New York, NY, December 22, 2022... ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) issued the following statement regarding the formation of a new government in Israel:
“We congratulate Prime Minister Elect Benjamin Netanyahu on forming a new Israeli governing coalition. The election on November 1, the building of a coalition, and the expected final approval of this government by the Knesset in the coming days, are a demonstration of Israel’s nearly seventy-five years of vibrant democracy.
As we stated in the aftermath of the November election, and now with the formation of a government, we remain deeply concerned by the inclusion, appointments and authorities expected to be given to individuals and parties in this Israeli government whose policies on Israel’s judiciary, relations with Israel’s minority communities, LGBTQ rights, religious pluralism, and Palestinian affairs historically run counter to Israel’s founding principles. We closely will monitor and respond to actions on these issues as warranted, and will not shirk from calling out expressions, policies and actions by the Israeli government and particular Israeli leaders that are hateful, racist, anti-Arab or homophobic, anti-democratic or harmful to non-Orthodox streams within the Jewish people.
ADL is an organization eternally committed to Israel and remains focused on ensuring its continued security and well-being as a Jewish and democratic state. We will continue our work on the ground in Israel to promote social cohesion within Israeli society, and we will continue to operate around the world to combat those who seek to deny the legitimacy of Israel, demonize Zionism, and engage in antisemitic discourse related to the Jewish state.”
ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all. More at www.adl.org.