Israel’s Judicial Overhaul Plan Ignites Debate Among American Jews

March 8th, 2023

In Los Angeles last month, Rabbi Sharon Brous delivered a sermon titled “The Tears of Zion,” in which she urged her congregation not to “sleep through a revolution” and to challenge Mr. Netanyahu’s “illiberal, ultranationalist regime.” In New York City, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a longtime defender of Israeli policies, wrote a March 5 guest essay in The New York Times saying that Mr. Netanyahu was “courting disaster” with a push that could threaten Israel’s security, economy and “the very democracy upon which the country was built.”