Sir Mick Davis stated "as large swathes of the Diaspora see Israel’s liberal democratic values under threat, Diaspora Zionism will dwindle, leaving the case for Israel solely in the hands of hard right cheerleaders."
Briitsh Liberal Judaism leaders strongly condemned Israeli plans to annex West Bank territory and warned that it would damage the peace process and have a negative impact on Israeli-diaspora relations.
Affiliate members of the Zionist Federation UK have criticised its chair in a letter over what they claim were “wholly inappropriate” comments on the planned Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank.
Hundreds of British Jews signed an open letter demanding the Board of Deputies of British Jews condemn Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. the letter warned that the representative body's support for a two-state solution is 'worth nothing' if it fails to 'speak up against unilateral moves of annexation'.
More than 500 UK Jewish students and youth movement members have put their names to a letter urging the Board of Deputies to speak out against what they claim are the Israeli government’s plans for the ‘’unilateral annexation of the West Bank".’
In an Op-Ed for Le Monde, French Jews such as Dany Cohn-Bendit, Alain Finkielkraut, Bernard-Henri Levy, Dominique Moisi, Pierre Nora, Diana Pinto, Anne Sinclair and Benjamin Stora, spoke out against the annexation of part of the West Bank,
In an unprecedented act of unity, 58 prominent Canadian Jews - all of whom identify as pro-Israel - have urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to re-affirm Canada’s opposition to the unilateral annexation of West Bank territory.
“The result of annexing the West Bank would be the creation of one state between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River in which there would be, if not a majority Palestinian population, at the very least something very close to it. This majority would either have equal rights to those of Israelis, threatening Israel’s Jewish character, or they would be kept as second class, non-voting citizens, which would threaten Israel’s democratic character.”
“We have a symbiotic relationship with Israel and so of course it is our place, and of course we should make clear our views – were annexation to go ahead the damage to our collective and shared values would be irreversible. It would be a calamitous step into the unknown. We have to speak out for the values that the data shows we share. At this moment in time, the stakes are too high not to.”
“Eight member organizations of the Progressive Israel Network join all those standing up against annexation and for Israeli democracy and Palestinian rights. We welcome the leadership of lawmakers in Congress, who, consistent with the consensus view of the Israeli security establishment, are making clear the tremendous threats that annexation poses to the interests and shared values of both the US and Israel. These Congressional leaders are demonstrating true friendship to Israel as advocates for peace and democracy.”