i. Noam believes firmly in the existence of Israel as a Jewish, equal and democratic state. We believe that we have an obligation to build a Jewish state that reflects our beliefs.
ii. Hebrew is the national language of the Jewish People, and we will use it and teach it as much as possible.
iii. Through Aliya, alongside Diaspora activism, Noam can shape a State of Israel based on our values.
iv. Noam is committed to providing its members with a detailed, historical understanding of the emergence of Modern Zionism and a contemporary understanding of the State of Israel.
v. Noam supports the most viable solution for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which we currently believe to be the Two State Solution.
vi. Noam commits to educating about both sides of the conflict, with a view to empowering participants to hold informed debates outside of Noam.
vii. Noam acknowledges the IDF’s right and responsibility to defend Israel, but does not necessarily always support its actions.
viii. We believe the Israeli government should uphold the ideals set out by the Declaration of Independence, promoting freedom of religion for all.
ix. Noam believes in a Zionism where there is a clearer separation between Synagogue and State.
x. Noam will educate its members about issues of Orthodox hegemony in Israel, and will campaign to end these wherever possible.
xi. Noam encourages its members to visit the Conservative Yeshiva to learn about Masorti Judaism and pluralism.
xii. Noam believes that Israel should respect and accept different religious communities in Israel, and respect other communities outside of Israel.
xiii. Noam believes that civil, same-sex and non-Orthodox Jewish marriages and partnerships, both performed inside and outside of Israel, should be recognised by the Israeli government.
xiv. Judaism holds all life to be sacred. Noam will fight for the human rights and living conditions of all people within Israel and the Palestinian Territories, regardless of faith or ethnicity.
xv. Noam aims to reduce poverty and inequality in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. This must reflect that a disproportionate number of the most vulnerable people in these societies are not Jewish.”
xvi. Noam will provide the opportunity for its members to spend time in Israel in order to develop a love for the land, people and culture and religion; we will further foster this relationship in the UK through our machanot and other activities.