if Reform and Conservative want influence in the Kenesset - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Gratt
    • 12.07.10 | 09:30 (IDT)

    They should encourage their members to move to Israel. currently there are less than 20,000 Jews in Israel that identify with the Conservative or Reform moments. This stands in contrast with over a million Orthodox Jews in the country and another million that associate as such. with such a skewed electorate is anyone shocked by this? In a democracy politicians will go where the votes are. Until Reform/Conservative have significant voters in Israel they will have little sway over policy.

    from the article: Reform and Conservative Jews fuming ahead of Knesset vote on conversions
    First published 21:23 11.07.10 | Last updated 21:23 11.07.10
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