I agree with lots of the statements here. Yes- Israel is headed towards Religious concensus. It's going to do that by bending to high birth rates of ultra-orthodoxy, at which point Religion will be dictated to the country by a few Far right Orthodox Rabbi's. Meanwhile, Reform and Conservative Jewry in the States will have to accomodate the mad rush of non-Orthodox Jews who, with the rise of an Orthodox dictatorship, will want to emigrate. And then Conservative and Reform support and funding of Israel will slow or completely stop. Somebody ought to start funding reverse Masa trips. It's time for Israel to face the fact that American Jewry- and particularly Reform, Conservative, and unaffiliated Jewry- is not some mess around group who can be, because of their pluralistic views, continually pushed and prodded and milked. At some point, Israel is going to push to hard and lose the support of what is one of the largest, most affluent, and most important Jewish groups.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: 'Lost Jews' video shows Israeli chutzpah towards Diaspora Jewry