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    • Danny M
    • 20.03.10 | 10:05 (IST)

    Rav, let me lay some truth on you. I'm a Reform Jew myself and most Reform Jews would like to see Israel bend in order to achieve peace. At the same time, Jews here in North America are taking a lot of abuse from fellow liberals over Israel. Not that Israel is totally free of guilt, but home construction in East Jerusalem is kind of a different issue, especially considering the fact that the West Bank, which includes the Ramat Shlomo area, is much more land than the Palestinians need. And if anti-Semitism in the US and Canada gets any worse, you won't be raising objections to new Jewish housing construction anywhere in Israel OR the West Bank. I don't know about you, Rav, but if I have to leave the North American continent under threat of death and dismemberment and Israel is the only place I have to go, I'd like a nice assortment of one-bedroom apartments to choose from when I get there. Something to think about next time you have to scrub swastikas off the walls of your synagogue.

    from the article: Top U.S. Reform rabbi to Israel: Freeze East Jerusalem building
    First published 01:55 20.03.10 | Last updated 01:57 20.03.10
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