Having grown up in the United States and having been born in Israel I can write with authority, one of experience that Reform Jews outside Israel treat anything Israeli with contempt and Israelis with disrespect. So why the rush to become part of something which you view with contempt, and which apparently Israel has viewed with skepticism? Well, because being Jewish is not popular among young reform Jews and Israel is the only p;ace where Judaism is growing. I am sure that any rapprochement between warring Jewish sects will be good for Jews that remain in the fold, but I ask Israelis, do you really want these losers to claim a part in your success?
Shots fired from northern Gaza at IDF forces stationed at border, no casualties (Haaretz)