"[Seymour] Reich said the vote also "undermines the credibility of the Conference because it doesn't reflect the views of the American Jewish community, which -- while attached to Jerusalem -- is prepared to say everything is on the table." But supporters pointed to a recent American Jewish Committee poll showing a growing majority of American Jews - 58 percent - now oppose compromise on Jerusalem." - Jewish Week Unfortunately, the US Jewish leadership is dominated by rightwingers. When Olmert was Mayor of Jerusalem and an extreme rightwinger, the leadership supported him (see #31). Now that he is willing to compromise, they oppose him. If it were up to the Jewish leaders in the US, there would have been no Oslo. One great act by AIPAC was to help pass the "US embassy in Jerusalem" law, which was meant to undermine Oslo and was opposed by President Clinton and PM Rabin. The solution for Israel is to take the money but ignore the views of these leaders. Meet with them, make them feel important, then ignore their views. They will not suffer the consequences of their opinions, so they shouldn't be taken seriously.
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from the article: Reform head: U.S. Jews must not oppose compromise on Jerusalem