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    • Daniel
    • 22.10.12 | 15:15 (IST)

    I cannot get over the disingenousness of the conservative and reform rabbis and followers who swing into action over this arrest - bemoaning the lack of religious pluralism in Israel, yet remain noticeably and consistently silent when Jews are arrested for simply closing their eyes on the Temple Mount. The pervasive self-serving hypocrisy which saturates these movements is stunning but, unfortunately, no longer surprising. They pay heavy moralizing lip-service to the holy principles of pluralism and respect for all - all that are like them ir under their poltical patronage and protection. Temple Mount? Sorry - no pluralism allowed in "occupied territory." It would almost be amusing if it wasnt so shameful and demonstrably hateful. I used to be reform, then conservative, and very active in Hashomer Hatzair. I am so pleased I left.

    from the article: U.S. Conservative Jews call 'global flashmob' to protest arrest of Western Wall activist
    First published 14:12 22.10.12 | Last updated 14:12 22.10.12
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