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    • JonathanUSA
    • 11.12.12 | 21:40 (IST)

    Reform Jews, by and large, support Israel unequivocally when it comes to security and negotiations. The only things many of them they are apt to condemn are settlements, which are almost universally opposed outside of Israel in any case, and religious intolerance, which is hardly surprising. They didn't support the Palestinian UN message or oppose Israel's right to defend itself in Pillar of Defense or Cast Lead. Without the contribution of American Jews, which primarily means Reform and Conservative Jews, Israel would not be anything like where it is today. If Reform Jews feel alienated by Israel today, it is because Israel has deliberately alienated them by belittling their faith and insulting their leaders, not unlike what you are doing in your post.

    from the article: Prominent Orthodox rabbi calls on Israel to recognize Reform Judaism
    First published 23:26 11.12.12 | Last updated 23:26 11.12.12
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