We don't need autocratic "Pope Eric" to tell us what to think! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dr. L. Brnd
    • 23.12.07 | 18:05 (IST)

    This guy is not the democratically elected leader of anybody. He is the appointed, salaried administrator of the HUC seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio (home to 0.4% of the US Jewish population). Not elected even by the members of the Reform sect, not representative. He was outvoted on this issue by a massive, landslide margin of 10-to-1 in the council of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. So rather than accept the democratic outcome of the body to which he belongs, he tries to end-run the leadership body with his misleading press conferences and false guarantees of what Israel will "receive". The guy should have the honesty and decency to RESIGN from this leadership organization; then he can hold his press conferences and shoot his mouth off. Israel has its Yossi (Beilin), we have our Yoffi (Eric). Both speak for only tiny minorities, but pompously claim "leadership".

    from the article: Reform head: U.S. Jews must not oppose compromise on Jerusalem
    First published 00:00 22.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.12.07
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