Reform on Iraq: Bad for Israel

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  1. Jonathan Rosenblum says:

    Yaakov is right on target in suggesting that the Reform movement’s resolution on Iraq is a further reflection of the increasingly slight concern with Israel shown by most American Jews. I had originally devoted an entire section of my piece to this theme, but word limits intervened.

    All surveys of priorities of voting concerns show that Israel is much less important to American Jews than to evangelical Christians when they decide how to vote.

    A victory for Zarqawi in Iraq would inevitably be disastrous for Israel. In recent pronouncements, Zarqawi has made clear that Israel is the next target in his sites, and he is even suspected of being behind the recent missile attacks from Lebanon. In the Reform Movement’s resolution, Israel is not even mentioned at all as a factor to be considered in weighing the pros and cons of withdrawal.

  2. Amanda Rush says:

    There’s one other problem with the Reform resolution.
    By releasing a resolution like this, the Reform leaders do nothing but display their arrogance.
    Do they really think they’re going to sway thought on policy within the Jewish community like this?
    Members of their own constituency don’t even pay them any attention, much less anyone else.

  3. ori says:

    The state of Israel has made it abundantly clear that it does not accept Reform Judaism as Judaism. Their marriage is not considered marriage, and their conversion was not considered conversion until the supreme court intervened. Why would you expect Reform Jews to be committed to the interests of Israel?

    Note: I am not arguing the issue of the Iraq war. I think that it is in the best interests of the US, as I assume you do.

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