Ambivalence about Israel's new first citizen: Can U.S. Jews support a staunch democrat and an opponent of a two-state solution?

Holzel, David
June 2014
Washington Jewish Week;6/19/2014, Vol. 50 Issue 25, p4
The article reports on the skepticism of American Jewish groups about the election of Reuven Rivlin as president of Israel in 2014. Insights from Ori Nir of the Americans for Peace Now, Julie Schonfeld of the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative, and Morton Klein of Zionist Organization of America are presented. Some of the concerns expressed include the president's opposition of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Arab conflict and his preference for a common citizenship.


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