Leader of the largest Jewish group in North America criticises Israel’s policies toward Palestinians


The strong criticism of Israel’s policies toward Palestinians by the leader of the largest Jewish group in North America is a “wakeup call” to the Zionist regime, an American writer and political commentator says.

Marcy Winograd, who is based in Santa Monica, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday, after Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, slammed Israel’s “misguided policies” against the people of Palestine.

Speaking in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, Rabbi Jacobs said the Jewish community must not remain silent when hate-crime attacks kill innocent Palestinians in the occupied territories.

Jacobs also said that the reform movement “has long opposed Israeli settlement policy in the West Bank.”
Read more at Press TV

Rabbi Rick Jacobs is president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform movement in North America which represents an about 1.5 million Reform Jews in almost 900 synagogues across the United States and Canada.

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