The U.S. Reform movement reportedly rejected Israeli Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert’s request to rescind its resolution calling for a U.S.
withdrawal from Iraq.
Olmert made the request when he met with Reform leaders
earlier this week, Ha’aretz reported, because he fears a rapid U.S.
pullout would destabilize the region and could even unseat Jordanian King
Abdullah II, an Israeli ally.
Reform’s leaders, who approved the resolution this
week, countered that a continued U.S. presence is destabilizing and diminishes U.S. influence in the region.