Questions on Rabbi Jacobs’ NIF affiliation


To the Editor:

The man tapped to lead the Reform movement is a board member of the New Israel Fund? Is that the same NIF that provided funding for the anti-Israel Goldstone Report that accused Israel of war crimes and support for Adalah, which accuses Israel of implementing apartheid? Did Rabbi Jacobs distance himself from the NIF when Israeli President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak condemned the financing of these anti-Israel groups?

Will the Reform movement’s leadership allow its 900 member synagogues to vote on its new leader?

Stuart Weil
Fresno, Calif.

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