Leading Reform rabbis urged President Bush to step up efforts toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, but said Yasser Arafat is “unprepared” to make peace. On Wednesday, the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ Board of Trustees overwhelmingly backed a new platform on Israel that calls on the Bush administration to take “imaginative, bold and sustained” steps to mediate Mideast peace, while criticizing the Palestinian Authority president as “unable” or unwilling to forgo violence against Israel. The group’s rank and file is slated to vote on the plank in March.
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