...Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman disagreed. Weiman-Kelman who came to Israel 30 years ago from New York, leads a liberal Reform Jewish synagogue, Kol Haneshama, in Jerusalem. He said President Bush isn't doing enough to push the Israeli-Palestinian peace process forward.
Many rabbis believe in the sanctity of religious values and "peace is foremost among them," Weiman-Kelman told Cybercast News Service.
"It is a religious imperative to give up land for peace," said Weiman-Kelman. The question is timing, he said. Both sides are desperate for peace, but he said he's not sure if they are ready to make the necessary concessions.
"President Bush is not involved enough," Weiman-Kelman said. "The Israelis and Palestinians will not make the necessary concessions without pressure from the U.S." (Condoleezza Rice has been the administration's point-person on the Annapolis conference.)
Weiman-Kelman admitted that his views are among what he described as the "peripheral minority" of the Jewish religious establishment in Israel.
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