Netanyahu pledges Jewish dialogue after Reform remarks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on July 12, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday sought to calm angry US Jews after his religious affairs minister questioned the Jewishness of the Reform movement, to which many of them belong. “Israel is a home for all Jews,” he said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. “The government of Israel serves all Israeli citizens -– secular and religious –- regardless of which stream they come from,” he said, pledging to convene roundtable discussions between the different streams of Judaism and Israeli officials.

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