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February 17, 2003

Top Policy Body To Hear Debate On Settlements

From Forward this article that deals in part with the issue of two-states and the settlement issue. The groupd discussing these and other issues is The Jewish Council for Public Affairs
[...]If passed, the Reform-sponsored resolution on settlements would represent a newfound willingness in the organized Jewish community to question Israeli policy during the intifada. Since the outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian violence, most Jewish groups, including those affiliated with the Reform movement, have steered clear of highlighting policy differences with Jerusalem, instead opting to focus criticism on the Palestinian Authority and its chairman, Yasser Arafat. Even leaders of UAHC, which has a 30-year history of opposing Israeli settlement policies, have generally downplayed the issue since the outbreak of the intifada in 2000 [more]