Jewish groups are divided over Israel’s plans to construct new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The controversial announcement came a day after the United Nations voted last week to recognize Palestine as a non-member state. The Union for Reform Judaism called the proposed settlements a challenge to a future two-state solution, but it also denounced the UN vote as counterproductive to peace. A prominent group of Orthodox rabbis, meanwhile, voiced its support for Israel’s decision.
News of the Week
see allWatch Full EpisodesMay 20, 2015: Nepal Earthquake Relief; Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School; Homeless Female VeteransMay 8, 2015: Anti-Muslim Sentiments; Yale Institute of Sacred Music; Mark Burnett on the Cradle of Christianity Fund
R&E Video and News Widgets
Our news widget offers the latest headlines from our website.LEARN MORE