AJC demands Likud minister apologize to Reform Jews for 'disparaging remarks'

February 12, 2016 18:58

NEW YORK - The American Jewish Committee demanded on Friday that Tourism Minister Yariv Levin apologize to Reform Jews for declaring that “Reform Jews in the US are a dying world” last week.

The AJC stated that it “fully shares the outrage of the Reform movement” concerning the “disparaging remarks” of Levin, who opposes the construction of a new section at the Western Wall for pluralistic prayer.

“His words are both offensive and off-base," AJC Chief Executive Officer David Harris said on Friday. "He owes a heartfelt apology to millions of Jews, who care deeply about the Jewish future and the Jewish state's future."

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