12.12.2011 16.Kislev. 5772
Justice minister offends US Jewish leaders by condemning communal life outside Israel.
Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman shocked a high-profile group of American Jewish leaders last week when he strongly defended controversial legislation and criticized them for not living in Israel.
Participants in the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) leadership mission to Israel met with top Israeli and Palestinian decision-makers including President Shimon Peres, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Neeman, opposition leader Tzipi Livni and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s senior adviser, Ron Dermer. The JCPA bills itself as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in guaranteeing the safety and security of the State of Israel….