US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman criticized the actions of some public organizations in the United States, supporting the conservative and reform movements in Judaism.
Commenting on the scandal in connection with the cancellation of the compromise at the Western Wall, the U.S. Ambassador said: «I heard that there is a large Jewish organizations who threaten to stop providing aid to Israel. Never thought such a thing possible.» This statement the American Ambassador made a speech to the conference of the organization «Bney Brit» in Jerusalem.
The US Ambassador added: «I understand where the frustration and resentment, there are plenty of issues that divide us, but to solve problems we have by looking for the understanding and demonstration of respect for each other.»
Statement of David Friedman followed on the background of the crisis in relations with the leaders of the reform and conservative movements in the United States that emerged after the freeze compromise on the Western Wall. The Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett said yesterday: «there were numerous errors in the decision – making process and timing». 27 Jun Bennett, and justice Minister Ayelet shaked, spoke with leaders of Jewish organizations in the United States, trying to cause the crisis.