Conference of Presidents Statement on Detention of Conservative Rabbi in Israel

New York, NY. . .Statement by Arthur Stark, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations:

We are deeply concerned by the disturbing reports of the events involving Rabbi Dov Haiyun in Haifa this morning. We welcome the intervention of Attorney General Mandelblit ordering the police to release Rabbi Haiyun. We urge the Attorney General and the Minister of Internal Security Gilad Erdan to investigate the circumstances and conduct involved with Rabbi Haiyun’s early morning detention for interrogation and to take steps to prevent a recurrence.

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