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Ben Caspit talks this week with the executive director of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism Gilad Kariv. Placed 4th on the Israeli Labor list for the March 23 elections, Kariv hopes to be the first non-Orthodox rabbi in the Knesset. Kariv criticizes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for caving in to ultra-Orthodox pressure, neglecting his duty to protect the Israeli center. He says that Israeli leaders must now "establish a new paradigm in state relations with the ultra-Orthodox community". 

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