Rabbi Jonathan Sacks accused the General Synod of damaging Jewish-Christian relations, the Times of London said.
In a 1,500-word article in Friday's Jewish Chronicle, the rabbi, known for his moderation and his distaste for public bickering, condemned the synod's action as ill-judged and said that "the timing could not have been more inappropriate."
"The immediate result will be to reduce the church's ability to act as a force for peace between Israel and the Palestinians for as long as the decision remains in force."
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