After Tourism Minister Yariv Levin called U.S. Reform Jews a “waning world” that was rife with assimilation, the movement fired back, with a planned meeting between the minister and representatives of the community reportedly being canceled.

Head of the Israel’s Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism Rabbi Gilad Kariv called on his fellow Reform Jews not to cooperate with the minister, and according to a report in Israel’s Army Radio, his U.S. counterpart Rabbi Rick Jacobs has accepted the call.