The Nation: Jimmy Woos the Jewish Leaders

"The world isn't used to your open diplomacy. It stiffens the back of Israel and raises the expectations of the Arabs, which, once frustrated, will retard rather than bring peace." During a week of buffeting over U.S.-Soviet relations. Jimmy Carter hardly needed that sober assessment of his Middle East policy. But it came last Wednesday from Rabbi Alexander Schindler, one of the 53 Jewish leaders invited to a dialogue with the President at the White House.

They spent one hour and 20 minutes with Carter and his foreign policy formulators, including Vice President Walter...

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