World: Unease Among American Jews

Many of them are worried about Carter—and Begin

When Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sit down at the White House to talk Middle East strategy this week, there will be an unseen third party at the table. It will not be the Palestinians—as much as they have complicated the peace talks—but the Jews of America. For 30 years the U.S. Jewish community has variously served as a voice of conscience, a vigorous lobby and a public educator for Israel's cause. Though there have been periods of war and crisis when it has raised its voice,...

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