Nation: Ill-Considered Flirtations

Black leaders clash on how to deal with Jews and Arabs

Many American Jews were angered and alarmed by the spectacle of the Rev. Jesse Jackson embracing Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat, and of the Rev. Joseph Lowery of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference joining Arafat in a chorus of We Shall Overcome. But to those who interpreted these odd scenes as a sign of black antiSemitism, a contradicting voice sounded last week. Said Vernon E. Jordan Jr., head of the National Urban League, in a widely publicized speech to a Catholic audience in...

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