OPINION: Jews v. Israel

Of all the painful thorns in their international rosebush, none makes Israelis so sore as a group of highly vocal American Jews known as the American Council for Judaism, Inc. Strongly anti-Zionist, the A.C.J., under the leadership of Lessing J. Rosenwald, onetime Sears, Roebuck board chairman, supports the idea that Judaism and nationalism "are separate and distinct," and that U.S. Jews owe nothing more to Israel than to any other toddling nation.

With the hope that he might soften the A.C.J.—and loosen its tight pockets as well—Israel's canny Premier David Ben Gurion last...

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