Nation: With Sorrow and Anger

Black leaders lash out at Jews, and Jews lash back

Despite Andrew Young's own earnest pleas that his abrupt departure from Carter's Cabinet not be used to fuel black-Jewish divisions, inevitably it has. Though the two groups, once so closely and warmly allied in the early civil rights struggle, have been drifting apart for years, the spectacle of such open animosity and barbed exchanges as took place last week was dismaying.

Declared a group of 200 black leaders, who assembled at the N.A.A.C.P. headquarters in New York City to discuss the split: "Some Jewish organizations and intellectuals who were previously identified with...

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