Israel Brothers with Blood in Their Eyes

In Jerusalem, U.S. Jewish leaders wade into the Pollard fray

"We've been on the battlefront for Israel too long for anyone to throw that crap at us." That was the reaction of Hyman Bookbinder, 71, a longtime leader of the American Jewish Committee, to Israeli criticism of U.S. Jewish leaders in the wake of the painful case of Jonathan Jay Pollard, 32; the American intelligence analyst was sentenced to life imprisonment earlier this month as an Israeli spy. Few could remember a previous dispute that had produced such tension between Israel and its closest friends in the U.S. But then, as Morris Abram, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major...

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