Nation: American Jews: No Consensus

War of words over Middle East leaves them divided

At last count there were about 300 Jewish organizations in America—and almost as many points of view, or at least shadings, among American Jews as to what, precisely, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin should be doing to bring about a Middle East settlement. Consensus on anything is hard to come by, except for the obvious fundamental that Israel has the right to exist as an independent Jewish state in peace with its Arab neighbors. On that, virtually all Jews feel strongly and emotionally.

Among Jewish leaders...

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