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Misguided Effort
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 20:00

Why is Martin Raffel, senior vice president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, meeting with Palestinian Americans and mapping out strategies for Israel’s negotiations, which, after all, are the province of Israel’s democratically elected leaders (“For the Israeli-Palestinian Talks to be Successful,” Opinion, Aug. 9)?

Shouldn’t he instead be informing us about strategies to combat the epidemics of BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and Israel bashing in the U.S. that are poisoning our youth, and about strategies to stem the tide of intermarriage and Jewish apathy, both of which are the responsibility of his domestic organization?

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