US Jewish groups split over pledge for unity on Israel

26.10.2011                      28.Tischrei. 5772

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US Jewish groups split over pledge for unity on Israel

Pledge, which says "US-Israel friendship should never be used as political wedge issue," comes just before one-year countdown to elections.

A National Pledge for Unity on Israel issued jointly on Monday by the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee has created a backlash, with some Jewish organizations refusing to sign it.
The pledge, meant “to encourage other national organizations, elected officials, religious leaders, community groups and individuals to rally around bipartisan support for Israel while preventing the Jewish state from becoming a wedge issue in the upcoming campaign season,” notes that Israel often comes up as a vote-splitter of an issue….