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Pro-Israel Group Meets US Ambassador, Who Badmouthed Them

Monday, 03 July 2017 03:38 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — A liberal pro-Israel advocacy group says its meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Israel, who has made derogatory comments against them in the past, was vital for maintaining diverse dialogue.

J Street said its meeting Monday with David Friedman was off record but recognizes the need for "broad dialogue in the pro-Israel community, even with those with whom we disagree."

Friedman in the past infuriated many by referring to J Street supporters as "kapos," a term for Jews assigned by Nazis to assist them in concentration camps in the Holocaust. In his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing he regretted using inflammatory language.

The meeting came at a tense time between Israel and some Jews abroad over a government decision to suspend plans to expand and upgrade the prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall for liberal Jews.

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A liberal pro-Israel advocacy group says its meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Israel, who has made derogatory comments against them in the past, was vital for maintaining diverse dialogue.J Street said its meeting Monday with David Friedman was off record but recognizes...
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