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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the main lobbying group for Israel on Capitol Hill, has been called out of step with “the consensus of the organized Jewish community” on some important Mideast issues by leaders of three of the United States’ most important Jewish organizations, the New York Times reported. Six leaders of the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith outlined their concerns in a privately circulated letter to the president of the lobbying group, the paper reported. The letter writers cited their disagreements with the lobby’s opposition to a U.S.-Kuwait arms deal and efforts to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization’s U.N. mission, the paper said.


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