American Jews and Their Crisis of Conscience

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Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called on American Jews to help mobilize world opinion on Israel's behalf. But if America's Jews are unwavering in their support for the Jewish state of Israel, they are polarized in their attitudes about the current Prime Minister and his military actions in the Palestinian Territories. While some praise his military campaign against terrorism on the West Bank, others call for outright opposition. We sample this division with a rabbi who remains a proponent of the Oslo accords, Tikkun editor and peacenik Michael Lerner, Malcolm Hoenlein, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and a Los Angeles businesswoman who, despite her upbringing, felt obliged to speak out.
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Christian Science Monitor

US Department of State

Americans for Peace Now

Cohen's Los Angeles Times article

Jewish Renewal Synagogue

Oslo Accord


Union of American Hebrew Congregations

British Royal Monarchy

Guardian newspaper



Warren Olney