The Conference of Presidents, With its Head in the Sand
Each weekday, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations sends out a useful compendium of news about the Middle East. It's called the "Daily Alert" and It can be quite exhaustive; today, it features articles on the Mumbai terror attacks, torture in the Palestinian Authority, and anti-Semitism in Egypt. It does not, however, contain one word about the pogrom by Hebron settlers against their Palestinian neighbors. So the question to the Conference of Presidents is: Was it not a pogrom, and therefore not newsworthy? Or are you simply too ashamed to report, amid your long list of Arab and Muslim sins, evidence of Jewish sin? These people, the Hebron settlers, are a threat to Israel and to Zionism. But not everyone in the American Jewish leadership has figured that out yet.