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Council for Judaism Asks American Press Not to Describe Israeli Citizens As “jews”

Editors of major press associations in Washington have been asked to refrain from describing citizens of Israel as “Jews” in a letter addressed to them by Joseph D. Kaufman, chairman of the Washington chapter of the American Council for Judaism. The letter points out that “careless use of the words ‘Jew’ and ‘Jewish’ to describe aspects of the sovereign state of Israel can lead only to confusion.”