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Liaison to U.S. Jewish Community Resigns His White House Post

Max Green, a special assistant to President Reagan who served as his liaison with the Jewish community since October 1985, has resigned.

Green, in a telephone interview on his last day in office Friday, said he plans to set up a consulting firm, Max Green and Associates, in Washington. His assistant, Matt Zachari, will serve as acting liaison, until a successor is found.

“The job was to maintain good, if not excellent, relations between the Reagan administration and the Jewish community,” Green said, adding he believes this was accomplished during the nearly three years he held the post.

“The administration has been very good in allowing me to go out and explain the administration without trying to sell the Jewish community policies which they did not support,” Green said.

Green came to the White House from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, where he had worked with Linda Chavez, who was then head of the White House Office of Public Liaison.

Green was the fourth Jewish liaison in the two-term Reagan administration. During his tenure, unlike that of some of his predecessors, there were no major controversies between the Jewish community and the Reagan administration.

The liaison’s job is to represent the administration before the Jewish community and seek support for administration policies.

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