‘yippie’ Leader Jerry Rubin Was Bitterly Disillusioned with Israel, ‘post’ Reports
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‘yippie’ Leader Jerry Rubin Was Bitterly Disillusioned with Israel, ‘post’ Reports

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The leader of the Yippie movement, Jerry Rubin, of Cincinnati, now 31 and a radical agitator on high school and college campuses across the nation, was bitterly disillusioned with Israel where he went with his younger brother after both their parents died several years ago.

Rubin, who is under Federal indictment for inciting to riot during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago last summer, was the subject of a lengthy profile in the Washington Post yesterday. It traced his transformation from a graduate of Cincinnati’s honors high school, Walnut Hill–“the ambition of all Jewish mothers”–to an implacable foe of the Establishment, user of marijuana, LSD and a spell-binder of the young.

Jerry Rubin had this to say of the year and a half he spent as a student in Israel: “All of the American values had been transplanted to Israel, all of the capitalism and competitiveness. All of the Jews from Europe and America had the exploitive positions and all the Jews from Oriental and Arabic countries got the worst housing and jobs.”

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