A leading New York synagogue dropped an event it was to host honoring a U.S. Jewish supporter of Yasser Arafat. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun on Manhattan’s Upper West Side said it reached an agreement with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, the organizer of the event, to move the ceremony feting Adam Shapiro. “JFREJ decided not to hold the event at B.J.,” the synagogue’s executive director, Deborah Pinsky, told JTA. “B.J. is not endorsing this particular candidate.”
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