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October 22, 2004
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Jewish groups blasted a Presbyterian Church delegation for meeting with Hezbollah leaders. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the umbrella group of U.S. Jewry, called the meeting “irresponsible.” During the meeting, which was broadcast this week on the Al Manar satellite network, one church elder was shown praising Hezbollah, which the U.S. State Department includes on its list of terrorist groups. The Zionist Organization of America also criticized the delegation for meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad. Jewish officials recently met with Presbyterian leaders after the church called in July for divestment from companies that do business with Israel.

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