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April 5, 2001
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U.S. Jewish leaders said they were frustrated by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s responses during a private question-and-answer session before Mubarak attended a luncheon with Jewish and Arab American leaders in Washington. The leaders — including Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Reform movement’s Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and Rabbi Jerome Epstein, executive vice president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism — said Mubarak was candid and engaging, but did not offer satisfactory responses on issues such as anti-Semitism in the Egyptian press or returning Egypt’s ambassador to Israel.

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