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Bishops Protest Against Israel - ADL Responds

When three Episcopal bishops gathered outside the Israeli Consulate in Boston to protest what they termed Israeli atrocities against Palestinians, the New England Regional Office organized and led a press conference of Boston-area Jewish leaders the following day on the steps of a local synagogue. The leaders expressed their shock and anger at the bishops protest and the clergymen's failure to acknowledge suicide bombings and the deaths of Jews in Israel.

"It is painful to think that [the bishops] moral concerns would not also extend to deliberate acts of terrorism which target teenagers at nightclubs, diners in restaurants, families traveling in their cars, and schoolchildren," said New England Regional Director Robert Leikind. "This too seems to be a profound moral issue, and the relative silence is deeply troubling, especially since it is these very acts which prompt the military response about which the bishops are complaining."

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