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‘Israel-Firsters’ Offensive

‘Israel-Firsters’ Offensive

I was very disappointed that Gary Rosenblatt used the term “Israel-Firsters” in his column (“Israel-Firsters Seen Edging Toward Trump,” July 1). This is an expression that casts aspersions on the loyalty of American Jews and is frequently used by anti-Semites. The use of this expression damaged an otherwise cogent analysis.

Next time, use the term “single-issue Israel voters.” This may be too long for a headline, but at least you don’t wind up sounding like Pat Buchanan.


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