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bCongress, which, in any contradiction between its liberalism band its Judaism always chooses liberalism. If there is a problem bof Jewish education which is dying for lack of funds, one can bcount on every major Jewish group to choose liberalism and bfight to cut off every penny of desperately needed govern- bment funds. If a Republican president is better for Israel bthan a radical-liberal-populist Democratic nominee, place byour money on the liberal Jewish Establishment to go bagainst Jewish interests and in favor of its liberal ones.

b“Do you know what is leading to the economic, social, bpolitical, and eventual physical destruction of the American bJewish community? The fact that its leaders, the men and bwomen it looks to for guidance and defense, are not first and bforemost Jews, but liberals. The question that leaps to their bmind first on every issue is not whether it is good for Jews but bwhether it is liberal and ‘right’ by liberal standards. This is bwhy they have not been fighting with the desperation and bmilitancy needed to head off the ‘Affirmative Action Pro- bgram’ of the federal government that is moving this country bto preferential treatment and quotas and the end of Jewish bpower. This is why the AJC found some ‘justification’ for the bOcean Hill-Brownsville firing of Jewish teachers in 1968. bThis is why so much of the Jewish energy, funds and power bthey possess is thrown not into the Jewish fight but into bother causes.

b“Unlike the Black and Puerto Rican and Chicano com- bmunities, whose groups and leaders think Black, work for bBlacks first, and set up Black caucuses in Congress and belsewhere, our Jewish leaders and Establishment groups are bnot first for Jews. They flee from their ‘Jewish-first’ impera- btive because of their fear of standing out too much and b‘what-will-the-goy-think-if-we-put-Jewish-interests first’ as bwell as the real feeling of liberalism taking precedence over bJudaism.

b“We have the tragedy of our Jewish leaders being bminimum Jews with minimum Jewish concepts at a time bwhen we need maximal Judaism and Jews. We need Jewish bleaders and groups who will be committed to the following bpropositions:

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