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btalking in terms of its members arming themselves to de- bfend themselves against aggression and to rectify the bomissions and errors of the Police Department, it may well bbe that it is encouraging ownership of firearms on an un- blicensed basis by its members. It may well be that investiga- btion would disclose that the JDL’s operations in terms of barming its members involve violations of state law.”

bConcerning the possible violation by JDL of Article 10A bof the New York State Social Welfare Law, the ADL memo bconcludes: “The Attorney General’s office should be re- bquested to check to insure compliance with this provision of bthe law by the Jewish Defense League and to take action if it bis violating the law.”

bThese are your gods, O Israel—little, vindictive, twisted bfunctionaries. In an editorial on the subject of Jewish Estab- blishment attacks on JDL, “The Berrigan Brothers and JDL,” bThe Jewish Post and Opinion of February 26, 1971 stated: b“Which brings to mind the comment of one former Ameri- bcan Jewish professional to the effect that ‘It is fascinating to bobserve the dignity and the self-respect of the Catholic bChurch with respect to the Berrigan Brothers. No heaping bof mud; not disassociation, though grave charges are binvolved.’”

bA superb comment and one that contains in it the answer bas to why the Jewish Establishment behaves so differently. bFor gnomes who have no dignity and no self-respect cannot bbe expected to behave properly, and the ADL and other bEstablishment ghetto-types were insecure men, tiny in vi- bsion, and bare of Judaism. It was almost an immutable law of bnature that led Rabbi Harold Saperstein, the President of bthe New York Board of Rabbis, from hysterical denuncia- btions of JDL to a church meeting in Harrisburg, Pennsyl- bvania, in February 1972, to hail the Berrigan Brothers as b“men of great spiritual stature.”

bThe question that is unanswered in all this is: What exactly bwas the role of the B’nai B’rith and its Anti-Defamation bLeague or, indeed, of other Jewish groups in effecting the barrests and imprisonment of members of the Jewish De- bfense League? How many of their own informers did they b 

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