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bAdmitting that many Jews are attracted to the JDL be- bcause they feel that the Establishment “cares more about bothers than we care for our own,” Lazere stated that the bJewish leadership “has a real image problem. Somewhere balong the way Jewish agencies have lost touch with the rank band file of the Jewish community. In our commitment to a bfuller and safer America for all . . . Jewish agencies have bshown a willingness to accommodate and adjust to the needs bof others. They have shown a willingness to be patient and bunderstanding about excesses [sic].”

bBut, he admits, something has gone wrong and “we have bto change our emphasis. The emphasis has to be on Jewish bconcerns from a Jewish base. . . . Only then will the fears bdissolve and with it the paranoia of the Jewish Defense bLeague.”

bWhat clearer proof of the success of JDL! Consider the bstartling shift in Jewish Establishment thinking. To be sure, bit is mostly lip service, but some changes were made and are bbeing made still. And this was done because of the little bgroup of JDL “aberration” and “paranoia” that they hate bwith a passion they never felt for anti-Semites. If the Jewish bEstablishment has begun to become just a bit more Jewish, bthen let it be known exactly who made them so—despite bthemselves.

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