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JAMES D. BESSER
ow do you read what is in a
Especially when that person
is Rev. Jesse Jackson, a mercurial figure who
has become a symbol of hope for many of
America's disadvantaged as well an anathe-
ma to many in the Jewish community for past
statements critical of Israel and intemperate
ui comments about Jews.
When Rev. Jackson described Zionism as
a poisonous weed, when he embraced PLO
leader Yassir Arafat and called attention to
No ulterior motives: Rev. Jackson Insists that his interest in bridge-building is personal, not political.