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Applauding engagement

Applauding engagement

Characterizations of BDS in the Jewish and right-wing media focus on the most extreme version (Opinion, “How to be progressive and pro-Israel,” March 28). This is rather like claiming that all Jewish men wear payes. Most Americans who speak in favor of BDS are not affiliated with any organization of that name, and they express a wide spectrum of views.

I applaud writer Julia Malaga’s call for engagement with progressive forces in Israel, and I make substantial donations directly to such Israeli organizations. But in my humble opinion, the settlements are treif.

Harvey S. Cohen

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