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Sun Jan 1, 2012, 03:11 PM

NGOs Slam ‘Anti-Semitic’ US Think Tank Comments [View all]

01/01/2012
"Think tanks are entitled to their political viewpoints – but they’re not free to slander with impunity," AJC says of CAP.

The American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League weighed in last week on the mushrooming anti-Israel scandal surrounding a group of bloggers working for the US think tank Center for American Progress (CAP).

Jason Isaacson, the AJC’s director of government and international affairs, told The Jerusalem Post by e-mail on Friday that “think tanks are entitled to their political viewpoints – but they’re not free to slander with impunity. References to Israeli ‘apartheid’ or ‘Israel-firsters’ are so false and hateful they reveal an ugly bias no serious policy center can countenance.”

He called on CAP to “disavow them and put a stop to them.”

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http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=251699

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