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"In this report, certain criteria have been used to determine whether
a group or an action is considered anti-Israel. Concern for the
welfare of Palestinian refugees does not, in itself, constitute
hostility to Israel. Nor does appreciation of Arab culture, interet in
religious dialogue with Islam, or disapproval of specific policies of
the Israeli government. What constitutes anti-Israel bias is the
unequal application of standards -- for example, criticizing Israel
for military reprisals without taking note of the hostile actions that
provoked them, or calling upon Israel to recognize the Palestinian
Liberation Organization (PLO), still publicly committed to her
destruction, without the contingent demand that the PLO recognize
Israel's right to exist as a sovereign state. Bias may also reveal
itself in an unbalanced rendering of history. For example, Israel
alone may be blamed for the existence of Palestinian refugees with no
acknowledgement that their displacement is also the result of
Arab-initiated wars against Israel, or that an equal number of Jewish
refugees were forced to flee Arab countries without compensation for
homes or property."

Banki, Judith Herschcopf. 
"Anti-Israel Influence in American Churches," New York, 1979:
The American Jewish Committee, Institute of Human Relations.

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