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Bronfman Criticizes Security Fence

The president of the World Jewish Congress criticized Israel’s security fence in a letter to President Bush.

The fence, which Israel says is necessary against terrorist infiltration, is “complicated and potentially problematic,” Edgar Bronfman wrote to Bush on Monday. The letter is co-signed by Lawrence Eagleburger, a former secretary of state who chairs the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims. The pair urged Bush to continue demanding Palestinian action against terrorism and incitement to violence, but added that Israeli officials “must be ready to build confidence, particularly with regard to the difficult issue of settlement activity, which at the appropriate time must be frozen under the terms” of the “road map’’ peace plan.

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