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(JTA) - Caught in the crossfire
Jewish officials criticized a TV commentator for suggesting that U.S. policy toward Israel is behind Al-Qaida's hatred of America. The criticism comes after Tucker Carlson, the conservative host of CNN's "Crossfire," said on his show last Friday that Osama bin Laden made clear in his latest tape that the United States was attacked because Al Qaida leaders "disagree with American policy in the Middle East particularly, and specifically American policy toward Israel." He added: "At some point, you have to consider the root causes of terrorism." James Tisch, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, told the New York Sun: "Israel is a sideshow to all of this, to bin Laden."