Late Senator Frank Lautenberg: An Early Victim of the 'Militant' Jewish Right's Strong-arm Tactics

The Jewish senator's 1988 letter questioning Israeli positions earned him 'venomous response,' despite his long record of Jewish activity and philanthropy.

Senator Frank Lautenberg, who passed away on Monday, was one of the Senate’s most consistently liberal lawmakers, but he was also considered one of Israel’s staunchest defenders on Capitol Hill.