Top pro-Israel Democrat Is Retiring, and Jewish Groups Are Worried

U.S. Jewish establishment is both pleased and concerned by the news that Florida Rep. Ted Deutch is to step down in November and become the new CEO of the American Jewish Committee. Who will fill the void?

Ben Samuels
Ben Samuels
Washington
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Ben Samuels
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WASHINGTON – Rep. Ted Deutch, who has widely been identified as Israel’s best friend in the Democratic Party, announced Monday he will not seek reelection this November. He will instead become the new CEO of the American Jewish Committee, one of the oldest and most significant Jewish legacy organizations in America.

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