03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jewish Groups Criticize Ms. Magazine For Rejecting Pro-Israel Ad

Jewish feminists are criticizing Ms. magazine for refusing to run a full-page advertisement submitted by the American Jewish Congress that features three prominent Israeli women.

Calling the decision "contemptible" and "hostile" toward Israel, the women -- some of whom helped to found the feminist magazine -- said that the decision seemed to be motivated by anti-Israel sentiment among the publication's staff and its readers. The advertisement, which includes the words "This is Israel," features photographs of the president of Israel's Supreme Court, Dorit Beinisch; Israel's foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, and the speaker of the Knesset, Dalia Itzik.

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