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Mormons at LA's Israeli Independence Festival

For those wondering why the Mormon Church should have a place at the Israeli independence table, I include the following highlights in Jewish-Mormon history:

1) LDS Church President Heber J. Grant, a strong critic of anti-Semitism, was a Jewish National Fund booster. He pointed to the Balfour declaration as a divine portent and called for the Saints to look forward to the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.

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