WASHINGTON - The Jewish outreach official for New York Republicans quit not long after he was hired because of revelations of his ties to an anti-Zionist haredi group.

Yossi Gestetner, named June 12 as director of Jewish Outreach for the New York Republican State Committee, quit Wednesday after The Jewish Channel published a detailed account of his PR work on behalf of True Torah Jews Against Zionism.

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The investigative report showed Gestetner also advocated other controversial positions, including the custom among the haredi Orthodox to consult with a rabbinical authority before reporting child molestation to the police.