National Jewish Umbrella Organization Expresses Unease Over Increasing Anti-semitism At Occupy Wall Street Protests
October 18, 2011
NATIONAL JEWISH UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION EXPRESSES UNEASE OVER INCREASING ANTI-SEMITISM AT OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTS
For Immediate Release
New York, October 18, 2011 – The National Conference on Jewish Affairs has released the following statement today:
"In light of the accelerated and vociferous anti-Semitic and anti-Israel pronouncements emanating from the Occupied Wall Street groups – at times urging the expulsion of Zionists and Jews from the United States – we urge President Obama to publicly denounce these remarks.
"Furthermore, we ask David Axelrod and Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, and other fellow Jews enthusiastically tied to the protests, to remember that the scape-goating that results from class warfare rhetoric has historically made Jews a target and endangered our community.
"There has always been anti-Semitism, but in our lifetime we have never heard in this country, as we are hearing now, such open and brazen calls against Jews.
"We ask them to reconsider their support for these protests given that many are using it as a platform to spew the most vile anti-Israel language."
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