Conference of Presidents Condemns Antisemitic Attacks Across the US

New York, NY

. . . Dianne Lob, Chair, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We are shocked and horrified by the recent dramatic rise in antisemitic attacks by anti-Israel agitators across the country.

These reprehensible organized and spontaneous attacks are an unconscionable affront to basic American values, and must be emphatically condemned by all who stand against hate and prejudice. We call on local, state, and federal law enforcement to quickly apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators of antisemitic and all hate crimes.  We also call on religious, educational, entertainment, media, and government leaders to join in a comprehensive effort to combat incitement and bigotry in our communities, campuses, and on social media.

Under the broadly accepted definition of antisemitism developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which has been adopted by the United States and more than thirty other countries around the world, ‘holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the State of Israel’ constitutes antisemitism. We reiterate the importance of the widespread adoption of the definition, in order to help stem the wave of Jew-hatred in America, and across the world.”

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