Since the start of Israel’s operation to stop Hamas rockets from Gaza, over 200 anti-Israel demonstrations have taken place in major cities across the U.S. National Director Abraham Foxman said that "we know that the message is getting uglier when protesters against Israel twist and pervert the most traumatic event in history against the Jewish people – the murder of six million Jews in the Holocaust – into a rallying cry against the State of Israel."
Citing increasing rhetoric from elected officials and public figures that demonizes and dehumanizes children from Central America fleeing violence and increasingly violent sentiments from anti-immigrant activists, ADL called for civility and respect in the conversation on the humanitarian crisis at the border.
“They are using the demonstrations in support of Gaza as a vehicle to express their anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, anti-Semitism in is on the rise in Europe, and it is a very dangerous increasing phenomenon.”
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, from an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on anti-Israel rallies and the recent surge of anti-Semitism around the world relating to the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Unlike in Israel where there is widespread rejection of anti-Arab incitement, the discontent within Palestinian society is fanned and incited into hatred by a widespread, unfettered support for violence against Jews and Israel.
Access ADL, July 3, 2014
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