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ADL Letter to Fox News Channel

July 27, 2010

Mr. Glenn Beck
Fox News Channel

Dear Glenn,

Several individuals recently reached out to us expressing their concern about the below comment from your July 13th television program:

"This is kind of complex, because Jesus did identify with the victims. But Jesus wasn't a victim, he was a conqueror.  Jesus conquered death. He chose to give his life. Jesus didn't come back from the dead and make the Jews pay for what they did. That would have been an abomination."

I assume it was not your intention to say that the Jews killed Jesus. As you know, the best historical studies show that the Romans put Jesus to death and the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian denominations have reputed this deicide charge. And, as you can appreciate, the deicide charge is one of the oldest pillars of anti-Semitism and has led to tragic consequences for the Jewish people.

I would appreciate hearing from you on this matter, so I can communicate your position to these concerned parties.

Sincerely,
Abraham H. Foxman
National Director