President Trump Tells Four Democratic Congresswomen to “Go Back” to Where They Came From

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July 19, 2019

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President Trump directs “blatantly racist” tweets at four Democratic Congresswomen of color, telling them to “go back” to where they came from. Argentina marks the solemn 25th anniversary of the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 and wounded 300. White supremacists in Massachusetts have launched a coordinated fliering campaign, targeting area synagogues with propaganda labeling the Holocaust “fake news.”

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate, and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

1. President Trump Tells Four Democratic Congresswomen to “Go Back” to Where They Came From

President Donald Trump said that his call for some Democrat congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries also was in defense of Israel… Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said Mr. Trump’s use of Israel in his comments hurts the Jewish community and called on the president to stop using Jews as a shield for his racist rhetoric” JTA:


ADL Resource: White Supremacists, Extremists Celebrate President Trump’s Latest Racist Tweets

Interview: Jonathan Greenblatt sits down with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle

Op-Ed for NBC News: Trump’s Message to Liberal Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ Home Isn’t Just Appalling but Dangerous


2. Argentina Commemorates AMIA Bombing Victims on 25th Anniversary

“The deadliest terrorist attack in Argentina’s history occurred on July 18, 1994, when a suicide bomber drove a van filled with hundreds of kilograms of explosives into a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 85 and wounding 300. Twenty-five years later, the perpetrators remain at large, and antisemitism is once again rearing its ugly head in the country.” The Jerusalem Post:


Op-Ed by Sharon Nazarian for JTA: Latin American Jews Still Don’t Have Justice 25 Years After the AMIA Massacre

Press Release: ADL Welcomes Argentina’s Efforts to Combat Terrorism and Freeze Hezbollah Assets


3. Holocaust Denial Flyers Left at Massachusetts-Area Synagogues

“’ADL’s Center on Extremism has verified this incident to be part of a coordinated white supremacist flyer distribution campaign spanning multiple states and region,’ Robert Trestan, the ADL’s New England director, said in a statement. ‘We are aware of similar anti-Semitic flyer incidents at synagogues in Washington and Texas.’ The Salem News, MA:


ADL: Incidents in Marblehead, Leominster Part of Rise in White Supremacist Propaganda -- WBZ-TVCBS Boston -- Robert Trestan interviewed

ADL Resource: White Supremacists Continue to Spread Hate on American Campuses





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