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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Republican Jewish group slams anti-Semitism in presidential race

The Republican Jewish Coalition condemned the “troubling increase of anti-Semitic invective” aimed at journalists covering the presidential campaigns, but without singling out the two most widely reported incidents, both involving supporters of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

“We abhor any abuse of journalists, commentators and writers whether it be from Sanders, Clinton or Trump supporters,” the RJC said in a statement released Tuesday. “There is no room for any of this in any campaign. Journalists, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity should be free to do their jobs without suffering abuses, anti-Semitic or otherwise.”

Last month, Julia Ioffe, a Jewish reporter who wrote a profile of Trump’s wife Melania for GQ, received multiple death threats and anti-Semitic rhetoric via email, phone calls and on social media from self-identified Trump supporters. She filed a police complaint because of the threats.

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Anonymous said...

Well, since nobody knows what Ioffe write about Malania, we'll never be able to form an opinion on this article.

Wasted words...

Anonymous said...

More than likely Bernie supporters claiming to be Trump's, if these claims are even factual at all.

Anonymous said...

I have heard absolutely nothing relating in any way to anti-semitism.

Most people identify with the Palestinian people (Semites). I can't imagine anyone slurring those poor oppressed people.

Also, I have heard no criticism of the Ashkenazi Jews from Europe who have settled in Palestine.

Nothing. Natta. Zip.

Anonymous said...

Every news agency is owned by people of the Jewish faith so the accusation of herd manipulation has some merit.

Anonymous said...

So what you are implying is that anti-semitism may have been justified depending on the content of the article.

Anonymous said...

Even Bernie renounced his Jewish faith, just sayin.

Anonymous said...

One good thing learned from the Jewish persecutions in WW2, making them wear a badge is actually good.