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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 10:05 AM Oct 2018

Anti-Defamation League director: Rise in anti-Semitism 'more than what one man does'

Source: The Hill

BY MEGAN KELLER - 10/28/18 09:58 AM EDT

The chief executive and director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Jonathon Greenblatt, Sunday said that his organization will continue to call out rhetoric used by President Trump, but emphasized that the rise in anti-Semitism across the U.S. is the work of more than one man.

"I was encouraged that the president said something yesterday," Greenblatt told ABC's "This Week," regarding Trump's statements after a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning that killed at least 11 people.

"But it isn't only what you say after a tragedy that matters, it's the environment that you create with your rhetoric," he said. "And at the ADL we have spoken out when candidate Trump or President Trump has invoked anti-Semitic memes or used the rhetoric favored by White supremacists. But it’s more than what one man does," Greenblatt added.

"Whether you’re an elected official meeting with Nazi sympathizers or bringing Holocaust deniers to the House of Representative or if you’re a candidate for office invoking wild anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jewish financiers like George Soros manipulating world events or if you’re a religious leader referring to Jews as 'termites,' all of this is absolutely unacceptable."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/413519-director-of-adl-we-will-continue-to-call-out-trump-but-this-is

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Anti-Defamation League director: Rise in anti-Semitism 'more than what one man does' (Original Post) DonViejo Oct 2018 OP
I call bs! Jrsygrl96 Oct 2018 #1
What? Are you seriously suggesting that Trump is the ONLY cause of this? yardwork Oct 2018 #3
it's the environment created and sustained by trump and his hateful rhetoric nt EleanorR Oct 2018 #4
The environment created and sustains Trump as president. yardwork Oct 2018 #5
Yes Jrsygrl96 Oct 2018 #6
I trust the ADL's president on this. This is a much bigger issue than one man. yardwork Oct 2018 #7
We as citizens have three choices: resist, go along, or join. yardwork Oct 2018 #2


(115 posts)
1. I call bs!
Sun Oct 28, 2018, 10:16 AM
Oct 2018

Anti-Semitism has always been around, but in small pockets. When you live in an area with a large Jewish population, it is not unusual to see a story about swastikas on a synagogue or of a rabbi or others who were attacked. The Pittsburgh carnage was not what I just described! It was the single, deadliest attack of Jewish people on American soil. The person in the Oval Office spews hatred everyday!!!!! His rhetoric tells hate mongers violence Is ok. PERIOD!


(61,876 posts)
3. What? Are you seriously suggesting that Trump is the ONLY cause of this?
Sun Oct 28, 2018, 10:20 AM
Oct 2018

Hate crimes against Jewish people rose 57% last year.

Trump has the biggest voice right now but this is a problem that is bigger than one man.


(115 posts)
6. Yes
Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:17 PM
Oct 2018

Please listen to yourself. 57% - LAST YEAR! 45 was inaugurated in 2017. 57% since he became our so called president.

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