Jewish Leaders Sign Statement Defending Linda Sarsour

By – on June 2, 2017

Source: Jewish Leaders Sign Statement Defending Linda Sarsour – Geller Report

Jewish Lay Leadership: Neo Kapos

Never have these Jewish leaders stood up for proud Jews and Zionists like me. On the contrary, they have viciously attacked my work, my groundbreaking ads in defense of Israel against vicious anti-Semitic bloodlibels, and me.

“100 Prominent Jewish Leaders Condemn Attacks On Linda Sarsour,” by Josh Nathan-Kazis, Forward, June 1, 2017

More than 100 Jewish leaders condemned attacks on Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian-American activist whose Thursday speech at a City University of New York graduation ceremony has become a flashpoint.

Signatories to the letter include many of the most prominent left-leaning Jewish communal leaders, including J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami, Bend the Arc’s Stosh Cotler, HIAS’s Mark Hetfield, the National Council of Jewish Women’s Nancy Kaufman, and T’ruah’s Rabbi Jill Jacobs. Rabbis from Congregation B’nai Jeshurun on the Upper West Side and Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope also signed, as did the playwright Tony Kushner and New York City Council member Brad Lander.

“We will not stand by as Sarsour is falsely maligned, harassed and smeared, as she, her organization and her family suffer vicious public threats and intimidation,” the letter reads. “We unequivocally oppose these assaults against her, and publicly state our commitment to working alongside her for a more just and equal society.”…

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