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Support Jewish Sit-In At Pelosi’s Office – OpEd

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On March 14, the National Conference of Jewish Affairs will hold a sit-in at Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s congressional office at the Longworth House Office Building (15 Independent Ave SE, Washington DC) at 1:00 p.m.

The occasion of the protest is the failure of the Democrat leadership to adequately respond to the anti-Semitism of Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

We applaud the work of our friend, Rabbi Aryeh Spero, for leading the sit-in at Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s office. She acted cowardly by yielding to the voices of extremism in her Party. Rep. Omar, Rep. Tlaib and some other zealots wanted, and succeeded in getting, a statement on bigotry that was ultimately flatulent. We labeled it a “sham” for diluting the initial statement condemning anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism is a scourge that must be stamped out wherever it exists. That it exists within a segment of the Democratic Party is obvious. It needs to be expunged without further delay.

Catholics are urged to stand with our Jewish allies. To learn more about the sit-in call Rabbi Spero at (212) 252-6861. Call Pelosi’s office (202) 225-4965.

William Donohue

William Donohue is the current president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States, and has held that position since 1993.

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