Washington - Infighting Among Jewish Community Over Iran Accord Has Leaders Weary Of Long Term Damage
Washington, D.C. - The ongoing infighting and escalating vitriol between members of the Jewish community over President Obama’s Iran nuclear accord has Jewish leaders on both sides now calling for peace, and scrambling to a halt the kind of rhetoric they fear may result in long term damage to not only the American Jewish community, but relations with Israel abroad.
NYTIMES.com (http://nyti.ms/1Jodp9g ) reports that an announcement by New York Representative Jerrold Nadler (D) in favor of the accord has only served to exacerbate the situation, to the point where both the National Jewish Democratic Council and the Anti-Defamation League issued public condemnations of hate-speech between Jews.
Alternately, three Democratic Jewish House members in opposition to the deal issued a joint statement denouncing the type of “ad hominem attacks and threats” that have followed Nadler’s announcement.
Since announcing his decision, Nadler’s Facebook page has received posts comparing him to a Jewish World War II Nazi collaborator, a “kapo,” while charging him with “facilitating Obama’s Holocaust.”
Greg Rosenbaum, chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council even raised concerns during a private meeting with Obama earlier this month, asking that he, too, tone down his rhetoric.
“We are on the verge of fratricide in the Jewish community,” Rosenbaum said. “And it has to stop.”
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