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New York - Holocaust Remembrance Day Not A Priority For DNC, Wikileaks’ E-mails Show

Published on: July 27, 2016 09:45 AM
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FILE - Holocaust survivors Alfred and Josiane Traum light a candle during the National Commemoration of the Days of Remembrance ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueFILE - Holocaust survivors Alfred and Josiane Traum light a candle during the National Commemoration of the Days of Remembrance ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

New York - The fallout from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) WikiLeaks’ e-mail scandal continues, with the revelation that DNC staff members did not want to issue a statement of remembrance for Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which fell this year on the evening of May 4, ending on May 5, the Daily Caller reports (http://bit.ly/2awHCNU).
“We need to do a statement from the DNC. Is there a reason we haven’t?” emailed Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the former DNC Chairwoman, to two Congressional employees and two DNC staffers with the subject heading, “Yom Ha’Shoah Statement.”

DNC Senior Communications Director Ryan Banfill forwarded Wasserman-Schultz’s request to DNC employee Kate Houghton, with the message, “Flagging for you. The chair is asking for a statement on Yom Ha’Shoah.”

Houghton responded, “We aren’t going to do statements for every Jewish holiday unless she wants to do them for every religious holiday and trust me, this Catholic can give you a list of them. Also when she does an official statement, it makes very little sense to have two statements out there in her voice.”
Banfill cheekily replied, “This is about remembering the Holocaust. Never forget.” To which Houghton wrote, “Yup. . .or Darfur or Armenia or Rwanda or Bosnia (which PS is where my husband served). Does she want us to do one for each of those other remembrance days as well?”

The disclosure of this e-mail exchange comes on the heels of another e-mail thread, wherein DNC CFO Brad Marshall alleged Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was really an atheist, even though he is of Jewish heritage.

“It might may [sic] no difference but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”

Since the leak, Marshall apologized for his remarks on Facebook, saying, “I deeply regret that my insensitive, emotional emails would cause embarrassment to the DNC, the Chairwoman, and all of the staffers who worked hard to make the primary a fair and open process. The comments expressed do not reflect my beliefs nor do they reflect the beliefs of the DNC and its employees. I apologize to those I offended.”


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 Jul 27, 2016 at 10:21 AM pinny Says:

this is the new democratic party!!!! especially bad towards israel.any jew voting democratic is a self hating jew

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM elyeh Says:

This is the true face of the antisemitism of the Democrat staff, hidden usually from the public statements of the candidates.

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 10:47 AM Anonymous Says:

DNC employee Kate Houghton needs to be FIRED.

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 10:52 AM FinVeeNemtMenSeichel Says:

Reply to #1  
pinny Says:

this is the new democratic party!!!! especially bad towards israel.any jew voting democratic is a self hating jew

Quiet please we need programs and money for mosdos.

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 10:52 AM Curiosity Says:

The only people who don't already know and recognize the flagrant antisemitic views of the Democratic Party are the self-hating, God-hating Jews who support them.

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 11:13 AM mghirsch Says:

Am I the only one that remembers that at the last Democratic convention when there was a vote on recognizing Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel? The voice vote was not to recognize it. The Chair said the voice vote was for the recognition despite an overwhelming negative voice vote.

Why don't my fellow Jews recognize that the Democratic party has moved from pro-Israel to anti-Israel? Why do my fellow Jews still vote overwhelmingly Democratic?

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 11:13 AM Anonymous Says:

It has been repoted that there are more palestinian and soviet flags at the democratic convention than US flags

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 11:53 AM takeittothem Says:

Reply to #1  
pinny Says:

this is the new democratic party!!!! especially bad towards israel.any jew voting democratic is a self hating jew

Sure, much better to vote for an unhinged demagogue who, G-d knows, what he will do to U.S/Israel relations ! Vote Trump? Never !

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 11:59 AM TrumpForPrez Says:

Oh but Trump is the anti-semite? Huh. how you doing yonasanw?

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 12:33 PM mythoughts Says:

I don't see any comments on this story from our typical Democrat apologists.

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 12:31 PM Chaim Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It has been repoted that there are more palestinian and soviet flags at the democratic convention than US flags

Yeah, it's been "reported" on crazy ultra-right wing websites. It's an absolute lie, and anyone who's watched the first two nights of the convention knows it's a lie. It makes sense, though, that people who believe every lie out of Trump's mouth also fall for every idiotic or untrue thing they read on the Internet. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, my friend.

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 12:32 PM Maven Says:

Hillary and Trump both probably have nothing against Jews. In fact i would say they both have a favorable opinion of Jews.

She was a NY senator and the Jewish community was benefiting from her much more than from "Jew" Bloomberg,Koch,Schumer. Unless if you flaming Zionist will judge her by being friendly to Arafat's wife.

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 01:16 PM Anonymous Says:

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Maven Says:

Hillary and Trump both probably have nothing against Jews. In fact i would say they both have a favorable opinion of Jews.

She was a NY senator and the Jewish community was benefiting from her much more than from "Jew" Bloomberg,Koch,Schumer. Unless if you flaming Zionist will judge her by being friendly to Arafat's wife.

"you flaming Zionist"
shame on you, 'maven' of nothing, after 2,000 years of torture and death we have our own state, and such shmutz comes out of your mouth! for shame !

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 01:57 PM Keep-it-Simple Says:

So the take away from the DNC is as follows: (Nothing having to do with Jew or Israel)

If you are a straight white male living in USA and you want a future you have 4 simple options to choose from:

1) Move out of the country

2) Change your color (believe me this trend will happen one day..)

3) Change your orientation

4) Change your gender

Otherwise you are doomed - Guaranteed

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 02:31 PM Esther Says:

Reply to #11  
Chaim Says:

Yeah, it's been "reported" on crazy ultra-right wing websites. It's an absolute lie, and anyone who's watched the first two nights of the convention knows it's a lie. It makes sense, though, that people who believe every lie out of Trump's mouth also fall for every idiotic or untrue thing they read on the Internet. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, my friend.

Do you Hillary backers have any idea how hysterical it is when you accuse Trump of lying?

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 03:42 PM Speaksoftly Says:

Isn't it ironic that "this Catholic", whose religion was founded upon the life and death of ONE Jew, would so belittle the significance of the murder of six million of his coreligionists. His apology is about as sincere as his principal candidates' claims of caring for the "average" American. Shame on us all that this is tolerated in 2016.

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 Jul 27, 2016 at 10:43 PM humanbeing Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It has been repoted that there are more palestinian and soviet flags at the democratic convention than US flags

The only one who reported it is an anonymous poster on VIN.

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