We don’t care about anti-Semitism in this office,’ Senate aide allegedly says
From the article:
A U.S. Senate staffer allegedly suggested that anti-Semitism is of lesser concern than discrimination against other minority groups, stating twice that “we don’t care about anti-Semitism in this office,” JNS has learned. The revelation has sparked concern among groups that work to raise American lawmakers’ awareness about anti-Semitism.
The remarks were purportedly made in a conversation that took place between Sarah Stern, the president of the pro-Israel group Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), and Jake Cornett, a senior policy adviser to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (known as HELP).
Stern’s organization has been urging senators to support the nomination of Kenneth L. Marcus as assistant secretary of education for civil rights. Marcus’s confirmation hearing took place last month, and a vote on the nomination will be held in the coming days.
Later of course, a spokesperson for Sen. Murray denied the charge. What is undeniable though, is that we Jews are much too willing to put up with double standards that go against us. It's time to demand that our self-proclaimed leaders, if they are going to lead, stand up loudly and proudly for the Jewish community, just like we do for every other minority.