DJOP urges Republican officials to denounce hate literature

With the emergence in the last two weeks of antisemitic and white supremacist literature in at least four Pennsylvania communities — Abington, Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland and State College — Democratic Jewish Outreach PA (DJOP) today urged Republican leaders “to end their shameful silence on the hate-filled incidents that are proliferating in our state.”
Jill Zipin, Chair of the state-wide political action committee, called the flyers “an attempt to harass and intimidate Jewish families, and a precursor to the racist, gender-based and white supremist discrimination and violence that marches together consistently with anti-Jewish tirades.”
The outbreak of the antisemitic literature comes at a time when the Anti-Defamation League reports that 2022 saw a record high number of antisemitic incidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Zipin said the failure of state and federal Republican officials to denounce the flyers and pamphlets that have littered residential sidewalks “can only give comfort and satisfaction to the vile haters who seek to divide us as a nation.” She added:
“Those who attempt to create a false equivalency between white supremacists and harsh critics of Israel on the left demonstrate a gross lack of understanding of the threat of antisemitism.”
Zipin urged residents in the affected communities to share with police any security footage they might have that can help identify the persons responsible for the distribution of the hate materials

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