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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:12 PM

Rep Eric Swalwell We Must Hold Trump Accountable For Embracing Anti-Semitism


The Forward - News that Matters to American Jews
December 29, 2019
Rep Eric Swalwell | We Must Hold Trump Accountable For Embracing Anti-Semitism


Hate is on the rise in America, oozing like poison into our national dialogue ó and even into our governmentís official business. Itís on all of us to call it out, and tone it down.

FBI data shows hate crimes reached a 16-year high in 2018. Even California, which has some of the strongest hate crime laws in the nation and proudly celebrates diversity and inclusiveness, isnít immune to this troubling trend. Anti-Jewish hate crimes rose in California by nearly a quarter from 2017 to 2018, even while overall hate crimes in the state remained flat.

Anti-Semitic robocalls made the rounds in the East Bay, in and near my district, during the 2018 election cycle. And just this past August, fliers accusing Jews and Israel of masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks were posted at several locations in Novato, also near the San Francisco Bay.

This isnít happening in a vacuum. Itís happening as President Donald Trump and his allies dabble in hate-baiting propaganda. From refusing to unconditionally condemn the 2017 neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville to accusing American Jewish Democrats of disloyalty, President Trump has tacitly or explicitly empowered extremism in ways not seen in generations.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:16 PM

1. You damn skippy he is and they are. nt

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:20 PM

2. Rep. Swalwell is a truth teller

ďhate-baiting propagandaĒ

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:29 PM

3. Every time Swallwell says something I respect him more.

Fast becoming one of my heroes.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:34 PM

4. Yes! Definitely! K&R!!! n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:39 PM

5. I really lke this guy

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