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L.A. Pols Made Vile Racist and Antisemitic Remarks. Here’s How Jews Responded.posted on October 13, 2022
Adam Kovac of The Forward reports that Jewish leaders are calling for the resignation of three L.A. city council members after they were caught on tape making racist and antisemitic comments. Kovac writes, “Jewish groups and politicians who were part of the outraged chorus calling for their ouster mostly made broad condemnations, including denouncing antisemitism along with other forms of bigotry rather than focusing on it specifically.” The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles tweeted, “As a historically-targeted minority group, Jews understand how hateful speech by leaders can lead to hateful actions.” Nury Martinez, the council member who made the most blatant antisemitic comment in the leaked audio, resigned Wednesday.