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SPLC Statement on Hanukkah Celebration Attacks

The following statement is by Southern Poverty Law Center Interim President and CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning following a week of anti-Semitic attacks during Hanukkah celebrations in New York:

“Once again we have seen innocent people violently attacked as they gather to celebrate and practice their faith. Anti-Semitism has reared its destructive head and violated members of the Jewish community.

“When any one of us is attacked, we are all at risk. This is a time in which the voices for good cannot be silent. Stand with the Jewish community and SPLC as we continue to challenge the rise in anti-Semitism.

“As Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote: “In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.”


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