update deskU.S. News

JCRC Bay Area condemns Alameda County Dems for accusing Israel of genocide

“This raises real questions about their commitment to the safety of Jews,” said JCRC CEO Tyler Gregory.

San Francisco Bay. Credit: derwiki/Pixabay.
San Francisco Bay. Credit: derwiki/Pixabay.

The clash between Jewish organizations and progressive political groups manifested in the California region East of San Francisco.

The Alameda County Democratic Central Committee (ACDCC) released a “Resolution Affirming ACDCC Support and Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” The document accuses Israel of genocide, perpetuates falsehoods from unreliable sources and shares Hamas propaganda.

The group’s statement refuses to call Hamas a terrorist organization. The ACDCC Zoom meeting about the issue featured participants promoting antisemitic comments with one displaying a swastika.

The JCRC Bay Area released a statement in response. “At a time of rising hatred against the Jewish community, this grandstanding does nothing to bring Israelis and Palestinians closer to peace,” CEO Tyler Gregory said. “We are grateful to the near-unanimous position of the state and federally elected officials representing Alameda County who refused to support this toxic resolution.”

Gregory called it “deeply disturbing that Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price and Assemblymember Alex Lee were both in support.” He noted the “400 percent rise in reported antisemitism since October 7” and that “this raises real questions about their commitment to the safety of Jews in Alameda County.”

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Just before you scroll on...

Israel is at war.

JNS is combating the stream of misinformation on Israel with real, honest and factual reporting. In order to deliver this in-depth, unbiased coverage of Israel and the Jewish world, we rely on readers like you.

The support you provide allows our journalists to deliver the truth, free from bias and hidden agendas. Can we count on your support?

Every contribution, big or small, helps JNS.org remain a trusted source of news you can rely on.

Become a part of our mission by donating today
Topics
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates