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.”