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JCRC responds to recent comments by Rep. Cori Bush on Israel, antisemitism and Jewish people

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Dec. 14, 2023; Washington, D.C., USA; Congresswoman Cori Bush

U.S. Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri) officially kicked off her bid for re-election during an event held on Jan. 27 at the North Oaks Plaza in north St. Louis County. During the event, Bush made several comments critical of U.S. support for Israel and Jewish Americans.

In response to a television ad produced by the United Democracy Project, a political action committee created by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Bush, according to local news station, KSDK said:

“It’s dark money. They put it together and they use that to help oust anybody who does not stand 100% with Israel in the way that means that Israel has to be supreme. I believe in equality. Not supremacy.

“This is not about antisemitism. This is not about whether I hate Jewish people or not, because I absolutely don’t. What it is about is white supremacy. It is about one group being greater than another group, and we tear that down no matter where we see it.

In response to Bush’s comments, the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC) sent the following letter to Rep. Bush on Feb. 2.

 

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