Statement by Assemblyman Dov Hikind in defense of Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel”
“As someone whose grandparents were slaughtered in the Holocaust; whose parents survived the horrors of Auschwitz; and as the Assembly representative of the largest contingency of Holocaust survivors, I resent the recent attacks on Sarah Palin for her use of the term “blood libel” in defense of accusations lobbed against her by those wishing to lay blame for the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona. This is nothing more than an attempt to vilify and malign her, and I am not a Palin supporter. I would argue that those who continue to demonize her are themselves engaging in a blood libel.”
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch tweeted:
@SaraPalinUSA is smarter than critics who denounce her for defending herself from false charges that she contributed to forces causing…
…the terrible shooting in AZ. Today most ppl incl the president publicly acknowledge no connection. She has a right to defend herself.
Denouncing the blood libel that her critics, primarily on the left, sought to pin her with is appropriate, & I’m Jewish & a liberal w/sanity
Some Sanity in New York