Simon Wiesenthal Center: Anti-Semitic Hypocrisy of Washington, DC LGBTQ March on Full Display

June 5, 2019


June 6, 2019


The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned the apparent latest attempt by anti-Semites to bar any Jewish or Israeli symbols at the Washington DC march for  LGBTQ rights slated for tomorrow, Friday June 7th*.


“Today, on Thursday June 6th, there will be a similar march in the heart of Jerusalem, an event impossible to conceive of in an Arab country or in Iran where they publicly execute gays,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO, who is currently visiting Jerusalem.  


“For decades gay activists have insisted that there needs to be one standard in pursuit of human rights and human dignity.”

“Such hypocrisy by some leaders to treat Jews differently is classic anti-Semitism, will damage the campaigns for equality for all, and should be denounced by LGBTQ activists everywhere,” Cooper concluded.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).


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