Update: Democratic Congressman Moran Apologizes to Jewish Groups

March 23, 2003

Source: The Jerusalem Post

On March 23, 2003 The Jerusalem Post reported that "a survey conducted by the American Jewish Committee in late December and early January found that 59 percent of US Jews supported military action to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein... However, they see a wave of anti-Semitism from those who claim the entire Jewish community supports the war as a way to help Israel... Rep. Jim Moran publicly apologized after saying at a March 3 church forum: 'If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this.' Leaders of all the main branches of Judaism have advised their synagogues to increase security in case of anti-American or anti-Semitic attacks."