Broiges of the week: Abraham Foxman v Pennsylvania Republicans

October 30, 2008

Abraham Foxman of the US-based watchdog organisation the Anti-Defamation League is outraged by an email sent out by Republican Party campaigners in the American state of Pennsylvania.

The email, which was sent out last week to 75,000 people in Pennsylvania, warned "fellow Jewish voters" of the dangers of a second Holocaust in Israel.

The email said: "Jewish Americans cannot afford to make the wrong decisions," adding, "Many of our ancestors ignored the warning signs in the 1930s and 1940s and made a tragic mistake," implying that a vote for Obama could be such a mistake.

Foxman said: "Ugly, divisive, personal attacks against a candidate for any political office would never be acceptable and using Holocaust analogies is totally beyond the pale."

Last updated: 2:51pm, September 22 2009