Today the Emergency Committee for Israel released a new ad challenging leading Democrats to speak out against the Occupy Wall Street protests, which have featured a disturbing level of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric.
“It’s not surprising that elements of the modern left are anti-Semitic," said ECI chairman William Kristol. "It is surprising that respectable liberals have praised the protesters while ignoring the anti-Semitism. Liberals have pretended to see nothing hateful and hear nothing hateful, and therefore have said nothing to rebuke their allies. Will they now speak up?”
The ad's online debut will be followed by a substantial TV buy in New York City and Washington DC beginning on Monday.