The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) issued the following statement after Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) condemned the anti-Semitic views of Louis Farrakhan:
We appreciate Rep. Danny Davis’ (D-IL) statement last night denouncing the anti-Semitic rhetoric of hate preacher Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan for decades has directed vitriol at Jews, women, LGBT people and other groups. We all, especially our leaders, must stand firmly against his bigoted words, and those of all hate-mongers. Rep. Davis listened to the concerns of the Jewish community, and responded appropriately, with a strong repudiation of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism, as the congressman long has on all anti-Semitism.
Now, as always, we seek understanding and solidarity among different ethnic, racial and religious communities. African Americans and Jewish Americans have a long history of working together to fight injustice and create a more equitable future for everyone in this country. We are committed to preserving and further strengthening this relationship, and resolving misunderstandings in a spirit of good-will and unity.