JUF's Jewish Community Relations Council released the following statement today in response to the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish United Fund strongly condemns the ugly display of white nationalist ideologies and violent behaviors that took place over the weekend during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, VA.
Such hate, bigotry, racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism by white supremacists including members of the KKK and Nazi groups, flies in the face of our American and Jewish values, and has no place in our country.
Nazis murdered 6 million Jews in Europe. The KKK terrorized and murdered an untold number of African Americans in this country. Since then their hateful rhetoric has targeted other minority groups, and their public, violent reemergence is a threat to us all.
We stand with people of good conscience everywhere in denouncing this evil, and reaffirm our commitment to creating an America free of all forms of hate and persecution.
Our condolences go out to the families of those who have lost their lives, and we wish a speedy recovery to those who have been injured.