A group of traditional rabbis inserted themselves into the Georgia Senate runoff election between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) on Friday, denouncing Warnock for past “anti-Semitic rhetoric” and for making excuses about it rather than taking responsibility.
The Coalition for Jewish Values said they were “concerned and hurt” that Warnock accused Israel of shooting Palestinians like “birds of prey,” which they said was “false, defamatory, and bigoted.”
They also said that Warnock blamed his political opponents for “trying to use Israel as yet another wedge issue.”
Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks said: “We applaud and thank Rabbi Ilan Feldman of Atlanta and Rabbi Avigdor Slatus of Savannah for honestly and fearlessly speaking out about the antisemitic statements of Senate candidate Raphael Warnock. … Their voices should be heard, and their concerns should be taken seriously by every Georgia voter.”
Warnock faces Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) in the runoff on January 5.
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