Glenn Youngkin, Jewish leader dismiss Dem’s ‘ridiculous’ claim that criticizing Soros is ‘antisemitic’

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An Orthodox Jewish rabbi dismissed his claim

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Representative Ellen Luria, D-VA, accused Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin of spreading “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory” by claiming that left-wing billionaire George Soros had included liberal operatives on Virginia school boards. Both the Youngkin campaign and an Orthodox Jewish rabbi rejected Luria’s claim.

“I call it at my party and I’m calling it now,” Luria announced on twitter. “Instituting George Soros as a shady fundraiser is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. This is an unacceptable statement from Glenn Youngkin.”

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During a speech at Burke on Tuesday, Youngkin claimed that “George Soros-backed allies” in the “left-wing, liberal progressive movement” had “inserted political activists into our school system” on school boards.

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The Youngkin campaign ridiculed the idea that the claim was “anti-Semitic”. A spokesperson told Granthshala News that Luria’s claim is “ridiculously partisan nonsense.”

“She may take it up with The Washington Post and Politico, who have reported widely on George Soros pumping money into Democrat campaigns in Virginia,” the spokesperson said.

In April 2019, Washington Post published a story describing how a PAC funded by George Soros affected two prosecutor races in Northern Virginia. In August 2016, politics published A story detailing “George Soros’ quiet overhaul of the American justice system” by channeling more than $3 million into seven local district-attorney campaigns in six states over the past year.

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PAC Launched by Soros $625,000. donated to For various statewide races in Virginia in 2019. Soros-funded prosecutor candidate Virginia swept the elections in that year. The prosecutor who sought jail time for the father whose daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male student in a dress in a girls’ restroom has ties to both Soros and Terry McAuliffe, who is running against Democrat Youngkin . As recently as June, Soros spent $200,000 on another prosecutor’s race in Virginia.

Soros himself seems to have helped Luria as well. According to FEC data, Soros contributed $5,000 to Pac to the Future in December 2019, which changed and $10,000. Gave For the Elaine Luria campaign in 2020.

Rabbi Yaakov Mencken, managing director of the Coalition of Jewish Values, which is about 1,500 . represent Orthodox Jews The Rabbis condemned Luria’s suggestion that calling for Soros’ activism was an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

“It’s ridiculous to say that Soros is a rich Jew, if you criticize him, you’re going after Jewish money,” Mencken told Granthshala News. “Anti-Semiticism is too real and too dangerous to be used as a partisan crutch.”

“It is simply not true that Soros has tried to tweak the education and policing system to suit his partisan vision,” Mencken continued. “He also funds groups that denounce Israel for being barricaded by suicide bombers, promotes free entry for Hamas terrorists into Israel, and blames Israel for Arab terrorism.” he specifically named Arab American Institute, which condemned Israel’s obstacles, and Ilam, a network that funds Soros and which, according to Menken, blames Israel for Arab terrorism.

Mencken said Soros’ “action clearly puts Jewish and American lives at risk.” “Opposing them is not anti-Semitic, it is a mitzvah,” an order and a commendable deed.

Rep. Luria did not respond to a request for comment from Granthshala News.


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