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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown Did Not “Scold” ZOA

The title of your article “Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown Scolds ZOA For Praising Steve Bannon” is absolutely inaccurate and misleading. Senator Brown never “scolded” the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). He made no negative statement about ZOA.

At the ZOA luncheon, Brown merely voiced his erroneous opinions that the Trump Administration and Mr. Bannon are anti-Semitic. But ZOA has repeatedly stated and shown the overwhelming evidence that Trump and Bannon are pro-Israel, fight anti-Semitism and regularly praise the Jewish people. If they were anti-Semitic, as a child of holocaust survivors and an activist in the civil rights movement, I especially would be leading the fight against them.

Morton A. Klein is the National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)

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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown Did Not “Scold” ZOA

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