February 11, 2017 5:10 pm -

The Anne Frank Center is calling out the White House – and Donald Trump by name – for overt anti-Semitism on Twitter:


Last week, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect used its Twitter account to bluntly call out President Trump for, in its words, promoting anti-Semitism. The reason, naturally, was that the administration released a statement for International Holocaust Remembrance Day that left out any reference to the Jewish people — a passive-aggressive denial of the explicitly Jewish character of the Holocaust that historian Deborah Lipstadt dubbed “softcore Holocaust denial.”

The Twitter account is manned by Steven Goldstein, a civil rights activist whose work for Garden State Equality was covered in the 2015 movie “Freeheld” (in which he was played by Steve Carell).

“I’ve had it with the mealy mouthed establishment criticisms of Donald Trump,” Goldstein told Salon. “Instead of organizations saying, ‘We take issue with statements coming out of the White House insensitive to the Jewish community’ – really, now, who the hell speaks like that in real life – why not just tell it like it is? There’s anti-Semitism in the White House.”

Goldstein added: “When the Trump Administration refuses to mention Jews in a Holocaust remembrance statement, that’s Holocaust denial, and Holocaust denial is anti-Semitism. When the Trump Administration defends its anti-Semitic exclusion of Jews day after day without the president’s apology, that makes him guilty of anti-Semitism, too. And it doesn’t matter that his daughter is Jewish and married to Jared Kushner and that they’ve given the president Jewish grandchildren. What kind of defense is that? Donald Trump is still guilty of anti-Semitism.”

The Anne Frank Center has also called out Republicans in the House o Representatives:


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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.