ADL condemns Glenn Beck's Soros-Holocaust remarks
POSTED: Friday, November 12, 2010 - 9:28pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 12, 2010 - 9:30pm
NEW YORK (AP) - The Anti-Defamation League is criticizing
remarks by Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck about billionaire
financier George Soros and the Holocaust.
The conservative pundit described Soros this week as a "Jewish
boy helping send the Jews to the death camps." Soros survived the
Nazi occupation of Hungary and donates to liberal causes.
ADL National Director Abraham Foxman posted a statement Thursday
on its website saying Beck's remarks about Soros' childhood were
"inappropriate, offensive and over the top."
Foxman later told Salon.com that he still believes Beck is a
strong supporter of Israel and the Jewish people.
A Beck spokesman declined to comment but cited an Oct. 22 letter
from Foxman praising Beck as a "friend of Israel." The letter was
posted Friday on Beck's website.