Lieberman's Candidacy Receives Much Discussion

August 8, 2000

Source: The Guardian (London)

On August 8, 2000, The Guardian (London) reported that "For the Jewish community, Al Gore's choice of Joseph Lieberman is 'the equivalent of getting a man on the moon' according to Rabbi Marvin Hier, the director and founder of the Museum of Tolerance and the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles." He further predicted that "Lieberman's moral position on President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky would outweigh any lingering anti-semitism which he felt remained only in 'a small lunatic fringe...' He added: 'For years, Jews have voted for Christian politicians so I don't think there is any reason why Christians should not vote for Jews.'"