Update: Democratic Congressman Moran Apologizes to Jewish Groups

April 2, 2003

Source: The Wall Street Journal


On April 2, 2003 The Wall Street Journal reported that "in the U.S., the war has heightened rhetoric. Last month, Rep. James Moran (D., Va.) said in a public forum that Jews were leading the U.S. into war with Iraq. This was despite polls showing that just 52% of American Jews favored military action, compared with 62% for Americans overall. 'If the war in Iraq goes wrong,' asks Mr. Michel rhetorically, 'whose fault will it be?' For Jewish and non-Jewish Americans alike, there are warnings here. Both anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism are driven by a fear of democracy and modernity, by a need to find an explanation for 'what's wrong,' says Ruth Wisse, a Harvard professor now writing a book on 'Jews and anti-Jews.'"