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At a time of racial strife, liberal groups file complaints about ZOA


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Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing discussing hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism, April 9, 2019.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - As many Jewish organizations across the United States sent out statements decrying racism over the past week, the head of the Zionist Organization of America took a different approach.

Black Lives Matter "is a Jew hating, White hating, Israel hating, conservative-Black hating, violence promoting, dangerous Soros-funded extremist group of haters," ZOA President Mort Klein tweeted on Saturday.

That tweet, expressing anger as others sought to show solidarity with nationwide protests calling for racial justice, could be a turning point for the ZOA's membership in a national c...

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