Sharansky condemns Charlottesville white supremacist rally

Jewish Agency chairman condemns neo-Nazi rally in which counter-protester was murdered.

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Natan Sharansky
Natan Sharansky
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Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky condemned the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday.

A 32 year old woman was killed when a white supremacist ran over a group of counter-protesters.

“I am deeply concerned by the expressions of anti-Semitism and other forms of racism and hatred exhibited at the neo-Nazi rally this past weekend in Charlottesville, and I am horrified by the death of a protester at the hands of one of the marchers," Sharansky said.

"These is no place for such hate speech or violence in any democratic society, and I am confident that American authorities will do everything in their power to bring the perpetrators to justice. No student, Jewish or otherwise, should feel threatened at his or her university, and Jewish students at the University of Virginia should know that the local Hillel staff is available to them at all times, as is the Jewish Agency Israel Fellow at UVA.”

The Jewish community of Charlottesville, Virginia hired security guards for the first time in its history ahead of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally.