The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

Isaac Herzog, the new chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, emphasized the importance of uniting world Jewry during his first visit to the United States since assuming his position earlier this month.

Herzog’s first destination outside of Israel was the US East Coast, where he visited Jewish Federations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia.