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.

“The Israeli flag was vandalized on the Ben Franklin Parkway Tuesday and police tell us they do have a man in custody.

This comes as protests along the Gaza border turned deadly Monday as the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem.”