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.

“Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the state of Israel were in Philadelphia Monday to sign a memorandum of understanding for joint innovation.

The agreement formalizes the exiting business relationship between the two and puts down on paper Pennsylvania’s desire to further commit to trade and investment with Israel.”