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Jewish leader: indifference to slaughter of Christians is 'obscene'

Catholic World News - August 20, 2014

Saying that the lack of public response to the slaughter of Iraqi Christians is "obscene," the president of the World Jewish Congress argues: "Good people must join together and stop this revolting wave of violence."

In a New York Times piece, Ronald Lauder points to the common heritage of Jews and Christians. He writes:

Now, sadly, we share a kind of suffering: Christians are dying because of their beliefs, because they are defenseless and because the world is indifferent to their suffering.

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Aug. 20, 2014 11:31 PM ET USA

    Kudos to Ronald Lauder. Israel is too much into navel-gazing to care about anyone else.

  • Posted by: Don Vicente - Aug. 20, 2014 6:15 PM ET USA

    An eloquent and moving statement by Mr. Lauder, for which I am grateful.

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