Anti-Semitic fliers appear again on University of Montana campus
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Anti-Semitic fliers appear again on University of Montana campus

In fourth such incident, new leaflets quote late Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel as saying gentiles exist to serve the Jewish people

Screen capture from video of the University of Montana campus. (YouTube)
Screen capture from video of the University of Montana campus. (YouTube)

Anti-Semitic fliers appeared around the University of Montana campus for the fourth time since November.

The fliers discovered Monday included an image of a disfigured member of the military with a quote from the late Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel Rabbi Ovadia Yosef that read “Goyim were born only to serve us,” NBC Montana reported.

Previous fliers pictured US President Donald Trump with the flag of Israel, said “Jews attack First Amendment” and referred to circumcision.

“There is a line that can be crossed, but as for putting out literature that is hateful or untrue, people get to do that because of the free speech amendment,” the rabbi from the area’s Har Shalom synagogue told NBC Montana.

In January, white nationalist fliers were left on doorsteps in Missoula and surrounding areas. In November, white nationalist recruitment fliers were posted around the University of Montana campus.

The Montana Human Rights Network and Missoula Rabbi Laurie Franklin said in a statement following the incident: “The ugly drumbeat of anti-Semitism is sounding once again, and we have an obligation to speak out. We’d offer three suggestions for our fellow Jewish and non-Jewish Montanans. First, let’s reject the common anti-Semitic myths so we can engage in real problem solving and discussion, not conspiracy-based bluster. Second, let’s recognize that anti-Semitism is fuel for white nationalism, and thus, hurts us all. And third, we call on Montanans to fully be ourselves and to simultaneously welcome all of our neighbors.”

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