ADL Rips Beck for 'Horrific' Assault on George Soros

Jewish liberal helped send Jews to camps, he said
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
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Posted Nov 12, 2010 2:43 AM CST
Updated Nov 12, 2010 6:40 AM CST
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(Newser) – The Anti-Defamation League is blasting Glenn Beck for accusing liberal philanthropist George Soros, who is Jewish, of helping Nazis send Jews to their death. Soros at the age of 14 "used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off," said Beck this week. "Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps." He also called Soros "an atheist who doesn't embrace his Jewish identity." Beck referred to himself as "more supportive of Israel and the Jews than George Soros is.” Soros has discussed once accompanying a Hungarian official posing as his godfather as the man inventoried a house abandoned by fleeing Jews.

"For a commentator to have the audacity to say—inaccurately—that there’s a Jewish boy sending Jews to death camps, as part of a broader assault on Mr. Soros, that’s horrific," said an ADL director Abraham Foxman. Beck "gratuitously slandered a prominent Jewish philanthropist in probably the worst way that you can slander a Holocaust survivor," noted Mark Paredes in the Jewish Journal. Beck has long portrayed Soros as the lynchpin at the center of a vast leftist conspiracy to change the world, notes the New York Times. He attacked the philanthropist in a two-part TV and radio program entitled "The Puppet Master."

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