Clarification: The original post published on Sunday said Loren Londner “recently made the emails public,” leading some readers to believe she had leaked the emails to BPR. She did not. The emails came from another source.
Local Democrats are in an uproar about a series of emails about Israel, sent last year by one of their representatives to the Democratic National Committee, and a candidate for state representative.
In the emails, Evelyn Garcia, one of Palm Beach County’s representatives to the DNC, a Democratic Executive Committee member, and a candidate for State House, District 88, accuses Israel of “crimes against humanity” and of running “mass concentration prison camps”.
The email exchange began with Garcia forwarding an email by Code Pink, “Time for a New Middle East Policy,” which announced a conference opposing President Obama’s pandering to the, “pro-occupation lobby.”
Some of Garcia’s inflammatory quotes were:
“By supporting Israeli occupation with US foreign aid, we are all complicit and guilty of their crimes against humanity.”
“And, I deeply resent US taxpayer funds being used to continue Israeli aggression (yes, confiscating other peoples’ land and building illegal settlements is aggression), not to mention “incursions” that kill PEOPLE, destroy civilian homes and infrastructure all over, mass concentration prison camps, etc,etc,etc.”
Loren Londner, one of the recipients of the emails, recently made the emails public saying, ” When I heard this person was running for office, I felt the public should know about the emails.”
“This kind of speech almost qualifies as hate speech. This should be made public no matter who the person is or what their party,” said Londner.
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