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June 23, 2012 6:00 am

Foxman and Hip-Hop Mogul Simmons Spar Over “Farrakhan” Comment

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Forward – Abraham Foxman said Russell Simmon’s likening of the Anti-Defamation League’s national director to Louis Farrakhan was “outrageous and ugly.”

Simmons, appearing in Jerusalem at this week’s Israel Presidential Conference with his Foundation for Ethnic Understanding co-founder Rabbi Marc Schneier, defended his friendship with the Nation of Islam leader by saying that just as Farrakhan had alienated Jews, Foxman had alienated African Americans.

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  • Ron Agam

    Would Mr. Russell Simmons apologize for this disturbing remark, this is unacceptable and highly provocative to compare Abe Foxman to Farrakhan, as far as Marc Schneier is concerned , he could learn a thing or two from his highly experienced father as to how to avoid unnecessary fights especially with a champion of Jewish causes like Abe Foxman.
    Shame on Simmons and Schneier for this idiotic and tasteless confrontation .