Get PJ Media on your Apple

Healing the Rift between Blacks and Jews on Holocaust Day [VIDEO]

A few weeks ago, Daphna Ziman of Children Uniting Nations accused Reverend Eric Lee of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of making some disturbing anti-Semitic remarks at an event honoring Martin Luther King. On Holocaust Day, the two came together with leaders of the African-American and Jewish communities to seek reconciliation at Ziman's house.

by
Roger L Simon

Bio

May 2, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Daphna Ziman and Reverend Eric Lee came face-to-face Thursday at Ziman’s Beverly Hills home for a dramatic meeting of reconciliation orchestrated by Stand With Us, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Anti-Defamation League.

Against the background of the Reverend Wright controversy, coverage by PJ Media, the Wall Street Journal and others, made a local Los Angeles story escalate into a national event. Ziman had accused Lee of making anti-Semitic statements at an event given by an African-American fraternity, commemorating the assassination of Martin Luther King. Ziman had been honored at the event for her philanthropic work.

Sensing an opportunity to bring the communities together for reconciliation, important African-American and Jewish leaders — Reverend Charles Steele, President of the SCLC in Atlanta, and Rabbi Marc Schneier of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding in New York — flew to Los Angeles for the gathering at Ziman’s house.

After a private meeting between the parties of approximately two hours, the press was invited to join the participants in what could be best described as a combination press conference/Kumbaya. PJ Media has the exclusive video above.

Previous PJ Media coverage is here and here.

Roger L. Simon is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter, novelist, blogger and CEO of PJ Media.

Roger L. Simon is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, novelist and blogger, and the co-founder of PJ Media. His book, Turning Right at Hollywood and Vine: The Perils of Coming Out Conservative in Tinseltown, was re-released in an updated edition in 2011.
Click here to view the 40 legacy comments

Comments are closed.

2 Trackbacks to “Healing the Rift between Blacks and Jews on Holocaust Day [VIDEO]”