Last week, the Emergency Committee for Israel released this ad, calling attention to the anti-Semitism present at the Occupy Wall Street protests and asking Democratic politicians who have embraced the movement to denounce these individuals:
"Why are our leaders turning a blind eye to anti-Semitic, anti-Israel attacks?" the ad asks. "Tell president Obama and Leader Pelosi to stand up to the mob. Hate is not an American value."
The ad is now on broadcasting on air in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
"If [MLK] were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing all who work there; that the businessman can enter tough negotiations with his company’s union without vilifying the right to collectively bargain," Obama said.
Yet none of the Democratic politicians who seek to use the protest for their own political gain have spoken out against the anti-Semitism--the pure, unadulterated bigotry--witnessed at the Occupy Wall Street protests.
So the question remains: Will Democrats denounce bigotry at the Occupy Wall Street protests?