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Jews protest organization's Hanukkah party at Trump Hotel

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Police monitored more than 100 protesters on Wednesday evening, as they denounced an exclusive event at the Trump Hotel. Organizers tell ABC7 news that they were upset with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, for hosting a Hanukkah Party at the business owned by the President-elect. The organization ‘If Not Now’ is behind the protest.

“We were sending the message that COP (The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Americans) is not representing the majority of Jewish people in America….we’re going to show up on the streets, every time our Jewish establishments let us down,” said organizer Lila Weintraub.

The Conference of Presidents is listed, on Facebook, as an organization “representing 50 national Jewish organizations on issues of national and international concern.”

“We congratulate President-elect Trump on his election victory and welcome his clear commitment to be a president for all Americans and to “bind the wounds of division,” said the Conference of Presidents’ Chairman Stephen M. Greenberg and the Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Malcolm Hoenlein in a November 9th press release. “We look forward to working with President-elect Trump and his advisors in the transition before his inauguration.”

“What they’re doing is terrible, divisive and it’s causing a lot of harm,” said protester Isaac Flegel-Mishlove. “They’re economically supporting Trump tonight and there is also a lot of symbolism behind this.”

We reached out to the Conference of Presidents, regarding Wednesday’s protest. At this time, we have not received a response.

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