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ADL Deeply Concerned About Harmful Statement Released by Denver Democratic Socialists of America

  • October 16, 2023

Denver, CO, October 16, 2023 … The Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region is deeply concerned by the extremely harmful and troubling statement released on Oct. 14 by the Denver chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. The statement appears to justify the atrocious massacre by the terrorist organization Hamas in Israel. It lacks any basic human decency by failing to denounce the war crimes committed by Hamas against innocent Israeli civilians and seemingly defending the terrorist violence that included the brutal killing of children, women and men, including babies and Holocaust survivors.

The Denver DSA’s statement promulgates several false and dangerous allegations about Israel. Indefensibly, the chapter ended its statement with the anti-Israel slogan, “May Palestine be free, from the river to the sea.” Make no mistake, this statement is not a call for peace. It is a clear call for the Jewish state of Israel to be entirely dismantled. Calling for the destruction of Israel and its people is unbridled hate and antisemitism in the extreme.

We thank those elected officials who held memberships in the Denver chapter of the DSA for issuing strong and appropriate condemnations of the chapter’s statement. We call upon all members of Denver DSA to denounce this statement and refrain from fueling the fires of rising antisemitism in Colorado, the United States and abroad.


ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all. ADL’s Mountain States Region covers Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. More at


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