NEW YORK (Jul. 5)
Nat Rosenwasser, a member of the Jewish Defense League’s national executive board, today denied an implication in a Washington Post story last week that JDL members had carried “Death to Angela” Davis signs outside a rally here celebrating the recent acquittal of the Black militant of murder charges. Rosenwasser said that the signs the JDLers carried demanded “the same justice that Angela received” for the ten JDL members currently facing federal conspiracy and bombing charges. He was referring to the three members facing charges in the Sol Hurok office bombing last January and the seven members facing charges in the Russian Amtorg Trading Corp, bombing a year ago.
Rosenwasser said that other JDL signs called on Jews “to give money to Jewish causes first,” a reference to Jews who had contributed money to the Angela Davis bail fund. According to him, the JDLers were demonstrating a block away from the rally site, and those who carried the “Death to Angela” signs were members of either the National Renaissance Party or the American Nazi Party.
The Washington Post story did not say the JDL members carried the “death” signs but said that such signs were seen among demonstrators who included JDLers.