DENVER (Jul. 4)
Ku Klux Klansmen picketed a meeting here of the Colorado Zionist Federation (CZF) last Sunday. Twelve Klansmen show up as the group’s election dinner at which Rep. Pat Schroeder (D. Col.), was scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Schroeder, noted for her pro-Israel stance, was supposed to speak on "the Zionist challenge for the 80s," but responded to the Klansmen’s picketing of the meeting, instead.
Georgi Jacobs, the executive director of the CZF, said that the Klansmen disrupted the Federation’s dinner meeting by distributing anti-Jewish literature to spectators gathered to view the men in their full Klan regalia. The Klansmen also carried signs such as "Zionism equals Communism," and "Dump Israel, Pump Gas," Jacobs reported. The Denver Jewish community, numbering about 25,000, has been plagued with anti-Jewish attacks during the" last month. Ms. Jacobs noted stickers have been plastered on Jewish businesses, saying "Don’t buy here." The Klan said will continue to picket any Jewish conference that features noted public speakers.