NEW ORLEANS, La. (Aug. 25)
Jerome Levinson, national executive director of the Jewish War Veterans, warned here that ultra-conservative evangelical groups, not the Ku Klux Klan nor neo-Nazis, pose the gravest threat to the American Jewish community. Addressing the JWB’s 85th annual convention, he told the more than 1000 veterans attending the convention that American Jews must be on the alert to the increasing strength of some of these groups.
“Using the pulpit as a platform, they are implementing a multi-million dollar media campaign to shape America into a single political mold, namely their own brand of ultra-conservatism,” he declared. Levinson noted that such actions violate the spirit and tradition of the American way of life and are a threat to all individuals and minority groups with beliefs different from those of the ultra-conservative evangelical groups.