The Washington Times newspaper will
review how it published an ad calling Israel “an official
Richard Amberg, the conservative
daily’s vice president and general manager, told the Washington Jewish Week
that the March 28 ad “gets real close to the line” of violating the
paper’s ad policy of not allowing false ads or ads denigrating religion.
The Exhorters, a group based in
Vienna, Va. placed the ad and similar ones appearing on March 8 and in
December. The Anti-Defamation League says Sam Rittenhouse, a Holocaust denier
and anti-Semitic propagandist, founded the group.
The Washington Times apologized to area
Jews in 2005 after publishing an ad by Rittenhouse that declared: “Israel
and her Zionists are not a friend to Christianity, Christians or Christ!”