"The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia condemns the Philly Palestine Coalition’s antisemitic campaign encouraging the boycott of ‘Zionist’ owned businesses in the Philadelphia area. This tactic does not in any way support Palestinians – it only serves to intimidate, isolate, and scapegoat Israeli and Jewish businesses. Targeting businesses solely because of their Israeli and Jewish ownership is blatant antisemitism and only further contributes to the alarming levels of hate against Jews nationwide. No business should be villainized for rightfully condemning Hamas, a designated terrorist organization, whose purpose is to kill Israelis and Jews with no regard for Palestinian life."
The President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Michael Balaban and the Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Jason Holtzman, have issued a statement in response to the Philly Palestine Coalition's Instagram call for a boycott of Israeli and Jewish-owned businesses.