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ADL OUTRAGED BY ZHIRINOVSKY'S CALL FOR JEWISH DEPORTATION

New York, NY, February 23, 1996...The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed outrage over Russian extremist Vladimir Zhirinovsky's comments concerning Jews that "to survive" Russia and the United States could "set aside places in U.S. and Russian territory to deport this small but troublesome tribe." David H. Strassler, ADL National Chairman, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement about the remarks by Mr. Zhirinovsky, a member of parliament:

Once again, Vladimir Zhirinovsky has crossed the line of human decency. We are, unfortunately, well-accustomed to his publicity-seeking, hate-filled antics, in which Jews, the West and nonwhites are blamed for all the world's ills. In suggesting the deportation of Jews to specially-designated areas as a solution for Russian and American problems, Mr. Zhirinovsky raises the darkest and deadliest events of Jewish history. Is Mr. Zhirinovsky's frame of reference for this policy the medieval ghetto, the 19th century's Pale of Settlement or the 20th century's Nazi death camp?

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