• International protests over the murder of Minneapolis resident George Floyd while in police custody on May 25, 2020, led by the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) have generated expressions of sympathy and support from Western prime ministers, legislators, law enforcement officials, and local government.
  • American Jewish leaders unequivocally condemned the Floyd killing. World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder denounced it as a “horrific racist act.” The Union for Reform Judaism issued a statement that read, “Black Lives Matter Is a Jewish Value.” The Orthodox Jewish Union (OU) declared, “Racism is not a thing of the past or simply a political issue. It is a real and present danger that must be met head-on.”

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