In a Facebook post this week, the Rise Up Ocean County group responded to a resolution adopted by the freeholder board which condemned the group’s antisemitic actions by resorting to more antisemitic tropes.:
“Not since Benedict Arnold defected to the British and abandoned George Washington have we seen a betrayal as egregious as that perpetrated today by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Okay, that might be a bit dramatic given that what took place was expected but, today the Freeholders sold out Ocean County for a few sheqels and a Lakewood Vaad endorsement for two candidates that will likely struggle in November.”
A sheqel or shekel which was the common word for money in ancient times and the currency of modern Israel, is a term used by antisemitic online groups to refer to Jews as money hungry an corrupt.
The Facebook post also featured the five freeholders with the words: “TRAITORS TRADERS” emblazoned above their portraits.
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