Florida political activist quits over Israel attack

By JTA
July 6, 2012 04:37

WASHINGTON - A Democratic National Committee member who likened Israeli West Bank policies to apartheid and slavery has apologized and resigned.

Emails sent in 2011 by Evelyn Garcia that were made public after they were passed on this week to South Florida Democrats included the claim that "Slavery was ended, apartheid was ended and so this occupation must end."

In another email, Garcia said the Palestinians were made to suffer a "guilt trip" for the Holocaust. "I deeply resent U.S. taxpayer funds being used to continue Israeli aggression," she said.

Garcia, a Haitian-American elected to the DNC in 2008, resigned the post and apologized in separate statements.


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