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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Ed Koch Calls for Prager's Ouster from Holocaust Museum Board


Koch Calls for Pundit's Ouster from Shoah Council

Jennifer Siegel Fri. Dec 08, 2006
The Jewish Daily Forward

Former New York City Mayor Edward Koch has called for Dennis Prager to resign or be removed from United States Holocaust Memorial Council, in response to the pundit's recent insistence that a Muslim congressman should not be sworn in using a Quran.

"There is no question that Dennis Prager is a bigot who ought to be repudiated even by his closest supporters," Koch said this morning in an interview with the Forward. "His statements are a disgrace ... and I will be down there calling for the council to condemn him, and, if we have the power, to remove him."


Koch, like Prager, serves on the 55-member memorial council, which oversees the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He said he plans to take up the issue at a December 18 meeting of the advisory panel in Washington, if Prager does not resign. A second committee member, who did not want to be named publicly, also said she was disturbed by Prager's comments, and would likely support action support calling for his withdrawal.

I'm sure Prager will ask more of his listeners to write the Holocaust Musueum to support him.