Jewish groups ask for antisemitism investigation at Oakland City Council meeting

The Oakland Jewish Alliance is calling for an investigation into alleged civil rights violations at a contentious Oakland City Council meeting.

The group says that the Nov. 27 meeting where councilmembers passed a ceasefire resolution in Gaza led to what they call a forum for an "open and hostile expression of antisemitism."

Joined by Oakland attorney Mark Cohen and a group called Stand With Us, the Jewish groups said that an "anti-Israel" crowd expressed hateful views and intimidated Jewish speakers in violation of state and federal law.

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