Russell Simmons to Address Jewish Leaders

Russell Simmons is scheduled to address Jewish leaders on Monday, Jan. 22 at a meeting of the World Jewish Congress American Section in New York City. Simmons, who serves as chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, will speak about the need for Jews, African-Americans, Muslims and people of all cultures to denounce hatred and promote mutual respect. Over the past few weeks, public service announcements featuring Simmons and Def Jam President Jay-Z that encourage youth to speak out against anti-Semitism have been airing throughout the country. Rabbi Marc Schneier, who serves alongside Simmons as president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and is also secretary for the WJC, produced the PSAs. Also scheduled to speak at the meeting are U.S. Representative Charles Rangel and Ambassador Arye Mekel, consul general of Israel.

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  • dyoung



    Got to kiss some big white Jewish ass if you want to stay in the big white Jewish game.

  • SaN

    ohh u gotta kiss th jewish s arse,unles u r Mel Gibson-wat a legend

  • jacquez
  • Intifada

    What about the demonisation of muslims?

  • Toneloc_illa

    What about the Jews respecting black entertainers? They only sign bojangels rappers. What does that do to your image?

  • RotterdamSoldier.

    Got to kiss some big white Jewish ass if you want to stay in the big white Jewish game.

    ^^Cosign with that BIG ROB^^

    Fuck Russell Simmons jewsucking ass..

  • Your mom

    Why is he a jewsucking ass? because he is trying to better the world, no he should stay a crack dealer cuz thats cool right?? kick down everyone and make them poor, fuck anyone who isnt down with this!

  • RotterdamSoldier.

    Russel ”DIAMOND” Simmons is bettering the world?You must be kidding me….and i didn’t say anything about crack…that was YOU…funny how you want to drop that als if i said some dumb shit that selling crack is cool…(which i didn’t)I rather give you a loan…make you poor that way…
    Isn’t this the same dude that is down with that company The Beers?You should really read up on Russel and his diamondfriends(also in blogs here over at XXL)and then tell me if this guy is bettering the world…or him self….