Todd Morgan, chairman of the board of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles:
"I hear bits and pieces from people out there in the real world who are hearing comments that are derogatory regarding the Jewish people, their role; Israel, its role; regarding the war. My mother at her beauty salon in Minneapolis told her its because of the Jews and Israel, and if they got on better with the Palestinians, this wouldn't be happening. We always seem to be the scapegoat when things go dramatically wrong. It happened in the mid-90s, when the former Soviet currency collapsed, and bonds collapsed, and they blamed it on Jewish businessmen. They also blamed the fall of communism on the Jews, and the beginning of it on the Jews. It seems we get blamed for many events, whether we play a major role or not.