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Local Jewish community voicing support for Syrian refugees

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Members of the local Jewish community are voicing their support for Syrian refugees.

Jewish Voice for Peace hope the world has learned a lesson from the Holocaust.

"When Syrian refugees are being denied access to our country, our people during the Holocaust were denied access. We can't let that happen again," said Maxine Fookson, Portland Chapter Leader of Jewish Voice for Peace. "What we want to underscore is that never should this be used, horrible events like this, to target a group of people and we stand strongly in support of our Muslim brothers and sisters."

The human rights organization is also condemning acts of Islamophobia in response to the Paris attacks.

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