BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Just days before the high holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, Boca Raton resident Mark Alan Siegel — who serves the as the chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party — told a conservative website that he believes Christians want Jews to be slaughtered.
Siegel made the stunning comments while in Charlotte attending the Democratic National Convention. His comments were made to conservative website PatriotUpdate.com.
According to the website, from which we borrow the following passage, Siegel is quoted as saying:
“I'm Jewish. I'm not a fan of any religion other than Judaism.” When asked if he's not a fan of Christianity, Siegel responded, “No, I'm not. The Christians just want us to be there so we can be slaughtered and converted and bring on the second coming of Jesus Christ.”
Siegel went on to say, “They're not our friends. They want Israel to pursue policies which are antithetical with its security and existence. The worst possible allies for the Jewish state are the fundamentalist Christians who want Jews to die and convert so they can bring on the second coming of their Lord. It is a false friendship. They are seeking their own ends and not ours.”
Siegel, whose LinkedIn profile says he is currently a “practicing corporate attorney” lives with his wife in the Broken Sound area of Boca.
Siegel later issued an apology, saying:
“I apologize to all Democrats and Floridians for my ill chosen words last night. After watching the interview I realize that what I said did not accurately make the point I was trying to establish. More importantly I apologize to all Christians, Jews and other people of faith for any embarrassment or anger my remarks may have caused. Throughout my life I have practiced religious tolerance among all people of faith. I am sincerely sorry for any remarks I made that may have diminished that record. I alone am responsible for my remarks and I pray that they are not taken as the position of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.”