A top official at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said last month that the US government's Countering Violent Extremism program should investigate young American Jews who enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.
According to a transcript provided to The Algemeiner on Thursday by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Hussam Ayloush, the executive director of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of CAIR, said at an April 20 event, "You know how many hundreds of Jewish American kids are recruited to join the Israeli occupation army? Hundreds. Every year. They leave their country, leave America, to go join with an army that is engaged, with no debate, in major violations of human rights, and maybe some would argue, and I'm one of them, war crimes."