The New York Democratic Committee is under heavy fire after it sent out an advertisement that implies that Cynthia Nixon, who is running for governor of New York, is anti-Semitic.
The literature of the campaign was sent only a few days before the primaries on Thursday and on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
According to the New York Post, the advertisement said: "With anti-Semitism and fanaticism on the rise, we can not risk the inexperienced Cynthia Nixon, who will not stand firm in our Jewish communities.
The e-mail continued saying that Nixon is "against the financing of the yeshivas" supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel and is "silent on the rise of anti-Semitism".
Cynthia Nixon accused the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, of approving an advertisement that he claimed was anti-Semitic. Nixon, pictured with Cuomo before a debate in August, said the commercial was "disgusting".
The sender falsely said that Nixon was against financing the yeshivas and kept silent about the rise of anti-Semitism.
It was paid for by the Democratic Committee of the State of New York, which said in a tweet that the mail was an "error"
Nixon, whose children are raised Jewish, said it was an attack on his family and all New Yorkers
The mail said that it was paid by the New York State Democratic Committee & # 39;
The literature caused a major uproar and Nixon shot accusing Governor Andrew Cuomo of approving it.
"The advertisements that Governor Cuomo and the New York State Democratic Party have sent are not only an attack on my family, but against all New Yorkers," Nixon tweeted on Sunday.
"At a time when anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and other hate crimes are on the rise, it is disgusting to exploit the real fears of people like this."
Lis Smith, a spokeswoman for the Cuomo campaign, tweeted that the governor was not involved in the ad.
"Governor Cuomo did not approve or was unaware of the mailing in question," he posted on Twitter. "He does not agree with the language, he believes it is inappropriate and urges voters to focus on the real problems of this career."
The executive of the New York State Democratic Committee, Geoff Berman, also took to Twitter on Sunday saying the mail was an "error".
"Let me be clear: this ad was a mistake and it is inappropriate and it is not the tone that the Democratic Party should establish: it will not happen again," he wrote.
A spokeswoman for the Cuomo campaign said the governor did not approve the announcement and does not agree with him
The mail came out a few days before the primaries on Thursday. Cuomo appears in the West India Day Parade on September 3
He added: "The State Party sent an erroneous and inappropriate email: we will work with Nixon's campaign to send an email of their choice to the same universe of people."
Many people, however, are asking Berman to resign saying that the literature was deeply offensive and outrageous.
The city of New York Bill de Blasio also found the mail offense and said that the apology of the Democratic Committee of the state was "ridiculous".
"The email sent by the New York Democratic Party at the eleventh hour, attacking Cynthia Nixon falsely is unacceptable, it is frankly Trumpian." An "apology" tweeted as an "error" is ridiculous.The state party must compensate Nixon's campaign immediately ", wrote.
"Democrats everywhere must unite behind the idea that state parties and the national party have no place in the primaries.When state parties put their fingers in the balance, it weakens the power of the people. back to power, not the party elites. "
Nixon is not Jewish, but his two children with his ex-husband Danny Mozes are being raised as Jews. The actress of Sex and the City is also a member of the Beit Simchat Torah Congregation, a LGBTQ synagogue in Manhattan.