Many are curious to know the American power broker George Norcross’ religion- questioning if he is Jewish.
The raging concern about his faith came after he was ejected from the Eagles game in November 2023 for supporting Israel (in the aftermath of the Hamaas attack).
In the clip, security officials escorted the businessman out of his luxury suite following his dispute with the officials; they had asked him to remove the display of the Israeli flag.
So, were his actions related to his religious beliefs?
George E. Norcross III, born on March 16, 1956, is an American businessman and power broker based in southern New Jersey.
He is the executive chairman of the insurance brokerage firm Conner Strong & Buckelew (1979- present). Moreover, Norcoss serves as the chairman of the board of trustees for Cooper University Health Care System and Cooper University Hospital.
From 1989 to 1993, George has been the chairman of the Camden County Democratic Committee. He is a member of the Democratic National Committee.
George Norcross Religion: Is He Jewish?
The power broker, George Norcross III, is a Lutheran Christian; he grew up in the Lutheran faith with his three brothers: John, Donald, and Philip.
Many wondered if Norcross III was Jewish after he displayed the Israeli flag during an NFL game in November 2023 in the wake of the Hamas attack earlier that October. In Israel, the majority of the population is Jewish.
It was later revealed that rather than a religious connection, his actions were solely a support for Israel.
The 67-year-old American businessman is the oldest of four children to late parents: George E. Norcross, Jr. and Anne Carol Norcross.
His father, George Jr. (b. 1928- d. 1998), was the president of the AFL–CIO Central Labor Union of Camden and Gloucester Counties. Norcross’ mother, Anne, died on May 7, 2016, at the age of 84.
George III’s brother, John C. Norcross, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Moreover, he serves as the Distinguished Professor and chair of psychology at the University of Scranton.
His second-youngest brother, Donald W. Norcross (b. December 13, 1958), is an American politician. He serves as the U.S. representative for New Jersey’s 1st congressional district in South Jersey.
The youngest brother, Philip (b. 1962), is an attorney who serves as the managing shareholder and CEO of Parker McCay.
Norcross Was Removed From The Eagles vs Cowboys Game, Why?
On November 5, 2023, George Norcross III was removed from the NFL Week 9 game of Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles.
A season ticket holder, Norcross attended the game at Lincoln Financial Field, where he displayed a draped American and Israeli flag from his luxury suite.
But the Eagles officials opposed him taking off the flag, which he denied, eventually resulting in his ejection from the stadium.
In the viral social media video, the power broker angrily confronted the security officials.
A day later, George released a statement and said that the Eagelss forcibly removed him despite doing nothing wrong. The US-Israeli flag he showed was a protest that strongly supported Israel following the October 7th attacks.
Moreover, since the Eagles used to address civil justice issues and ethnic and world conflicts, he thought it would be an important statement.
The whole world was keeping a sharp eye on the Eagles’ justification for the reason for their actions.
Later, the NFL team released a statement and concluded that even if they had sympathy for the loss of lives in the attack, their ‘policy prohibited signage containing any kind of non-game messaging.’
As for Norcross’ removal from the game, it was reportedly for being “physically and verbally abusive” toward stadium staff.
Even though George threatened to sue the NFL relating to his ejection, a further update on the issue is not out.