Five Positive Stories From the Global Fight Against Antisemitism in November 2022
The Combat Antisemitism Movement publishes a regular feature highlighting “good news” in the fight against the world’s oldest hatred.
Here are five such stories from November 2022:
Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Adopts IHRA Antisemitism Definition
The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution saying the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism “serves as an important tool for law enforcement, public officials, and community members to help identify, measure, monitor, and ultimately combat antisemitism.”
LA just adopted the #IHRA definition of #antisemitism!
“In Los Angeles, we can do better when it comes to confronting the many manifestations of antisemitism that we’re seeing impact our Jewish communities,” said @DillonHosier, CEO of the @ICANAction.https://t.co/ztqXxe8ekI
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) November 2, 2022
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Airs Ad Urging NFL Fans to Speak Out Against Antisemitism
“There are less than 8 million Jewish people in this country. Fewer than are watching this game. They need you to add your voice,” the ad said, before closing with the hashtag, #StandUpToJewishHate.
Ontario Is First Canadian Province to Make Holocaust Education Mandatory for Grade 6 Students
“We are acting today to ensure Ontario elementary students will learn for the first time how to combat hate and antisemitism and to ensure the words ‘Never Again’ will remain true for future generations,” Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce said.
Ontario’s Minister of Education @Sflecce announced that Holocaust education will now be a mandatory part of the 6th grade curriculum. More than 50 antisemitic incidents took place in the @tdsb last year and Ontario is proud to be the first Canadian province to enact this mandate. pic.twitter.com/ijYhOAzQtD
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) November 11, 2022
Famed US Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp Speaks Out Against Antisemitism
“I cannot tell you how f—ing important it is to speak out if you’re an artist against antisemitism,” Mellencamp said in remarks at the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer, @johnmellencamp, made this heartwarming speech at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony of his lawyer, Allen Grubman. Mellencamp defended Jews during his speech and noted how important it is for artists to speak out against antisemitism. pic.twitter.com/cfjUJxlr8e
— Creative Community for Peace (@CCFPeace) December 9, 2022
EU Commission Launches Network of Young European Ambassadors to Promote Holocaust Remembrance
“We are stepping up our work on antisemitism and fostering Jewish life,” said European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas. “The Forum will provide a platform for the civil society to help connect initiatives in different Member States. By the end of this year, the Commission will make €20 million available to fighting all forms of discrimination, racism and antisemitism and €10 million to support initiatives on Holocaust remembrance.”