Three Positive Stories From the Global Fight Against Antisemitism in May
Antisemitism-related news stories are generally depressing, focused on hatred, bigotry, and prejudice, often making it hard to remember there are also positive developments occurring in the same realm.
This is why the Combat Antisemitism Movement is starting to publish a new regular feature highlighting “good news” in the fight against the world’s oldest hatred.
Here are three such stories from May 2022:
“Thirty-year-old Oumaima Mhijir from Morocco took her 6-month-old daughter Amber with her to visit Israel for the first time this month, despite the objections of her family back home. Mhijir is part of a group of 40 young people — 20 Israelis and 20 Moroccans — who took part in the Leaders of Tomorrow program, which seeks to build on the long-standing historical and cultural roots between the two countries.”
“On one of the most solemn days on the Jewish calendar, Holocaust survivor Arnold Fridland would not be silenced. Sydney Goldstein, 28, with a little help from others, saw to it.”
The Hillel at Indiana University has opened a new Jewish Culture Center as part of its response to a spate of antisemitic incidents on the Bloomington campus this academic year. The establishment of the center was a request of a student task force set up to address rising Jew-hatred.