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Campaign

Call on Your Mayor to Condemn Antisemitism: Day of Action

May 27, 2021 | Ended

On May 27th, call on your mayor or municipal leader to sign our global statement against antisemitism in cities. 

The alarming rise in antisemitic incidents targeting Jews worldwide during and in the aftermath of violence in Israel and Gaza cannot be tolerated. Jewish residents in Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, London and beyond are afraid to walk the streets of their hometowns. We must act. On May 27th, call on your mayor or municipal leader to sign our global statement against antisemitism in cities. 

Since the outset of the recent conflict in Israel and Gaza sparked by Hamas, antisemitic incidents against Jews have included physical assault, verbal harassment, vandalism, hate speech, and anti-Israel rhetoric that violated the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, among other transgressions.We have documented the extent of the antisemitism Jews are facing worldwide in our database of incidents, available here.

May 27th marks the Day of Action Against Antisemitism, organized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). It is essential that we call on our local leaders to take action against this recent abhorrent rise in antisemitism which has impacted Jewish communities around the globe. Mayors and municipal leaders have the duty to use all the tools at their disposal to ensure the security of Jewish residents and to help end antisemitism. Antisemitic criminals should be prosecuted under the law. Jewish sites, including schools, synagogues, and cemeteries, must be protected by municipalities. Jewish people should never be afraid to walk the streets of their hometowns.

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In the past weeks we witnessed Jewish communities attacked across the world. On the Day of Action Against Antisemitism we urge our leaders to act and commit to fight back. Tag your city to add its name to the municipal leaders statement. https://cities.combatantisemitism.org/ #NotInMyCity

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In the past weeks, we have witnessed Jewish communities attacked across the world with violence and harassment. This must not be tolerated in our cities. Today, on the Day of Action Against Antisemitism, we urge our leaders to act and commit to fight back.

Tag your city to add its name to the global municipal leaders statement to end antisemitism – https://cities.combatantisemitism.org/

#NotInMyCity

We hope that this initiative will encourage local leaders to ensure their Jewish communities are protected from this horrific increase in antisemitism.