As summer began, several high-profile antisemitic incidents targeted Jewish communities in the United States and elsewhere.
In Boston, 24 year-old Khaled Awad attempted to abduct Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky at gunpoint and stabbed him eight times outside of his synagogue. The incident shook the Boston Jewish community, days after a white supremacist attempted to target a synagogue in nearby Winthrop after murdering two African-American residents.
Jew-hatred has increasingly entered mainstream political discourse. This week, Democratic Congressman Ilhan Omar accused fellow Jewish lawmakers of not being “partners in justice.” Meanwhile, Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar is holding a fundraiser with a white supremacist Holocaust denier and former Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinnney accused Zionists of being behind 9/11.
A kosher bakery in Montreal experienced an arson attack and dozens of graves were desecrated at another Polish Jewish cemetery. On campus, the Yale University student council passed a resolution accusing Israel of “genocide and apartheid.”
Antisemitism isn’t taking a summer vacation, so neither can we. Join us alongside dozens of Jewish community organizations and allies for No: Fear: A Rally In Solidarity With The Jewish People in Washington, D.C. on July 11th as together we speak out against Jew-hatred.