CAM Weekly Partner Roundup: Activism in Action

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January 7, 2021

This week was a tough one for Jewish communities across the globe. From anti-Semitic rhetoric from a congresswoman in Illinois to a Rabbi harassed on the streets of Germany, not a day went by without a reminder that Jews still need to look over their shoulders. Here is our review of this week’s partner activities:

1.The Simon Wiesenthal Center called out a violent extremist at the US Capitol building wearing “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt.

2. B’nai B’rith International reaffirmed that “Hitler was right about nothing” and denounced Illinois Rep. Mary Miller’s praise of the Nazi leader.

3. Arolsen Archives announced they will kick off their #everynamecounts initiative which allows everyone to remember the names and identities of those persecuted by the Nazis.

4. JewBelong sardonically addressed the classic anti-Semitic trope of a Jewish world conspiracy by quoting Tel Aviv Institute’s Hen Mazzig.

5. CAMERA gave a striking account of anti-Semitism coming from both students and faculty at Cornell University.

6. CIJA released four key points dispelling the myth that Israel is excluding Palestinians from COVID-19 vaccinations.

7. J’Accuse published an important op-ed in Newsweek calling on the mainstream media to stop elevating the opinions of fringe groups in the discussion about Israel.  

8. AJC’s Holly Huffnagle described how anti-Semitism is not just a Jewish problem but an issue plaguing all of society.

9. Moment Magazine exposed how QAnon is seizing classic anti-Semitic stereotypes and reworking them for the 21st century.

10. In positive news, aish.com highlighted how an Orthodox Jewish poker champion is donating his winnings to 8 different charitable organizations.