This Week From the CAM Partner Network: Reflecting on 2021 and Looking Ahead to the New Year


December 30, 2021

As we reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2022, CAM partners are charting a path forward in the fight against antisemitism, with some including a focus on the importance of preserving Jewish tradition.

Whether in the diplomatic and political spheres, on college campuses, or in interfaith circles, our global coalition is seeking to take our collective effort to new levels in the coming year.

Here are highlights from the activities of CAM partners this past week:

Partner Achievements

American Sephardi Federation The “Sephardi House” college program preserves and encourages Sephardi culture on campuses by selecting student fellows from across the U.S. to promote Jewish unity.

Learn more here.

Recommended Reading

Arolsen Archives With the number of Holocaust survivors dwindling, the urgency of telling the stories of Nazi victims — such as Polish Jewish soccer player Adam Kniola — is only increasing. By sharing these stories, we are reminded of the individuality of the six million Jews unjustly murdered during the Holocaust.

Simon Wiesenthal Center — In the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual “Global Antisemitism Top Ten,” designating the top ten most antisemitic organizations or governments from the past year, BBC News was ranked third, due to inaccurate reporting about antisemitic incidents and biased coverage against Israel.

Read the full report here.

Act.IL — With antisemitism levels at dangerous highs worldwide, Act.IL believes non-Jewish allies can be a key factor in combating this wave of bigotry and more should be done to reach out to and include them in the fight against hate.

Read more here.

Students Supporting Israel (SSI) As the investigation continues into the Duke University Student Government’s rejection of SSI’s request for recognition of a club chapter on campus, a noticeable pattern of double standards targeting Jewish and pro-Israel students has surfaced. 

Read more here.

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East — A caption identifying the origin of an artifact on display at the UK’s National History Museum in London as “Israel” was vandalized with red ink. Removing the State of Israel and the Jewish people from history is a clear manifestation of contemporary antisemitism.

Campaigns to Support

Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy  In 2022, the ISGAP Digital Research Center will host a course on Jews in the Arab world and the rich 3,000-year history of Jews living in the Middle East. Take this opportunity to learn more about Mizrahi tradition and culture from the comfort of your home!

Interfaith Encounter AssociationAs 2021 comes to a close, IEA is proudly reflecting on an increase in participants in intercultural and interfaith meetings between Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land and around the world. Consider joining their meetings!

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