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NEWSLETTER AUGUST 30TH, 2019

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This Week’s Content



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United States

(15 articles)

1. Pelosi speaks with Israeli president after Trump controversy

By TAL AXELROD

“I spoke today with Speaker Pelosi about the importance of strong US-Israel relations and I thanked her for her commitment. The link between us is between peoples, based on historical ties, strong friendships and shared values, not dependent on the links with either party.” Read Here

2. NJ state employee fired over anti-Semitic social media posts

By MARCY OSTER

Jeffrey Dye, a New Jersey state employee and head of a local NAACP chapter was fired over anti-Semitic social media posts such as “the Jewish news media don’t want to show us black news,” and that elections in Passaic are being stolen “with Jewish votes coming from Brooklyn.” Read Here

3. New York Times’ editor apologizes for anti-Semitic tweets back in 2010

By JNS

A New York Times editor apologized for prior anti-Semitic tweets including: “I was going to say ‘Crappy Jew Year,’ but one of my resolutions is to be less anti-Semitic. So… HAPPY Jew Year. You Jews.” Read Here

4. While Jewish groups rebuke Trump’s ‘disloyalty’ remark, others question Democratic silence on Omar, Tlaib

By Jackson Richman

Jewish groups condemned President Trump’s comments which insinuated that Jews who vote for Democrats either have a “total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Other groups came to Trump’s defense, arguing that the real focus needs to be on the anti-Semitic remarks of Tlaib and Omar. Read Here

5. US Justice Dept. sent anti-Semitic post to immigration judges

By COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL BALSAMO

The Justice Department’s immigration arm sent judges a briefing that included a blog post from anti-Semitic website VDARE that featured a reference about Jews and power. Assistant Press Secretary Mattingly said the briefings are compiled by a contractor and the post shouldn’t have been included. Read Here

6. Whitesville teacher accused of praising Hitler in yearbook no longer with a district.

By Bob Clark

Per a previous report, the teacher accused of praising Hitler in a yearbook is no longer employed by the Whitesville Central School District in NY. Read Here

7. ADL, Jewish groups criticize Omar, Tlaib for sharing anti-Semitic cartoon

By Aaron Bandler

The ADL and other Jewish groups criticized Omar and Tlaib for sharing a cartoon on Instagram by a cartoonist who placed second in Iran’s Holocaust cartoon contest. ADL CEO said “Tlaib and Omar absolutely shouldn’t have lifted up the work of a cartoonist who frequently mocks the Holocaust and traffics in #antiSemitic tropes…” Read Here

8. Anti-Semitic graffiti found on Newtown, CT synagogue

By Ben Lambert

Newtown police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti painted on the Adath Israel Synagogue. The town dispatched the Public Works Department to repaint the synagogue. Read Here

9. Anti-Defamation League sends complaint, says comments on ‘Bill Mick Live’ were anti-Semitic

By Dave Berman

Radio talk show host Bill Mick is under fire for an anti-Semitic exchange a caller had with him. The caller said: “anti-Semitism is a big hoax…100% of our government is Zionist…a form of communism…It’s the idea that, in end times, you will have a Jewish king, and a Jewish court, in which every Jewish member will have 2,800 non-Jewish slaves. All other people are blood sacrificed to the king.” Read Here

10. US Army commander suspended after using ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ in memo

By Marcy Oster

A US Army commander in Houston was suspended after he distributed a memo in which he used the phrase “Arbeit Macht Frei”. He used the phrase to headline a section of the memo that explains incentives, including time off, available to recruiters. Read Here

11. Medical resident fired from 2 programs over anti-Semitic social media posts requests hearing

By Marcy Oster

A medical resident at the Cleveland Clinic lost her position after scores of anti-Semitic social media posts were exposed and requested a hearing before the State Medical Board. While a medical student, she posted: “hahha ewww..ill purposely give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong meds…” Read Here

12. Tucson is not immune to hate messaging, fliers show

By Debe Campbell

Anti-Semitic fliers have been posted to different locations throughout Tuscon, Arizona. The fliers state “the only way to make America great again is to remove the Jews from power over banking, media and government.” Read Here

13. Despite opposition from synagogues, US seeks death penalty for Pittsburgh killer

By TOI Staff

The US attorney’s office in Pittsburgh filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against Robert Bowers in last year’s Tree of Life attack. The government’s death sentence justification included planning, premeditation, vulnerability and number of victims, and a motivation of religious hostility. Read Here

14. Police probing possible hate crime after NY yeshiva vandalized

By JTA

Graffiti was painted on the exterior of the historic Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim yeshiva on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the graffiti as a “possible bias incident.” Read Here

15. LINDA SARSOUR CLAIMS ‘DISGUSTING’ ZIONISTS, CONFEDERATES PROTESTED HER

By Tamar Beeri

Linda Sarsour called Zionists who protested her speech in North Carolina “disgusting.” Sarsour said that “not only were they holding confederate flags, they were joined by right wing Zionists carrying Israeli flags. So disgusting.” Twitter users fired back, showing evidence that there were pro-Israel protesters, but not a single Confederate flag. Read Here

Israel and the Rest of the World

(4 pieces)

1. IN-DEPTH: THIS WEEK’S NEWS ON ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE UK

Amazon removes shirts with notorious photo of Nazi executing Jew

By TOI Staff

Amazon removed an assortment of clothes sold on its UK site emblazoned with a notorious Holocaust photo in which a Jew in Ukraine is kneeling in front of a mass grave as a Nazi officer points a gun to his head, moments before shooting him. Read Here

Labour suspends Liverpool Momentum co-chair over alleged anti-Semitism

By Lee Harpin

The co-chair of pro-Corbyn campaign group Momentum in Liverpool has been suspended pending an investigation over allegations of anti-Semitism. Read Here

Barrister accused of being behind Twitter account that harassed anti-Semitism campaigners resigns

By Rosa Doherty

Daniel Bennett, a barrister who was accused of being behind a Twitter account that harassed people who spoke out about Jew-hate has resigned from his chambers after he admitted breaching its code of conduct. Read Here

Blogger who called Jewish Labour Movement an ‘Israeli embassy proxy’ barred from covering party conference

By Rosa Doherty

Asa Winstanley, an anti-Israel journalist suspended by Labour for calling the Jewish Labour Movement an “Israel embassy proxy”, has been denied a press pass to cover the party’s annual conference in Brighton. Read Here

‘I want Jewish people to feel welcome in Brighton’, council leader says

By Mathilde Frot

Brighton City Council urged anyone worried about Jew-hate in the seaside resort ahead of Labour’s annual conference to get in touch. The conference will take place next month, with fringe events featuring anti-Zionist activists, including former London mayor Livingstone. Read Here

Board demands apology over BBC tweet about Israeli teen killed in attack

By Mathilde Frot

The Board of Deputies of British Jews demanded an apology over a BBC tweet about the death of an Israeli teenager killed in a bomb blast by a Palestinian terrorist. The tweet said: “Israeli teenage girl killed in bomb attack near Jewish settlement…” The Board of Deputies, said: Murder is murder and the BBC should know better than to link the bombing of an innocent teenage girl, when hiking, to the political situation in the West Bank. Read Here

DESPITE SUSPENSION, LABOUR ACTIVIST CONTINUES SPREADING ANTI-SEMITISM

By Benjy Singer

Suspended Labour Party activist Laura Stuart continues to spread anti-Semitic rhetoric in the party through the Unite trade union. Content from David Duke – a white nationalist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist was often tweeted from her account. Read Here

2. IN-DEPTH: THIS WEEK’S NEWS ON ANTI-SEMITISM IN GERMANY

German Cop Dismissed For Pushing Nazi Symbols and Mocking Holocaust on WhatsApp

By Algemeiner Staff

A police officer in Cologne was dismissed after he shared Nazi imagery along with jokes about the Holocaust on WhatsApp. One message contained a picture of Hitler, along with a joke saying: “What’s the difference between Santa Claus and the Jews? One goes down the chimney, the other goes up.” Read Here

Thousands march against racism in Germany as far-right AfD surges in local polls

By Isabelle Le Page

Thousands marched against hate and racism in Dresden, before state elections when far-right party AfD is projected to make huge gains. A broad coalition gathered to urge voters to reject exclusion. Many at the protest held signs that read: “No place for Nazis” and “Racism is not an alternative.” Read Here

GERMAN JEWS SLAM MERKEL’S FM FOR BELITTLING PALESTINIAN TERRORIST ATTACK

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

A German foreign ministry statement unleashed criticism from German Jews because the diplomatic comment played down the role of Palestinian terrorism in the murder of 17-year-old Rina Shnerb. Read Here

Holocaust memorials in Germany should offer tours in Arabic, Jewish leader says

By JTA

Concentration camp memorials in Germany should offer tours in Arabic, Germany’s main Jewish leader urged as Germany has seen an influx of some one million Arabic-speaking refugees in the past four years. Read Here

German soccer team criticizes its fans after anti-Semitic and racist chants

By Marcy Oster

Chemnitzer Football Club has called out its fans for anti-Semitic and racist comments during a game, refusing to acknowledge its fans as is customary after playing Bayern Munich. During the game, fans called the club’s sporting director a “Jewish pig.” Read Here

Far-right surge in Germany rattles guardians of Nazi-era remembrance

By Deborah Cole

Defenders of Germany’s sacrosanct atonement for the Nazis’ crimes warn it is coming under calculated assault from right-wing extremists. Ahead of three state elections in which the AfD is set to do well, some Germans are growing nervous about erosion of the country’s culture of remembrance. Read Here

3. IN-DEPTH: THIS WEEK’S NEWS ON ANTI-SEMITISM ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST

Palestinian Rioters Again Raise Nazi Swastika on Israel-Gaza Border

By Algemeiner Staff

For the second time this month, a Nazi swastika symbol was raised by Palestinian rioters on the Israel-Gaza Strip border. Read Here

Palestinian tries to strangle worker at Jordan-West Bank crossing

By Itay Blumenthal

A Palestinian man was arrested after trying to strangle an employee at the Israeli-operated Allenby Terminal crossing. Read Here

Hamas lauds ‘heroic’ perpetrators of bombing attack in which Israeli teen killed

By TOI Staff

The Hamas praised the perpetrators of a bombing that claimed the life of Rina Shnerb, a 17-year-old Israeli girl. Read Here

Palestinian Authority President Abbas: We Will Enter Jerusalem As ‘Millions Of Fighters’; We Reject ‘Designation Of Our Martyrs As Terrorists’

By MEMRI

Palestinian President Abbas said the entire Palestinian nation will enter Jerusalem as millions of fighters and that he rejects the designation of Palestinian martyrs as terrorists. He added that the families of Palestinian martyrs will continue to receive salaries from the PA because they are the most sacred thing the Palestinians have. Read Here

AL JAZEERA ANCHOR PROMOTES ANTI-SEMITIC CONSPIRACY THEORY ON TWITTER

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

An Al Jazeera anchor promoted an anti-Semitic conspiracy on Twitter saying, “This Holy Land belongs to Palestinians Because Palestinians are Semitic unlike the Israeli Khazars who are occupiers!!” The Khazar theory claims that European Jews are descendants of Khazars, a Turkic people, rather than from Jews who originated in the Middle East. The debunked theory has been used by anti-Semites to discount Jewish claims to the land. Read Here

In Egypt, People Interrupt Holocaust Play for Being Too ‘Zionist’

By Elder of Ziyon

A theatrical performance in Cairo, entitled Sobibor, erupted into verbal altercations between the audience and actors, because of what the audience considered “bias in favor of Israel,” and material echoing the “Jewish narrative about the Holocaust.” Read Here

IRAN’S REGIME STOKES MORE ANTI-SEMITISM AMID GULF TENSIONS, ADL REPORT

By Benjamin Weinthal

“Iranian leaders and state-controlled media outlets continue to propagate anti-Semitism, using blatantly false anti-Jewish conspiracy theories in a cynical effort to shift the blame for the consequences of its own aggressive actions abroad.” Read Here

IDF chief: Iranian commander Soleimani personally oversaw planned drone attack

By Judah Ari Gross

The IDF said the attack drones that Iran intended to use against the Jewish state were flown into Syria from Tehran several weeks ago. Read Here

Top Iranian general warns Israel that strikes will bring end to ‘Zionist regime’

By TOI Staff

A top Iranian general warned Israel that strikes against Iran would not be tolerated much longer. “These insane operations will surely be the last steps of the Zionist regime,” tweeted Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps after Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in Syria to thwart an attack by “kamikaze” drones armed with explosives. Read Here

Hezbollah chief threatens Israel with reprisal: ‘Wait for us at the border’

By TOI Staff

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah threatened Israel with a reprisal after two of its members were killed in the strike against Iranian “kamikaze drones.” Read Here

4. OTHER WORLD NEWS

“YOUR WARD” NEWS EDITOR SENTENCED TO YEAR IN PRISON

By CJN Staff

James Sears, the editor of Toronto-based publication, Your Ward News, has been sentenced to one year in prison, after being convicted on hate charges after repeatedly attacking women and Jews. Sears “has a long record of promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, misogyny, homophobia and racism.” Read Here

European anti-Semitism, ‘aliyah’ and the uncertain future of French Jewry

By Eliana Rudee

Sarcelles Jewish community president Moise Kahloun reported “many problems” in the heavily Jewish Sarcelles district, including “anti-Semitism and fear,” which has made it a different city than it had been in the past 40 years and has caused residents to leave for Israel. Read Here

On Campus

(7 articles)

1. Photos of Brandeis students, professors posted on anti-Semitic website

By AP

Brandeis University says it does not believe there’s a threat to campus safety after photos of students and professors were posted to an anti-Semitic website. School safety officials are investigating after the images appeared on Vanguard News Network Forum, which promotes white nationalist views. Read Here

2. JEWISH GROUPS URGE ONTARIO STUDENTS TO OPT OUT OF UNION DUES

By Alex Rose

Four Jewish organizations are calling on Ontario university students to opt out of paying dues to the Canadian Federation of Students because it supports the BDS movement. Read Here

3. Brazil university cancels lecture after alleged threats by pro-Palestinian group

By Marcus Gilban

The University of Pernambuco in Recife canceled a lecture about the peace process hours before it was scheduled to take place,after the speaker, moderator and university received security threats from a pro-Palestinian group. Read Here

4. California school system probing pro-Nazi phenomenon as more videos appear online

By Associated Press

School officials in Orange County said they will reopen an investigation into a group of high school students seen on video giving Nazi salutes last year after more racist images surfaced. Read Here

5. ‘Tip of the iceberg’: what a Nazi salute video says about Orange county

By Sam Levin

The latest controversy has reignited anger and anxiety among Jewish communities with many questioning why this keeps happening. White supremacy has a long history in the county. Last year, a member of a local neo-Nazi group was charged for murdering a 19-year-old Jewish classmate. Read Here

6. UK Jewish groups ‘reassured’ after meeting with new Universities Minister

By Jewish News Reporter

Jewish student representatives said they felt “reassured” after meeting Universities Minister Jo Johnson to discuss anti-Semitism on campus. “The Minister’s work on the issues of anti-Semitism on campus reassures us that under this government, Jewish life on campus will thrive in a safe and welcoming environment for all.” Read Here

7. At summer conference, pro-Israel students learn tools to respond to hostile campus environment

By Sean Savage

Students from more than 80 campuses in the US, Canada, UK and Israel gathered in Boston for a high-level training hosted by CAMERA to gain support and learn the tools necessary to respond to the upsurge in campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activism. Read Here

Analysis

(7 pieces)

Anti-Semitism has been perpetrated over the centuries. Today, we are seeing age-old anti-Semitic stereotypes being recycled as well as new forms of anti-Semitism. In order to effectively combat anti-Semitism, it is important to understand, define and highlight all its manifestations and ideologies.

1. Left-wing anti-Semitism has had British Jews debating loyalty for years

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ 

In the US, many felt a line was crossed when President Trump asserted it’s “disloyal” for Jews to vote for Democrats because the party has lawmakers who have used anti-Semitic rhetoric. But for Jews in Britain, this discussion was nothing new. The growth of anti-Semitism in the left-wing Labour Party introduced years ago discussions on whether Jews who support it are betraying themselves and their coreligionists. Read here

2.  Bill Maher Calls BS on BDS

By Lana Melman

Rather than discussing whether Israel should or should not have allowed them in, Maher wanted to talk about the BDS campaign itself because, “that’s what’s behind this.” In his brief attack on BDS morality, Maher touched on motive, racial bias, selective reporting, lack of context, lack of historical perspective, and anti-Semitism. Maher covered a lot of ground. Let’s hope his four million viewers were listening with an open mind. Read Here

3.  CONFRONTING UNRWA EDUCATION ANTI-SEMITISM AT THE UN

By Arnon Groiss & David Bedein

The timing of the Palestinian Authority being called to task for anti-Semitism in its textbooks by the UN coincides with the UNRWA mandate coming under debate for renewal. The PA contracted with UNRWA to function as the exclusive supplier of schoolbooks for all UNRWA schools. Read Here

4. Podcast: American Jews and the Democratic Party; President Truman and Israel’s Founding

By AJC Passport

Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL), the co-sponsor of the anti-BDS bill recently passed by the House, discusses the characterization of Jewish Democrats as “disloyal,” as well the move by the Israel to bar Omar and Tlaib. Dr. Kurt Graham, director of the Harry Truman Library, discussed President Truman’s role in the birth of Israel. Listen Here

5. For this top Jewish Republican, Trump’s ‘disloyalty’ jab is a bridge too far

By Ron Kampeas

“It’s a word that I wouldn’t use, with a long history of being used by others who have a hatred towards Jews,” Rep. Lee Zeldin said. “Even if the person using it is filled with love towards Jews and Israel, I still avoid it because of that history.” Zeldin believes Trump is right on policy and hopes Democrats marginalize the Israel-critical minority Trump was targeting when he made the “disloyalty” comment. Read Here

6. ONE JEWISH PEOPLE, TWO DIFFERENT REALITIES – ANALYSIS

By Herb Keinon

While the Jewish people are one – those who live in Israel and those who live in the US live in fundamentally different realities that color how they look at the world. Read Here

7. Those ‘heroes’ who massacred Jews in 1929

By Maurice Hirsch

Marking 90 years since the Hebron Massacre in 1929, the Palestinian Authority has wholeheartedly embraced the event, glorifying three of its participants and perpetuating the spark that ignited the carnage. The PA justifies the murder of 130 Jews that week by saying it was in response to Jews marking the fast of Tisha B’Av by singing the Jewish national anthem at the Western Wall. Read Here

Studies and Statistics

(2 pieces)

1. DNA STUDY REVEALS 130,000 HUNGARIANS ARE AT LEAST 50% JEWISH

By ILANIT CHERNICK 

The study found that 12.5% of the people tested had 10% or more Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. “Anti-Semitism is becoming very common these days…I hope research like this might change the attitude of people who are prejudiced,” one participant said. Read Here

2. Poll: Half of Palestinians Don’t Support Special Payments to Prisoners

By Davod Pollock

A poll from the Palestine Center for Public Opinion last month showed that half of West Bank and Gaza Palestinians agree with this proposal: “The Palestinian Authority should stop special payments to prisoners…” Read Here

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1.Are Terror Groups Recruiting on College Campuses?

By Paul Miller

The Department of Education is investigating an anti-Israel conference held at UNC-Chapel Hill, after multiple reports surfaced that showed pro-terrorist and anti-Semitic propaganda in the seminar’s content. Reports indicate that Students for Justice in Palestine and Coalition for Peace With Justice were involved with this controversial event and show recruiters urging students to travel as a delegation to Ramallah for in-home visits with leaders of the PFLP. The Coalition for Peace with Justice reportedly covers the travel expenses. Students from Duke and from North Carolina Central University enthusiastically described on video their “transformational” meetings at the homes of leaders of the PFLP back in 2017. The PFLP has been on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations since 1997. Read Here

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SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR & COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM UPDATE

This section also highlights the work of government officials around the world that are combating anti-Semitism in their official capacities.

(9 pieces)

1. Pompeo speaks with Netanyahu on Iran, backs Israel’s preemptive raid

By TOI Staff

“The secretary expressed support for Israel’s right to defend itself against threats posed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and to take action to prevent imminent attacks against Israeli assets in the region,” Pompeo’s office said in a statement. Read Here

2. Nadler slams Tlaib, Omar for sharing drawing by Holocaust cartoon contestant

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

Rep. Nadler criticized fellow Democratic lawmakers Omar and Tlaib for sharing a cartoon that shows Trump and Netanyahu covering their mouths, saying in a tweet, “The Carlos Latuff cartoon forwarded by @RepRashida and @Ilhan can surely be read for its vile underlying message.” Read Here

3. US envoy suggests world should rethink PA aid after Israeli teen killed by bomb

By TOI Staff

The US condemned a terrorist bombing that killed a teenage Israeli girl and US Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt suggested that the international community should reconsider its aid allocations to the Palestinian Authority in the wake of the attack. Read Here

4. UN chief urges the world to stamp out religious persecution

By EDITH M. LEDERER

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the world on the first international day to remember the victims of religious persecution to “step up to stamp out anti-Semitism… “Jews have been murdered in synagogues, their gravestones defaced with swastikas…” Read Here

5. Parents of Fallen IDF Soldier Whose Body Is Still Held by Hamas Hail ‘Unprecedented Breakthrough’ in Meeting With UN Chief

By Algemeiner Staff

The parents of the late Lt. Hadar Goldin who fell in battle in Gaza and whose body was kidnapped and still being held by Hamas, met in New York with UN Secretary-General Guterres who called for the “unconditional and immediate return of captive IDF soldiers held by Hamas.” Read Here

6. Republican delegation meets Israeli, Palestinian business leaders week after Tlaib, Omar banned

By Eliana Rudee

Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ann Wagner, Phil Roe and Bradley Byrne were in Israel and the West Bank to meet with Israeli and Palestinian business leaders to discuss the potential for solutions and cooperation. They learned that 90% of Palestinians wants to work with Israel, but are unable to speak about this desire freely due to the PA’s anti-normalization policy. Read Here

7. REP. TED DEUTCH: U.S. CONGRESS STANDS WITH ISRAEL

By Jerusalem Post Staff

“US Congress stands with our ally Israel & its right to defend itself from terrorism,” Ted Deutch, D-Fla., tweeted, responding to rockets being launched from Gaza into Israel. “Israel is under constant threat from enemies in all directions, and this only highlighted the real danger Israelis face daily.” Read Here

8. New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Suspends funding for UNRWA

By HENRY BENJAMIN

The government of New Zealand has suspended funding to the UN aid agency for Palestinians. The funding for UNRWA is on hold until due to allegations against the agency including misconduct, corruption, links to terror groups, and anti-Semitism. Read Here

9. California State Dems pass three pro-Israel resolutions

By Dan Pine

Pro-Israel Democrats cheered after the California Democratic Party’s executive board passed resolutions condemning anti-Semitism and decrying anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Semitism. Read Here

Humanity

(10 articles)

This section highlights the good deeds of Jews and others working to combat anti-Semitism in their communities.

1. As Saudi bloggers reach out to Israel, some see signals of a regional shift

By KSENIA SVETLOVA

“We, the young generation, aspire to have normal relations with all states. We also know that 70 years ago there was no Palestinian state, while the Jews have existed for 3,000 years. We want peace and coexistence,” according to one Saudi Blogger. Read Here

2. Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue to hold High Holiday services at local church

By Marcy Oster

Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life congregation will hold its High Holiday services in The Calvary Episcopal Church located down the street. The Church reached out to the congregation days after the attack that left 11 Jewish worshippers dead, offering its building for any of the congregation’s needs. Read Here

3. As a Jewish Teen in the Bible Belt, I Face Anti-Semitism All the Time

By Sam Berndt

In my high school, I experience anti-Semitism on the regular. I bring hamantaschen, latkes, and kugel to school so that my peers can experience my world before they make the decision to blindly hate it. The anti-Semitism I have endured growing up in the Bible Belt — meant to intimidate me and/or discourage me from being overtly Jewish — has had the opposite effect: I am more Jewish than ever. Read Here

4. Moroccan Jews gather for pilgrimage to newly renovated Al Jadida cemetery

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Moroccan officials and Jewish community leaders celebrated the renovation of a Jewish cemetery in the coastal city of Al Jadida. Read Here

5. Dozens of synagogues to open to the public on 20th European Days of Jewish Culture

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Europe’s most exquisite synagogues will open to the public on the annual European Days of Jewish Culture. Visitors will gain access to synagogues that are usually closed to the public for security reasons, as well as Jewish cemeteries in 25 European countries. The events seek to “combat collective forgetfulness and to dignify European Jewish heritage. Read Here

6. NY RABBI, HEAD OF MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE RECEIVE ‘CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM’ AWARD

By Jerusalem Post Staff

Rabbi Marc Schneier and the Muslim World League’s Secretary General Dr. Muhammad Al-Issa were awarded the “Children of Abraham” award by the Florence School of Advanced Studies for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue. The award was created for spiritual leaders who dedicate their lives to the promotion of understanding and collaboration between religious groups. Read Here

7. CHELSEA FC TAKES THE DAY OFF TO TOUR JERUSALEM

By Zachary Keyser

The Chelsea Women’s Football Club took a tour through the Old City of Jerusalem. The women have been heavily involved with the ‘Say No To Anti-Semitism’ campaign by holding joint training sessions between Palestinian and Israeli girls, meeting with a Holocaust survivor and taking part in Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read Here

8. MONTREAL SHOULD HONOUR ELIE WIESEL: CITY COUNCILLOR

By Janice Arnold

Montreal Coun. Marvin Rotrand presented a petition to city council to have a park named after Elie Wiesel. “It is my hope that Montreal can follow suit with an appropriate gesture that will give prominence to honoring the exemplary life of Elie Wiesel,” said Rotrand, a child of Holocaust survivors. Read Here

9. ‘Unbelievably unifying’: Targeted by anti-Semitism, Mass. Jewish leaders double down on love

By Christopher Gavin

After arsonists attacked two Boston area Chabad centers, volunteers lined up to keep watch out front during its Hebrew school classes and events. The Police Department continues to swing by, and the Chabad center will soon start a Mitzvah Club to dole out kindness across town. Read Here

10. Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg dedicates ambulance during visit to Israel

By JNS

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg dedicated an ambulance to Israeli EMS service United Hatzalah during a visit to the organization’s headquarters in Jerusalem. The ambulance will be stationed in the city of Sderot, servicing the surrounding area that is often victim to Hamas rocket fire from Gaza. Read Here

Take Action

This section highlights opportunities for you to get involved in combating anti-Semitism. Read the content below to learn more.

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1. Venture Creative Contest – Round One

Anti-Semitism is once again on the rise, just 75 years after the Holocaust. This irrational hatred of Jews and the world’s only Jewish state harms both innocent victims and perpetrators infected by bigotry. The resurgence of anti-Semitism poses a challenge to all people of conscience:

How can we work together to stop anti-Semitism?

This contest is crowd-sourcing new solutions to help end “the world’s oldest hatred.” The contest is sponsored by the CombatAntiSemitism.org coalition. People of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities are encouraged to participate by creatively addressing one of the categories below:

contest

Round 1 Deadline: December 1, 2019 (future rounds coming soon)

Enter Here.

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