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NEWSLETTER JANUARY 29TH, 2020

ANTI-SEMITIC GRAFFITI PAINTED ON DOOR OF ITALIAN HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S HOME
KIDS' PLAY AREA IN ENGLAND TARGETED BY ANTI-SEMITIC VANDALISM
SWASTIKAS SPRAY-PAINTED OUTSIDE JEWISH CONGREGATION IN WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
SYNAGOGUE VANDALISED ON HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY IN TURKU, FINLAND

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THIS WEEK’S CONTENT

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TAKE ACTION

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Learn More About S.2085 – Never Again Education Act

 

This week we ask you to take action by learning more about the S. 2085, the Senate version of the Never Again Education Act, which was just passed in the House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The Never Again Education Act in the Senate would authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out educational programs about the Holocaust and is sponsored by Senators Rosen, Cramer, Rubio, and Blumenthal. S.2085 was first introduced in the Senate in July of 2019. If passed by the Senate, the Never Again Education Act would proceed to the president’s desk for a signature to become law.

Read the Full Text of Bill Here

IN PUSH FOR NEVER AGAIN EDUCATION ACT, HADASSAH HOSTS SENATE BRIEFING

By OMRI NAHMIAS 

In a push to promote the bipartisan Never Again Education Act, Hadassah, hosted a Senate briefing with congressional representatives and staffers of both parties. The bill was introduced with 20 cosponsors in the Senate. Nevada Sen. Jackie Rosen said the bill was vital to ensure that juveniles are aware of the horrors of the Holocaust. “This bill would establish a federal fund to finance grants to public and private middle schools and high schools, because we’re going to help those teachers develop Holocaust education programs if they don’t have the funding.” Read Here

Special Feature

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1. Press Release: CAS COMMENDS THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR PASSING THE NEVER AGAIN EDUCATION ACT

By CAS

The Combat Anti-Semitism (CAS) Movement commends and supports the US House of Representatives for passing the Never Again Education Act with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Never Again Education Act would provide an additional $2M in funding to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum annually for five years to enhance efforts to promote quality, sustainable Holocaust education. We call upon the United States Senate to pass the Senate version of the Never Again Education Act without delay to help ensure that “Never Again” is put into action.  

Read Our Full Press Release Here

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UNITED STATES

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1. White House Gives Credentials to anti-Semitic Broadcaster, Outlet Covering Davos

By JNS

Anti-Semitic and conspiracy broadcaster Rick Wiles and his outlet TruNews received a media credential from the White House to cover the World Economic Forum in Davos. Rick Wiles had recently declared that Trump’s impeachment was a ‘Jew coup. Read Here

2. Neo-Nazi leader Christopher Cantwell quotes Hitler in motion filed in federal court

By MARCY OSTER

Neo-Nazi podcaster Christopher Cantwell quoted Adolf Hitler in a motion filed in federal court in Virginia. The quote, with which he opens the motion,
comes from the Nazi leader’s “Mein Kampf,” though it is only identified in the motion as being from a “Famous 20th Century Statesman.” Cantwell is one of about 25 defendants in a lawsuit backed by Integrity First for America filed against the organizers of the 2017 neo-Nazi “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read Here

3. Police Investigating After Car Vandalized With Swastika In Northeast Philadelphia On MLK Day

By CBS3 Staff

Philadelphia police are investigating after a vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia was vandalized with a swastika on MLK Day. Police say a woman found the hate symbol on her car around on the 3400 block of Brookview Road. Read Here

4. Neighbors Shocked After Swastika Is Painted On Fence In Logan Square, Chicago 

By Steven Graves 

A symbol of hate was found plastered on a Logan Square homeowner’s fence in the middle of the day. People stopped and stared at the sight as a man scraped away the swastika on a wooden slat fence on the side of a house. Police said the people responsible will most likely not face a hate crime charge because the homeowner did not feel targeted. Read Here

5. Hudson, NY woman charged with throwing pork at synagogue

By Amanda Purcell

A Columbia County, NY woman has been charged with a hate crime after she threw pork chops at a Jewish synagogue. Tara Rios, 47, of Hudson, was arraigned in Livingston Town Court and charged with first-degree harassment as a hate crime. Rios, threw a package of pork chops onto the front steps of the Congregation Anshe Emeth, causing pork fluids to be spilled onto its steps. Read Here

Police have given the all-clear after investigating a suspicious package left at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour in Surfside, FL. Surfside Police responded to the scene along Byron Avenue and 96th Street. Read Here

The owner of an antique shop in New Orleans’ famous French Quarter has announced that they will no longer sell Nazi or Ku Klux Klan memorabilia after a complaint by the Anti-Defamation League sparked a public outcry. When first asked by reporters about her merchandise, store owner Sue Saucier replied that the offending products were “historical items” and that while they did “not represent my sentiments,” she would not stop selling them. Read Here

8. Rashida Tlaib retweets then removes account falsely implicating Israelis in Palestinian child’s death

By RON KAMPEAS

Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted then removed a tweet falsely blaming Israelis for the death of a Palestinian child. Tlaib retweeted a tweet by Hanan Ashrawi, a top Palestinian official, that accused Israeli settlers of kidnapping, assaulting and throwing into a well a seven-year-old child. The boy, Qusai Abu Ramila, appears to have drowned accidentally in a reservoir of rainwater in eastern Jerusalem. Israeli first responders found him and tried to revive him. Read Here

9. Bloomberg addresses anti-Semitic violence, throws shade at Sanders and Trump

By Ali Vitali and Jordan Jackson

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered a strong rebuke of the recent spate of anti-Semitism in a speech centered on his Jewish faith. Bloomberg joked that while he isn’t the only Jewish candidate in the 2020 race, “I am the only one who doesn’t want to turn America into a kibbutz”. “Attacks on Jews, especially the Orthodox, have been taking place with horrifying regularity,” Bloomberg said. Read Here

10. Officials Investigate Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found Inside Lower East Side Building

By MARLA DIAMOND

A custodian first discovered swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti in the hallways of a Lower East Side building. Brandi Goldstein, a building resident, reported the incident to police. She was on her way back to her apartment when she came across the hate-filled graffiti all over the stairwell, written in thick black marker. Read Here

11. Buttigieg pledges to allocate $1 billion to combat anti-Semitism, violent extremism

By JNS

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has pledged that, if elected president, his administration would allocate $1 billion to combat anti-Semitism and violent extremism. The Democratic candidate said his “administration will devote $1 billion to prevent and combat radicalization and violent extremism. Read Here

12. Gun permit applications jump in NJ as Jews seek protection amid rising anti-Semitic attacks

By Deena Yellin

After a spate of violent anti-Semitic attacks around the tri-state region some are reconsidering their aversion to firearms. Police in Teaneck, Bergenfield, and Lakewood, as well as in Rockland County, New York, all areas with large Jewish communities, said they have seen a spike in gun permit applications in recent weeks. While Teaneck typically receives 20 applications a month, the Police Department received 30 in December and 30 in the first half of January alone. Read Here

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ISRAEL AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

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

Labour councillor who wrote ‘Jewish leaders are worse than Nazis’ suspended

By Aleks Phillips

Labour has suspended a councillor who said “Zionists’ attempts to influence our political processes”. Cllr Kay also said in a Facebook post in 2014 that “Jewish leaders are worse than Nazis”. Read Here

BBC slammed for allegedly linking Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to Holocaust complex

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

British Jews protested what they perceived to be a BBC reporter’s claim that the Holocaust has distorted Israelis’ perception of reality and the occupation of Palestinian land. Against the background of soldiers visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, Orlan Guerin said: “The State of Israel is now a regional power. For decades it has occupied Palestinian territories. But some here will always see their nation through the prism of persecution and survival.” Read Here

JEWISH PEDESTRIANS SUBJECTED TO ANTI-SEMITIC ABUSE AS WORLD COMMEMORATES HOLOCAUST

By CAA

A man screamed, “Hitler did a great job in Auschwitz by killing all the Jews” at several Jewish pedestrians in Stamford Hill. The incident took place at 12:15 on 23rd January and was reported by Stamford Hill Shomrim. Read Here

Anti-Semitic graffiti daubed on buildings in southeast London ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day

By Emily Mee

Vandals painted a swastika and a Celtic cross, which symbolizes white supremacy, on the Real Caribbean takeaway in Greenwich. Half a mile away in Charlton, the word “Jews”, along with another Celtic cross and Stars of David, appeared on a Barclays bank. Read Here

Local branch of Corbyn-backed pro-Palestine group accused of ‘Holocaust denial’

By MATHILDE FROT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces angry calls to distance himself from a pro-Palestine group – of which he is a patron – after a local branch was accused of promoting rampant Holocaust denial on social media. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s Brixton branch’s tweet, seemingly deleted after it was sent from the official account, contained an article suggesting the number of Jews murdered during the Holocaust could have been “exaggerated.” Read Here

Blood libel for the digital age

By Jack Mendel

George Galloway took to Twitter, and told his 342,000 followers, that Israel had murdered a toddler, despite ample evidence that it was in fact a tragic accident. The firebrand politician tweeted: “This child, aged 7, has just been fished out of a well dead in #Jerusalem Murdered by illegal Israeli settlers. Will anyone in power cry with his mother and father today? Will anyone check this evil rampage against the people of #Palestine? Anyone?” His initial tweet got more than 5.7 thousand retweets in less than 24 hours. Read Here

At Holocaust Memorial Day event, Emily Thornberry praises Corbyn for standing up to racism

By Lee Harpin

Labour’s Emily Thornberry has used a speech at a Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration to praise Jeremy Corbyn for “always calling out those people who play the race card”. With Mr. Corbyn also present, Ms. Thornberry said it was not just the pupils who needed to carry on learning the lessons of history but “adults, especially the politicians amongst us”.  Read Here

Kids’ play area in Eastleigh targeted by anti-Semitic vandalism

By Jody Doherty-Cove

An anti-Semitic vandal spray-painted “Nazis R good” in a children’s play area on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Residents and representatives rushed to Stoneham Park with scrubbing brushes and wet wipes after the tagging. Representatives from the county’s Jewish community said the graffiti “shames us all”. Read Here

Tory MP warns both main parties about ‘disgusting’ rise in anti-Semitic tropes

By Lee Harpin

Tory MP Andrew Percy has used a speech in the House of Commons to warn both main political parties about the “disgusting” rise in use of anti-Jewish tropes. Mr. Percy, who co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Semitism, said: “To those on my own side I want to say—I am sure that this does not apply to anybody present—that I have no truck with anybody engaging in Soros conspiracy theories, as some regrettably have done. Read Here

Anti-Semitic graffiti drawn in Benfleet on Holocaust Memorial day

By Toby Emes

Vile graffiti has been drawn onto a pharmacy. The graffiti, painted on a wall, in High Road, in Benfleet, reads “kill the jews”. The vile slogan is accompanied by a swastika. Read Here

Prince Charles meets president, survivors on first-ever official visit to Israel

By RAPHAEL AHREN 

The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, met with President Reuven Rivlin as he kicked off his first-ever official visit to Israel. The Prince of Wales arrived in Israel to attend the World Holocaust Forum. The two men met privately for about 20 minutes, after which they went to the President’s Residence’s garden to plant an English oak. Charles later met with a group of Holocaust survivors at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Read Here

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

German president meets with Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem

BY JEREMY SHARON 

President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem to discuss with them their memories of the period and their challenges in discussing the horrors they endured. The German president said that it had been important for him to meet with the survivors during his visit, and to hear from them. “Whenever we speak to survivors we always ensure to speak about their lives and the lives of the victims, and not just about the numbers of those who were killed,” Steinmeier said. Read Here

Neo-Nazis disrupt tours at Buchenwald memorial

BY DW

Neo-Nazis have made unsolicited visits at a former Nazi concentration camp in central Germany, according to Buchenwald memorial director Volkhard Knigge. Right-wing extremists were carrying out “targeted and pre-planned disruptions of tours” of the former death camp. The memorial director said neo-Nazis would sneak into tour groups to question facts and figures or deny that the Holocaust happened. Read Here

Germany bans Combat 18 as police raid neo-Nazi group

By BBC

Germany has banned the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 and launched raids across the country in an attempt to crack down on the organization. “Right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism have no place in our society,” Germany’s interior ministry said. More than 200 police officers searched properties belonging to leading members across six states. The decision was made following the murder of pro-migrant politician Walter Lübcke, and the deadly attack on a synagogue in Halle. Read Here

New figures on extremism in German military ‘tip of the iceberg’

By DW

Germany’s top military intelligence agency is currently investigating over 500 cases of suspected right-wing extremism within the country’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, an uptick of 30% from the previous year. Those figures are likely just the “tip of the iceberg,” according to Caroline Walter, co-author of “Extreme Security,” a book on right-wing extremism within Germany’s military and its law enforcement agencies. Read Here

German Politicians Criticized for Highlighting Anti-Semitism Among Muslims on Holocaust Memorial Day

By Ben Cohen

Two German politicians were at the center of a bitter domestic row after they drew attention to the dangers posed by anti-Semitism within the country’s Muslim community. Parliamentarian Friedrich Merz declared in a tweet that anti-Semitism in Germany had risen in tandem with the arrival of over 600,000 refugees fleeing from the civil war in Syria. [He] faced strong criticism from across Germany’s political spectrum. Read Here

Germany warns of ‘mass exit’ of Jews if anti-Semitism persists

By AFP

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned that Jews could leave Germany on a “massive” scale if urgent action was not taken to stem rising anti-Semitism. Maas said anti-Jewish insults and attacks, in real life and online, had become “a daily occurrence.” “We need to take urgent countermeasures to make sure that such thoughts do not turn into a bitter reality and lead to a massive departure of Jews from Germany,” he wrote. Read Here

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

Haniyeh meets Malaysian PM with history of anti-Semitism, thanks him for support

By Adam Rasgon

Hamas terror group chief Ismail Haniyeh met Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and spoke highly to him of Malaysia’s positions on Israel and the Palestinians. Mohamad has come under fire on more than one occasion for comments he has made about Jews. In June 2016, he claimed that “the Jews are ruling the world by proxy” and that “America is very much under Jewish influence.” Read Here

Palestinians: World leaders chose wrong site to mark Holocaust ceremony

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip to protest the visit of world leaders to Jerusalem to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. During the demonstration, which took place outside the offices of the UN, the protesters said the world leaders “chose the wrong site” to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. A representative of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said that the participation of world leaders was aimed at “misleading the world and future generations.”  Read Here

Palestinian boy’s death ignites blood libel firestorm on Twitter

By Israel Hayom Staff

Pro-Palestinian activists have exploited the tragic drowning of a young boy in east Jerusalem by automatically blaming Jews for his death. The body of 8-year-old Qais Abu-Ramila was found in a flooded reservoir, but while the authorities were searching for his missing body, pro-Palestinian activists already believed they knew who the culprit was: Jews. The accusation gathered momentum, with Palestinian politician Hanan Ashrawi re-tweeting the same theory. Read Here

PA tells Palestinians: The Western Wall belongs only to Muslims

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS

The Western Wall belongs only to Muslims and must be defended even to the death, Palestinians living in the West Bank were told during a filler piece between programs on official Palestinian Authority TV and in a news article in the official PA newspaper. “The Muslims have the absolute right to it and there is not even one rock there that dates back to the period of King Solomon, as the Jews claim.” Read Here

Islamic State announces ‘new phase’ of attacks mainly targeting Israel

By AFP & TOI Staff

The Islamic State group vowed to shift its focus from the remnants of its “caliphate” toward making Israel the main target of its attacks. “The eyes of the soldiers of the caliphate, wherever they are, are still on Jerusalem. That new focus “is fighting the Jews and reclaiming what they have stolen from the Muslims, and this cannot be reclaimed except through fighting. To Muslims in Palestine and across the world… be the warhead in fighting Jews…” Read Here

4. IN DEPTH: OTHER WORLD NEWS

Anti-Semitic graffiti painted on door of Italian Holocaust survivor’s home

By MARCY OSTER

Graffiti including a Star of David and the words “Juden Hier,” or Jews Here, were painted on the door of the son of an Italian Holocaust survivor in Italy. Lidia Beccaria Rolfi, a resistance fighter and survivor of the Ravensbrueck concentration camp, lived in the home in Mondovi, until her death in 1996. Her son, Aldo, currently lives in the home. The graffiti appeared after Aldo Rolfi published an article about anti-Semitism and remembering his mother. Read Here

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party elects leader with Jewish roots

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ 

Jobbik, a Hungarian far-right party that critics call institutionally anti-Semitic, has elected a man with Jewish roots, Peter Jakab, as its president. Jakab, a practicing Catholic, has been accused of anti-Semitism in Hungarian media after he blamed Jews for generating anti-Semitism for financial gain. Read Here

Macedonian minister receives anti-Semitic insults by ruling party activist

By HANNAH HEPNER 

Jewish and Macedonian Technical Minister for Labor and Social Affairs Rachela Mizrahi said that she faces a slew of anti-Semitic comments from supporters of the current ruling party, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia. Merisha Smailovic, SDSM party advisor, said on social media that Mizrahi should give interviews with a Star of David rather than her own party’s flag. The government’s media advisor, Zoran Bojarovski, liked Boshkova Micevska’s anti-Semitic comments online. Read Here

New anti-Semitism Scandal in Belgium as Daily Paper Publishes Article Accusing ‘Zionists’ of ‘Playing Holocaust Card’

By Ben Cohen

One of Belgian’s leading newspapers published an [anti-Semitic] piece. In the mass-circulation Flemish-language daily de Standaard, titled “How the Zionists ‘Discovered’ the Holocaust,” the article began with the observation that the millions of Jews exterminated by the Nazis cannot “protest if they are used to justify “a regime [Israel] that has imposed discrimination and apartheid in law.” The article asserted that “the Holocaust occupies such a central place in the propaganda of the Zionist state,” describing this as a calculated response by the State of Israel to international criticism following its victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. “From that moment on, the Israeli propaganda and the defenders of Zionism played the Holocaust card uninhibited.” Read Here

Australian anti-hate organization condemns sale of Adolf Hitler web domain

BY TOI STAFF

An Australian anti-racism organization harshly criticized two of the country’s technology firms after they put the internet domain name “AdolfHitler.com.ua” up for auction. The Anti-Defamation Commission blasted domain registrars Netfleet and Drop for selling off the name, worrying that it could be used to create a site promoting anti-Semitic or white supremacist beliefs. Read Here

Vandalism at shule in Australia 

By PETER KOHN

A Tasmanian rabbi was uplifted by the support he and the Launceston Synagogue community received from across northern Tasmania after the historic shule’s Star of David was defaced. Worshippers found the Magen David had been vandalised with a permanent black marker. Read Here

Polish MEP refuses to apologize over image of cattle in Nazi camp uniforms

By MATHILDE FROT

A Polish MEP who sparked a backlash after sharing an image depicting a herd of cows wearing the striped prison uniforms of Nazi camps has refused to apologize. Sylwia Spurek, 43, a former deputy ombudsman for human rights, shared the image entitled “When will we ever learn,” to raise awareness for animal rights. Read Here

Rothschild heir reportedly accuses Vienna of ‘perpetuating’ Nazi laws

By AFP and TOI STAFF

A member of the Austrian branch of the Rothschild family is suing the city of Vienna, accusing it of “perpetuating” Nazi laws by plundering the Jewish banking family’s foundation. Vienna “has acted as if the Nazi confiscation decrees were still in place,” according to the court filings by the lawyer of Geoffrey Hoguet, the great-grandson of Albert von Rothschild who had set up the foundation. Read Here

 

Young boys identified as the vandals of Jewish cemetery in Slovakia

By MARCY OSTER

Children caused the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in Slovakia, in which at least 20 headstones were damaged, not extremists as was originally suspected. The gravestones were pushed over, causing some to crack, in mid-December in the northern town of Rajec. Read Here

Swastikas spray-painted outside Jewish congregation in Wellington, New Zealand 

BY Georgina Campbell

The Race Relations Commissioner is calling on every New Zealander to reject the tactics and ideologies of hate groups after swastikas were spray-painted outside Temple Sinai in Wellington. The Jewish community is on guard after fluorescent yellow swastikas also appeared in several other inner-city locations. Read Here

Hamilton, New Zealand defaced with swastikas, white power slogans before Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Scott Palmer

Hamilton has been targeted with swastikas and white power slogans. The graffiti was found in Discovery Park by a local resident. A spokesperson for the Hamilton City Council said a graffiti removal team has been “deployed immediately” to remove the tagging. Read Here

Security Minister condemns anti-Semitic graffiti in Montego Bay, Jamaica 

BY Jamaica Observer

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, has condemned the recent actions of people placing graffiti with anti-Jew, anti-Semitic statements, in and around the city of Montego Bay. This action, the minister said, “exemplifies the fact that a few persons in the country, continue to betray the accepted morals and values of society. Jamaica is known for its inclusiveness and seeks to welcome cultural diversity as outlined in Bob Marley’s song ‘One Love’”. Read Here

Turku Synagogue vandalised on Holocaust Remembrance Day in Finland

By Helsinki Times

The synagogue of Turku has been subjected to anti-Semitic vandalism, with as-yet-unidentified culprits splattering the exterior of the building with red paint overnight. The attack follows an incident in Tampere the bay before, where neo-nazis assembled outside the city’s Central Railway Station and set fire to an Israeli flag, whilst denouncing the Holocaust as a myth. Read Here

French judges rebuke Macron for criticism over case of slain Jewish woman

By SOFIA BOUDERBALA and CLARE BYRNE

French President Emmanuel Macron drew a sharp rebuke from the country’s top magistrates for criticizing a court ruling on the killing of Sarah Halimi. Judge Chantal Arens of the Cour de Cassation and prosecutor Francois Molins noted that “the independence of the justice system, of which the president of the Republic is the guarantor, is an essential factor in the functioning of democracy.”  Read Here

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ON CAMPUS

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1. Swastikas found scrawled in stairwells at Emerson College dormitory 

By Jackson Cote

Four swastikas were found in a dormitory at Emerson College in Boston. The anti-Semitic graffiti, discovered scrawled in stairwells in the Piano Row building, was removed immediately.  Read Here

2. Anti-Semitic emails sent to nearly 400 University of Montana faculty, staff  

By MATT NEUMAN

The University of Montana is pushing back against anti-Semitic emails sent to faculty and staff. At least 380 UM email accounts received the email. The email was sent on the eve of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and included attached anti-Semitic flyers and prompts to print “a few hundred or thousand” to distribute around town. The flyers included a link to buy the book “Jews Selling Blacks,” which claims that Jewish people played an outsized role in the African slave trade. Read Here

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3. Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Syracuse University

By WHEC

More anti-Semitic graffiti was found at Syracuse University. The Department of Public Safety said a swastika was found on a table in Bird Library. That makes at least 21 racist, anti-Semitic and/or race bias incidents at the university since early November. Read Here

4. Anti-Semitic graffiti found in Marshall Square Mall at Syracuse University  

By Michael Sessa

Anti-Semitic graffiti depicting a swastika was found in Marshall Square Mall at Syracuse University. The graffiti was found in a men’s bathroom stall on the second floor of the mall. Read Here

5. US professors visit Israel for bridge-building college mission

By ELIANA RUDEE

In a move to foster academic exchange between Israeli and American universities, 28 professors from universities and colleges across the United States recently traveled to Israel for Jewish National Fund‒USA’s Faculty Fellowship Program. “We showed them the authentic Israel and future in its periphery—diverse aspects of Israeli society so they could be exposed to Israel’s complexities and realize that Israel is not a headline,” said JNF chairperson Vivian Grossman. Read Here

6. Investigation ongoing for hate graffiti found on Marshall’s campus

By Sarah Ingram  

Hate graffiti was discovered written in two different bathrooms on Marshall University’s campus. One of the bathroom stalls included the words “Kill the Jews” written across the toilet seat and “MAGA” on the wall of the same stall. Read Here 

7. UK Universities face funding cuts if they refuse to adopt IHRA anti-Semitism definition  

By Greg Barradale 

Universities face having their funding cut if they refuse to adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, a government minister has said. Robert Jenrick, the communities secretary, said he’d name schools and councils who weren’t adopting the definition. “I will shortly publish the list of those councils that have told my department that they will adopt the definition and those who have explicitly refused to do so. Read Here

8. Anti-Semitism has become a daily part of college life  

By IAN KATSNELSON  

When I entered college, I expected my greatest concerns to be rising tuition costs, stressful course loads, and, of course, how to consume enough caffeine to study for finals. But, it turns out, that for Jewish students, these concerns pale in comparison to the threats and occurrences of anti-Semitism that have become a daily part of college life. Modern anti-Semitism does not always resemble the discrimination faced by our ancestors; on college campuses, it is often masked as criticism of Israel and anti-Zionism. Read Here

9. University of Toronto Student Union Board of Directors votes to reaffirm support for BDS movement  

By Hannah Carty

After a chaotic Annual General Meeting that left many items on the agenda unaddressed due to a room-booking issue, the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) voted to reaffirm its support of the BDS movement at its January Board of Directors meeting. An amendment to strike the clause did not pass. The clause stated that the SCSU will “refrain from engaging with organizations or participating in events that further normalize Israeli apartheid.” Read Here

10. £500k Holocaust education project to target university campus anti-Semitism in UK  

By MATHILDE FROT   

A new Shoah education project targeting university campus anti-semitism is to receive £500,000 from the British government over three years. The project, expected to reach some 24,000 university students over three years, puts the onus on participants to pass on the lessons of the Holocaust to their classmates.  Read Here

11. Parents outraged that teacher accused of racist tweets still works in Kent School District in Washington State  

By Christin Ayers 

A teacher in the Kent School District was removed from Meridian Elementary School after being posting a string of racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic tweets. Months later, parents in the district were outraged to learn she was teaching at a different school in the district. “The tweets called for genocide against Hispanics, asking that we go back to the old days of the Nazis, with the Jews and putting them in acid showers.” Read Here

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ANALYSIS

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1. Anti-Semitism is on the rise, but why now?

By SIMA VAKNIN-GILL

One of the more interesting questions in the context of the current outbreak of antisemitism is…Why now? Some of the anti-Semitic narratives of today originated in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and even 80s. Instead of asking which factor was reintroduced or added to our lives that brought us this old-new scourge, perhaps we should ask ourselves – what has disappeared from the global system that has allowed the plague of darkness to break through? Read Here

As the years pass, and as we have fewer brave survivors to pass on their stories, it’s vital that we work even harder to ensure that younger generations learn the lessons from the darkest time in history. We must remain committed to defiance and unity in the face of those who would seek to divide us. We must stamp out anti-Semitism wherever it rears its ugly head. And we must be resolute in our mission to educate people about the Holocaust and to teach the next generation the vital lessons of the past. Read Here

3. Natan Sharansky to ‘Post’: ‘Anti-Semitism is not just a Jewish problem’

By STEVE LINDE  

If I were a European leader, I would spend day and night asking myself how come that Europe was so quick to get rid in such a cruel way of its Jews who played such an important role in creation and development of the modern liberal European society, and how is it possible that today, just one generation after Holocaust, more and more European Jews believe that neither they nor their children have a future in Europe?” Read Here

4. Holocaust survivors will soon be gone. Now it’s up to us to speak out against hate.

By Ronald S. Lauder

Within 25 years, it is likely that no survivors of the Holocaust will be alive. But with the number of living survivors rapidly dwindling, it is more imperative than ever that every person of conscience does their part to educate others on what can come if hatred and evil are left to fester unchecked. The atrocities of the Holocaust must not be forgotten, and the best way to ensure that is through organized, formal and ubiquitous Holocaust education. We must encourage leaders around the world to stand up to a horrifying new wave of hatred. To curb the rise in anti-Semitism and bigotry, we need action, not words. Read Here

5. Why EU should ban Hezbollah

By Richard Grenell, U.S. ambassador to Germany

Hezbollah works for the Iranian regime, not the Lebanese people, who have protested against Iran’s influence in their country since October. It contributes to the 400,000-plus death toll in Syria, and remains dedicated to the extermination of Israel. It has planned and executed terrorist attacks on European soil. An EU-wide designation of Hezbollah is necessary to deny it the vast European recruiting and fundraising networks it needs to survive. Read Here

6. Seventy-Five Years After Auschwitz, Anti-Semitism Is on the Rise

By Walter Reich

Anti-Semitism has returned, in part, because the general public’s knowledge about the Holocaust has diminished. For a time, that knowledge discredited anti-Semitism and those who indulged in it. But the passing of survivors, the denial and minimization of the Holocaust, and the hijacking of the word itself to advance numerous other causes all combined to diminish its memory. The horrifying knowledge of where anti-Semitism can lead has been lost in a miasma of forgetting, ignorance, denial, confusion, appropriation, and obfuscation. Read Here

7. We’re in this fight together, Jews and Muslims

By ENES KANTER, NBA player for the Boston Celtics

Standing up against anti-Semitism is the first line of defense for any society. We know that nations that embrace anti-Semitism as normal go down a troubling path in burying their democracy. The hatred that results in anti-Semitism is from the same source that fabricates Islamophobia and other types of ethnic and religious intolerance. It is ironic that those who believe their culture is superior feel insecure about welcoming other cultures. We should start accepting the fact that living with other cultures is not a threat to our own culture. It is, in fact, enriching. Read Here

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STUDIES AND STATISTICS

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1. Most American adults don’t know 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, survey finds

By BEN SALES 

Half of American adults are unaware of basic facts regarding Nazism and the Holocaust, including the number of Jews who were killed and how Nazis came to power. A new study by the Pew Research Center found that only 45% knew that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. About 12% each thought that the number was lower or higher, and 29% did not know the answer. Read Here

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2. Anti-Semitic hate crimes in LA increased by 60%

By JNS

Reported anti-Semitic hate crimes in Los Angeles increased by a little more than 60% between 2018 and 2019, according to data released by the Los Angeles Police Department. Of the reported 81 total hate crimes that targeted religious groups in 2019, 69 of them were anti-Jewish, compared to 43 of the 52 total in that category the previous year. Read Here

3. 1 in 5 Germans think the Holocaust gets too much attention, surveys find

By TOBY AXELROD

Two new surveys show that about one in five Germans – and more than half of right-wing populists – think the Holocaust gets too much attention. A full 56% of those who identified with the far-right, anti-immigrant party “Alternative for Germany,” agreed that Holocaust remembrance is given too much weight. Read Here

4. In France, Jews targeted in majority of racist incidents in 2019

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

Most of the racist hate crimes documented in France last year were anti-Semitic incidents directed at Jews — who make up less than 1% of the population. The French Interior Ministry published the data in a report that counted 687 anti-Semitic incidents last year from a total of 1,142 racist hate crimes. The 2019 figure constitutes an increase of nearly 27%. Read Here

5. Quarter of French millennials ignorant about Nazi horrors

By Jewish News Reporter

A quarter of French millennials either don’t know or aren’t sure what the Holocaust was and almost half don’t know about French collaborators, according to a new poll. The results were revealed by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Of all French adult respondents, 57% did not know that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, but among millennial and Generation Z respondents, that number jumped significantly to 69%. Read Here

6. Palestinian Authority Anti-Semitism: Jews must be fought for Allah on Behalf of All Humanity

By Itamar Marcus

The PA’s anti-Semitic teachings have fundamentally exacerbated what should have been a territorial conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, in which both sides would have to compromise. Instead, the PA’s anti-Semitic teachings have elevated the conflict into a “necessary” religious war for Palestinians, in which they are said to have a religious obligation to exterminate Jews for the sake of “all humanity.” Read Full Report Here

7. Number of anti-Semitic crimes in Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany has increased

By SWR

Anti-Semitic speech and actions are “a current and serious problem,” according to the anti-Semitism officer Dieter Burgard in Rhineland-Palatinate. At least 57 anti-Jewish crimes were reported in 2019. That was 25 more than in the previous year. Incitement (35 acts) and propaganda offenses (13 acts) are the main reason for the increase. Read Here

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1. The Battle You Never Hear About: How Intense Persecution is Driving Endangered Christians Out of Gaza

By Emily Jones

Christians have been living in the Holy Land since the time of Jesus, but Gazan Christians are a tiny minority in a big conflict. With less than 1,000 Christians left in Gaza, and intense persecution from the Hamas regime makes them one of the most vulnerable groups of Christians in the Middle East. Their lives are also endangered every time Israel is forced to defend itself against terrorists in the Gaza Strip through airstrikes. The Philos Project, which seeks to promote positive Christian engagement in the Middle East, is helping these Christians escape persecution and relocate to the West Bank. “The Gaza Exodus campaign is an initiative that we are running here at the Philos Project to help any Christian, Palestinian Christians, who want to leave.” Read Here

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Government & Policy Update

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

 
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1. At ‘historic gathering,’ Rivlin swears leaders into fight against Jew-hatred

By RAPHAEL AHREN

Welcoming a host of world leaders to his Jerusalem residence, President Reuven Rivlin stressed the need to fight anti-Semitism and racism, and warned against meddling with the memory of the Holocaust. Rivlin held a state dinner attended by 40 leaders from across the globe, who came to Israel to attend the World Holocaust Forum marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. “The role of political leaders is to shape the future.“This is a historic gathering, not only for Israel and the Jewish people, but for all humanity. The future lies in the choices we make as countries and nations. I hope and pray that from this room, the message will go out to every country on earth that the leaders of the world will stand united in the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and extremism, in defending democracy and democratic values. This is the call of our time. This is our challenge. This is our choice.” Read Here

2. Poland, Israel Condemn Resurgent anti-Semitism at Auschwitz Commemoration

By Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

The presidents of Israel and Poland called for greater efforts to combat anti-Semitism as the world marked 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Jewish prejudice. “Our duty is to fight anti-Semitism, racism and fascist nostalgia, those sick evils that… threaten to eat away at the foundations of our democracies,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at a venue near the former camp. Read Here

In proclamations and in visits to Poland and Israel, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and an array of lawmakers and government officials marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with pledges to combat rising anti-Semitism and protect Israel. Trump released a proclamation marking the liberation’s anniversary. “We remember the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust” Trump said. Read Here

4. Pence: In spirit of Holocaust remembrance, we must stand strong against Iran

By TOI STAFF

US Vice President Mike Pence called for the world to stand up to Iran, drawing a parallel between the Islamic Republic and Nazi Germany. “We must also stand strong against the leading state purveyor of anti-Semitism. The one government in the world that denies the Holocaust as a matter of state policy and calls to wipe Israel off the map,” Pence said. Read Here

5. On Remembrance Day, US House overwhelmingly passes Holocaust education bill

By ERIC CORTELLESSA

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation to allocate $10 million in federal funding over five years to further Holocaust education. Authored by NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, the Never Again Education Act would direct millions of dollars toward expanding the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s education program, supporting a website with curriculum materials for teachers, and hosting workshops in Holocaust education and awareness throughout the country. The bill passed by a vote of 393-5. The Act now heads to the Senate. If passed by the upper chamber, it will go to the president for his signature. Read Here

6. House lawmakers urge adoption of UN report’s recommendations on battling anti-Semitism

By JULIEGRACE BRUFKE

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is calling on the United Nations to implement recommendations to combat anti-Semitism that were laid out in a report by the organization last year. In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres led by Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Brian Mast (R-Fla.) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and signed by 104 House members, the lawmakers argued that the U.N. should implement the report’s call for the appointment of a senior-level point within the secretary general’s office that would be responsible for engaging with Jewish communities around the world. Read Here

7. Trump signs bill to help boost synagogues, other nonprofits against potential attacks

By JNS

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill that allocates $375 million over five years to synagogues and other houses of worship, as well as additional other nonprofits, to help protect themselves against terror attacks. The Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act will allocate $75 million annually under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). Trump called it an “incredible piece of legislation.” Read Here

8. US special envoy: Combat anti-Semitism by teaching Jewish heritage

By Arutz Sheva Staff

The United States views anti-Semitism as a “unique” kind of bigotry, Elan Carr, the Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism said, arguing that the “relentless” and persistent nature of anti-Semitism sets it apart from other forms of hatred. “It is not enough to fight anti-Semitism and to educate on anti-Semitism, if we want to get really serious in this fight, we have to educate in philo-Semitism. We’ve got to start talking about the beautiful contributions of the Jewish people to every society and every country the Jewish people have been in,” said Carr. Read Here

9. Idaho governor recognizes 125th anniversary of state’s Jewish community

By MARCY OSTER

Gov. Brad Little of Idaho recognized the 125th anniversary of the founding of his state’s Jewish community. “We recognize the resilience of the Jewish community in the face of great adversity, and we stand in solidarity with our Jewish neighbors in opposition to all forms of hate and anti-Semitism,” Little said. Read Here

10. Von der Leyen, Michel, Sassoli pledge to fight anti-Semitism in Europe

By Zoi Didili

The European Commission’s chief, Ursula von der Leyen, EU Council President Charles Michel and EP President David Sassoli, traveled to Israel to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. They pledged that the 28-country bloc will take all measures needed to confront racism and anti-Semitism in the continent. The EU Council President said: “Let’s not be the good men, and women, who do nothing. We have a duty to act as anti-Semitism rears its head again,” calling for action against anti-Semitism. Read Here

11. 639 out of 643 British MPs sign up to IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

By JC Reporter

A total of 639 of the 643 MPs who sit in the Commons have personally signed up to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism in what has been called “largest collective parliamentary support for any non-parliamentary document in modern times”. Those who have not signed are the seven Sinn Fein MPs who abstain from taking their seats and Labour MPs Graham Stringer, Tahir Ali, Andy McDonald, and Grahame Morris. Read Here

12. Prince Charles: ‘Hatred and intolerance still lurk, and seek new victims’

By TOI STAFF

Speaking to world leaders gathered at Yad Vashem, Britain’s Prince Charles warned of the “searingly relevant” lessons of the Holocaust while hatred and intolerance “still tell new lies, adopt new disguises, and still seek new victims.” In his address, Charles described the Holocaust as too vast an evil to really comprehend, but one that must nevertheless be remembered and defeated, “for that an evil cannot be described does not mean that it cannot be defeated.” Read Here

13. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Semitism has been re-formed and is on the front foot

By Andrew Percy and Catherine McKinnell

The All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitismin the UK House of Commons was re-formed. The group had become synonymous with its former chair Lord John Mann. “He set a high bar for action against anti-Semitism and it is one as the new co-chairs of the group that we are planning to meet, if not exceed.” Read Here

14. At Yad Vashem, German president says Germans haven’t learned lesson of Holocaust

By RAPHAEL AHREN

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that his nation had not fully learned the lessons of the Holocaust, as Jew-hatred was still growing. “I wish I could say that we Germans have learned from history once and for all. But I cannot say that when hatred is spreading. Germany’s responsibility does not expire. We want to live up to our responsibility. By this, you should measure us. Steinmeier expressed concern over continued anti-Semitism, noting a pattern of attacks on Jews in Germany, highlighting a shooting on a synagogue in the city of Halle. Read Here

15. German Foreign Minister Proposes Action Plan to Fight Anti-Semitism, Prevent Jews From Fleeing Germany

By Benjamin Kerstein 

The plan calls for creating a network of “commissioners” appointed by the member states to combat anti-Semitism and secure Jewish sites, fighting online hate speech by legal means, making Holocaust denial a crime and forming a global task force to fight it, and increasing Holocaust education in EU member states. Read Here

16. Germany plans year-long Jewish culture celebration amid ‘explosion of anti-Semitism’

By Jill Petzinger

Germany will launch a year-long campaign celebrating and explaining Jewish life and culture in 2021, in the face of what the Central Committee of Jews in Germany described as an “explosion of anti-Semitism” in the country. “Beyond the memory of the Shoah [Holocaust], we want to show how Jewish life has shaped our country in countless ways,” said Abraham Lehrer, deputy leader of the Central Committee of Jews in Germany. Read Here

17. Macron tells Rivlin ‘anti-Semitism not different from anti-Zionism’

By TOI STAFF

French President Emmanuel Macron condemned anti-Zionism as no different from anti-Semitism, as he met with Israeli leaders while in Jerusalem to attend the World Holocaust Forum. At the President’s Residence, Macron told President Reuven Rivlin that France would be “committed and active” in combating anti-Semitism under his watch. Read Here

18. Australian governor-general: ‘Never again’ is more than just history

By GREER FAY CASHMAN  

“Never again” is not just a statement of history but a current statement in a world where anti-Semitism is on the rise, Australian Governor-General David Hurley told some of his fellow countrymen who now live in Israel. Speaking at a reception at the King David Hotel hosted by Australian Ambassador to Israel Chris Cannan, Hurley said that he would not want to see a repeat of the atrocities of the Holocaust, not only as far as Jews are concerned, but to people anywhere in the world. Read Here

19. Belgian police to open hotline for reporting anti-Semitic, racist incidents

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

Belgian police will open an online hotline for reporting anti-Semitic and racist incidents, and some Jews hope it will replace the country’s discredited anti-discrimination agency. Read Here

20. Anti-Semitism and Holocaust education in Morocco

By B. CHERNITSKY

Speaking at international conferences and forums dealing with the Holocaust and intercultural dialogue, Moroccan regime officials, headed by King Mohammed VI, have frequently raised the need to condemn anti-Semitism, to instill values of tolerance and religious coexistence in Moroccan society and to learn the lessons of the Holocaust. In January 2020, the king visited the newly opened House of Jewish Moroccan Heritage in the city of Essaouira. The House of Jewish Moroccan Heritage, launched by royal adviser Andre Azoulay in partnership with Morocco’s Culture Ministry, is dedicated to the historic coexistence of the Jewish and Muslim communities in the city. Read Here

21. Emirati, Bahraini FMs speak out against racism ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day

By TOI Staff

The Emirati and Bahraini foreign ministers issued separate tweets taking a stand against racism and hatred in recognition of International Holocaust Memorial Day. “While we remember Holocaust Memorial Day, we stand on the side of humanity against racism, hatred, and extremism,” Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan wrote on Twitter. Read Here

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HUMANITY

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An Orthodox-run soup kitchen brought together a diverse group of local leaders to stock shelves for charity on MLK Day. The event, run by Masbia, a soup kitchen network based in Brooklyn, was an act of solidarity following a rash of attacks on Jews in NY. Read Here

2. Krav Maga a way to confront anti-Semitism

By Eliana Rudee

Even-Esh, who served in an elite unit in the Israeli Defense Forces where he learned Krav Maga and later served as a captain in the US Marine Corps, has made it his mission to “instill strength and confidence” in Jewish communities throughout the US. Even-Esh focuses particularly on observant communities because their members are visibly Jewish; and, this community tends to be less equipped for self-defense, despite being over-represented as the target of anti-Semitic attacks. His active shooter and stabber seminars teach people of all sizes and strengths to defend themselves. Read Here

3. This must never happen again, says Saudi cleric as Muslim group tours Auschwitz

By YAAKOV SCHWARTZ

The head of the Muslim World League, Mohammed al-Issa, along with an entourage of prominent Muslim religious leaders, joined counterparts from the American Jewish Committee on a landmark interfaith tour of the former Nazi extermination camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The world had to ensure that “these kinds of horrible crimes” will never “happen again,” Issa said at the end of the visit. Organizers said it was “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation” to visit the site of a Nazi death camp. Read Here 

4. Russian astronauts remember the Holocaust from International Space Station

By ACHARY KEYSER  

Russian Roscosmos astronauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexsandr Skvortsov took time out from their important work on the International Space Station to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The two cosmonauts each posed for a zero gravity photo holding up the sign “We Remember” transcribed in both English and Russian, demonstrating solidarity against all forms of racism, xenophobia and hate. Read Here

5.Top footballers to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with anti-racism video

By Harriet Sherwood

Leading football players and managers have taken part in a video to be shown at fourth-round FA Cup matches urging people to stand up against hatred and discrimination. Close-ups of their faces are cut with images from the Holocaust as they deliver an uncompromising message directed at football fans and others who fail to call out racism and discrimination. Read Here

6. Duchess of Cambridge: Why these pictures are so important to me

By Duchess of Cambridge

After taking “deeply personal” portraits of survivors and their loved ones for Holocaust Memorial Day, the future Queen says their stories will stay with her forever. “Despite unbelievable trauma at the start of their lives, Yvonne Bernstein and Steven Frank are two of the most life-affirming people that I have had the privilege to meet.They look back on their experiences with sadness but also with gratitude that they were some of the lucky few to make it through. I wanted to make the portraits deeply personal to Yvonne and Steven – a celebration of family and the life that they have built since they both arrived in Britain in the 1940s.” Read Here

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“Combat anti-Semitism (CAS) is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of interfaith individuals and organizations united to combat anti-Semitism. CAS exposes anti-Semitic activity from across the ideological spectrum and highlights those working to fight against its resurgence. One of the most pernicious forms of modern anti-Semitism is the effort to deny and delegitimize the Jewish people’s right to self-determination and their profound historic, religious and cultural connection to their ancestral homeland, Israel. Humanity flourishes when religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity is respected, and we hope to encourage understanding and set an example through our work. Anti-Semitism is the oldest form of bigotry and by working to eliminate it, we hope tragedies like the holocaust or any incidents of hate inspired speech or violence perpetrated against the Jewish people, Israel, or any discriminated group are reduced significantly.”