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NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2019

Please read and share this weekly newsletter to help expose those who engage in anti-Semitism, highlight those working to defeat it and to gain important insights. Jews are again under attack around the world and we must each do our part so that together we can defeat anti-Semitism and improve humanity.

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This Week’s Content



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CAS is pleased to announce that TM Garret has signed the Combat Anti-Semitism pledge! TM is a German-American author, filmmaker and former white supremacist turned human rights activist and founder of a non-profit organization which engages in anti-racism and anti-violence campaigns.

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United States

(18 articles)

1. Playground at Queens, NY beach club targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti

By Marcy Oster

A playground at a private beach club in Queens was targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti including “Heil Hitler,” swastikas, and the words “gas chamber” painted on a door. Read Here

2. Anti-Semitic flyers found in Novato, CA

By Dan Pine

Flyers claiming that Jews masterminded the 9/11 attacks, discovered in Novato,CA, have been linked to a man who posted the same flyers in August in Santa Rosa, CA. Read Here

3. Swastikas, ‘n-word’ spray painted on Arlington, TX businesses

By Fox4news.com Staff

A vandal painted a swastika and the “n-word” on businesses and signs in Arlington, TX. Read Here

4. US faith leaders, authorities tackling how to keep houses of worship safe

By Holly Ramer

New Hampshire’s faith leaders are working with law enforcement to keep their congregations safe but need more resources as they try to strike a delicate balance between openness and security. Read Here

5. Orthodox man attacked with huge rock in Brooklyn in apparent hate crime

By JTA

Rabbi Avraham Gopin was hit in the head by a stone brick thrown at him while walking in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was hospitalized with “a broken nose, missing teeth, stitches on his head and lacerations on his body.” Read Here

6. For second time in days, Jewish man assaulted in Brooklyn

By Cnaan Liphshiz

For the second time in less than a week, a Jewish man has been attacked with a stone in Brooklyn. A group of men threw a rock at an Orthodox Jewish delivery driver, as he sat in his truck, smashing the driver’s side window, striking his eye and cutting his face. Read Here

7. Jewish Brooklyn man beaten with own belt in suspected anti-Semitic attack

By TOI Staff

An Orthodox Jewish man was assaulted in Brooklyn, in the third suspected anti-Semitic attack in the NYC borough in less than a week. The attack occurred outside a synagogue. One of the men shoved the victim to the ground, took the victim’s belt and hit him in the face with it repeatedly. Read Here

8. After Latest Violent Incident Targeting Community, Crown Heights Jewish Leaders Confident in Authorities, but Concerned About ‘Disturbing Trend’

By Benjamin Kerstein

Crown Heights Jewish community leaders expressed confidence in authorities but deep concern about growing anti-Semitic violence directed against Orthodox Jews. “Something’s wrong with society…I don’t know what the right way forward is, but definitely what we’re doing is not working.” Read Here

9. As Orthodox Jewish community in Lakewood grows, tensions spill into neighboring towns

By Faygie Holt

As the Orthodox Jewish population of Lakewood has continued to multiply, tensions have been growing with their neighbors. Residents of nearby towns point to concerns about Lakewood’s overdevelopment and Jewish control of school boards. Read Here

10. As US-Iran tensions escalate, American Jews are warned they could be targeted

By Ron Kampeas

When Iran threatened a Washington think tank with sanctions and other unspecified measures, it raised red flags. Government officials are warning Jewish communities across the country to be on the lookout for threats that could originate with Iran or its proxies, including Hezbollah. Read Here

11. Florida man jailed for threatening to behead Bernie Sanders

By JTA

Robert Pratersch of Kissimmee, Florida who left threatening voicemails at the office of Senator Bernie Sanders was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. The three messages included anti-Semitic invectives and a threat to behead the Democratic presidential candidate “ISIS-style”. Read Here

12. IfNotNow activist hurls dual-loyalty charge at Democratic Jewish congressman

By JNS

An activist with the anti-Israel group IfNotNow accused Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) of dual loyalty during a town hall last week with constituents. Read Here

13. NY county’s Republican ad warns of a Hasidic ‘takeover’

By Marcy Oster

A Facebook campaign ad from a New York’s Rockland County Republican Party has been slammed as anti-Semitic and “deeply disturbing.” Titled “A storm is brewing in Rockland,” the video takes aim at the growing Hasidic Jewish community in the county, featuring menacing music and a warning that “they will change our way of life.” Read Here

14. NJ man sues Costco after cashier makes anti-Semitic remarks about him and son

By Marcy Oster

A New Jersey man has accused a Costco cashier of directing anti-Semitic remarks and questions at him and his son while he was checking out. Read Here

15. Man with links to neo-Nazi group charged with threatening to kill Jewish man and infant in L.A.

By James Queally

Cameron Brunson Blake, whose social media accounts had links to a neo-Nazis, is facing hate crime charges after he yelled anti-Semitic slurs at a Jewish man and his infant and threatened to kill them. Read Here

16. Twitter founder’s account hacked, spews anti-Semitic and racist tweets

By Barbara Ortutay

Hackers gained control of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account, sending racist tweets to his followers, including messages such as “Hitler is innocent.” Read Here

17.Jewish Groups Criticize Fresno Event for Featuring Speaker with ‘Anti-Semitic’ History

By Aaron Bandler

Jewish groups are criticizing an event at Clovis Community College featuring Alison Weir, who uses “anti-Semitic tropes” including claims that Israel harvests Palestinians organs, and features in white supremacist media. Read Here

18. President of NAACP chapter blames ‘Jewish media’ for portraying him as anti-Semitic

By John Gage

Jeffrey Dye, the president of the Passaic’s chapter of the NAACP, blamed the “Jewish media” for getting him fired from his job at the New Jersey Labor Department. Dye was later removed a president of the Passaic NAACP and his membership in the organization has been suspended. Read Here

Israel and the Rest of the World

(4 pieces)

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

UK’S JEWISH LABOUR MOVEMENT EXPOSES ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

By Ilanit Chernick

Britain’s Jewish Labour Movement has been subjected to continuous anti-Semitic attacks on social media. One user posted emojis of a big nose and Star of David: “Oy vey, you dirty kikes… you poor oppressed yids. Yell anti-Semitism three times and all your scatological problems will go away.” Read Here

Man launches into anti-Semitic rant at couple in traditional Hasidic clothing on tram

By Charlotte Dobson

Video footage emerged of a Jewish couple being harassed about Gaza on a tram in Manchester. The anti-Semitic rant emerged on social media after being filmed by another passenger on the Metrolink at the time. Read Here

Jeremy Corbyn hits back at Cumbrian peer over anti-Semitism claim

By Jacob Colley

Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “very sorry” that Cumbrian peer Lord Liddle “lowered himself” by backing an advert which claimed his legacy was a party which welcomed everybody – “except Jews.” Read Here

OFCOM ORDERS STARZ TELEVISION CHANNEL TO APOLOGISE FOR BROADCASTING “HIGHLY OFFENSIVE AND ANTI-SEMITIC” CARICATURE

By CAA

The British broadcasting regulator, the Office of Communications (Ofcom), has published a sanction decision against Starz TV channel for broadcasting an anti-Semitic caricature. Ofcom concluded that this is a serious breach of the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising. Read Here

‘Anti-Semitism campaigner David Collier ‘harassed’ by pro-Palestinian activists who photographed him with son

By JC Reporter

A prominent investigator into anti-Semitism said pro-Palestinian activists in Brighton “harassed” him while he was with his family. Members of Brighton Palestine Solidarity Campaign spotted him and took photographs of him and posted them to Twitter. Read Here

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

Far-right Alternative for Germany party makes large gains in two state elections

By TOBY AXELROD

The head of Germany’s Jewish community is urging democratic parties to distance themselves from the right-populist Alternative for Germany Party, which made large gains in two state elections. Some AfD politicians have suggested that Germany is too obsessed with the Holocaust. Read Here

AfD candidate admits to joining neo-Nazi rally in Greece

By DW

Leading far-right figure Andreas Kalbitz admitted to participating in rally organized in Greece by a neo-Nazi party. Der Spiegel published a leaked report by the German embassy in Athens naming him as one of “14 neo-Nazis” who arrived from Germany for the far-right rally. Read Here

Germany Makes Citizenship Easier for Descendants of Refugees from Nazis

By Reuters

Germany will make it easier for people, mainly Jews, who fled the Nazis as well as their descendants to have their citizenship restored. The move follows a campaign by descendants of refugees from Germany who are angry that their applications for citizenship have been rejected. Read Here

GERMANY INVESTIGATES TERROR IN PRO-HEZBOLLAH CENTER

By Benjamin Weinthal

Germany is investigating possible terrorist activities within a pro-Hezbollah center after a member recited a poem in the city of Münster, declaring: “We belong to the party of [Khomeini]. We have been accused of being terrorists – we are proud of terrorism.” Read Here

Opinion: Germany is no place for Jews

By Zeev Avrahami

In their desire to free themselves from inherited guilt over the Holocaust, Germans have adopted a vicious anti-Israel stance that Israelis in the country must adopt if they want to fit in Read Here

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

Hezbollah fires rockets at IDF base in northern Israel; no injuries reported

By JNS

Hezbollah fired anti-tank missiles towards an army base on Israel’s northern border, destroying an IDF vehicle. Despite Hezbollah claims that the attack had “killed and injured” the vehicle’s occupants, the IDF reported that there had been nobody was inside the vehicle when it was hit. Read Here

Egypt Criticizes Local Judoka Who Refused to Shake Hands With Israeli Opponent

By Itamar Katzir

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry criticized Egyptian judoka, Mohamed Abdelaal, for refusing to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent, who defeated him in the semifinals of the World Judo Championships. The Foreign Ministry’s statement said that “sports needs to be kept separate from politics.” Read Here

Israel says Iran forced its judoka to throw semifinal to avoid facing Sagi Muki

By Toi Staff

Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei was coerced into throwing his semifinal battle against Belgium at the World Judo Championship in order to avoid facing Israel’s Sagi Muki in the final. In the past Iran has forbidden its athletes to compete against Israelis. Read Here

Turkey: “Death to Jews” at Summer Camp

By Uzay Bulut

Turkey’s Jewish community is reeling from a viral video showing a summer camp at which children are being led in an anti-Semitic cheer by a woman counselor. In the 39-second clip, when the girl says, “The Jews,” the women and children reply, “Death!” Read Here

MOROCCAN AUTHORITIES DEMOLISH HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL NEAR MARRAKESH

By Ilanit Chernick

Moroccan Authorities demolished a Holocaust memorial that was being built by a German NGO southeast of Marrakesh. Read Here

4. In Depth: Other World News

“Winnipeg family feels targeted by swastika graffiti on SUV

By Rachel Bergen

A family in Winnipeg is feeling targeted after waking up to find a swastika spray-painted on the side of their SUV. “It’s very disheartening for our household…it feels very violent, especially with everything that’s been going on in the city lately with neo-Nazi groups and all the hate crimes.” Read Here

Liberals dump Quebec candidate after B’nai Brith, Conservatives allege anti-Semitic comments

By Peter Zimonjic

The Liberals have dumped a candidate in Quebec after B’nai Brith accused Hassan Guillet of making anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements. B’nai Brith said Guillett praised a Hamas-aligned activist, Raed Salah, and had a history of making anti-Semitic comments on social media. Read Here

5 men tell Hungarian cantor and his wife they ‘belong in the gas chamber’

By Marcy Oster

Five young men in Hungary told a Jewish cantor on the street that he and his wife are “filthy Jews” who “belong in the gas chamber.” “They also shouted the Nazi salute “Sieg Heil.” Read Here

“Opinion: Experiencing Anti-Semitism Firsthand in Scandinavia

By Eric Rimon

Though I was aware that anti-Semitism was an issue in Europe, I was not sure what to expect when I decided to move. Yet what I found while living in Sweden and Finland is that anti-Semitism has so pervaded these countries that they have become unlivable for Jews. Read Here

ITALIAN POLITICIAN LISTS ‘ANTI-SEMITIC’ AS HIS RELIGIOUS VIEWS ON FACEBOOK

By Rossella Tercatin

Stefano Altinier, a member of the city council of Gorizia, Italy listed “anti-Semitic” as his religious views on Facebook. Altinier deleted the entry after being alerted that someone had spotted his profile and said it was joke Read Here

On Campus

(2 articles)

1. Neo-Nazi Forum Posts Photos of Yeshiva University Students and Staff

By Commentator Staff

Photos featuring hundreds of YU students and faculty were published on the Vanguard News Network, a white supremacist platform. YU Campus Security called the content “appalling and offensive” but found “no direct threat to the individuals or to Yeshiva University.” Read Here

2. Tolerating BDS as ‘Differing Views’ Flips Academic Freedom on Its Head

By Karen Berman

Academics know too well that student groups like SJP regularly discriminate against Jewish students on campus — their approach is not encompassed under the umbrella of “differing views” that we can tolerate…allowing BDS does not promote academic freedom in the slightest — quite the opposite. Read Here

Analysis

(5 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. Sweden: Whitewashing Its Anti-Semitism?

By Nima Gholam Ali Pour

Malmö, the third-largest city in Sweden, has become known for its vibrant anti-Semitism. It should thus not be surprising that many Jews there do not feel safe. Making anti-Semitism even more problematic, it is not clear if the ruling Social Democrats have the political or moral will to counter it. Read here

2.  The Rise of Anti-Semitism, and What to Do About It

By Gil Troy

The anti-Semitism of social justice “warriors” skulks behind self-righteous rhetoric about “intersectionality” and “white privilege,” it obsessively targets the Jewish state, forcing progressive Jews who wished to be known for their liberalism to become modern-day Marranos, hiding their Zionism. Anti-Semitism is not only the “longest hatred” but the most plastic hatred: adaptable, flexible, artificial, durable and mass produced. Read Here

3.  Good Money after Bad: Why is Australia continuing to pour money into the UN’s refugee efforts in Palestine?

By Ahron Shapiro

Australia, one of UNRWA’s largest donors, should join its European counterparts in suspending contributions. The latest corruption scandal is only one of UNRWA’s problems, including publishing textbooks riddled with anti-Semitism and employees posting incitement on their social media. Read Here

4. Emancipation, Empathy, Anti-Semitism, and America

By Ben Cohen

The challenge posed by anti-Semitism hasn’t changed since the emergence of the modernist form of Jew-hatred 150 years ago. Is anti-Semitism something we can eradicate, or is it more prudent to seek its containment? The struggles against anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic are boosting the general perception that Jews are a separate community with distinct, and sometimes competing, interests. Read Here

5. New York Times Issues a Bizarre BDS-Related Correction

By Ira Stoll

The New York Times issued a bizarre correction to an article about the BDS movement: “An article…referred incompletely to BDS. It is an organization that promotes strong advocacy for Palestinian interests and hostility to the policies of the Israeli government.” If the original article refers BDS “incompletely,” so, too, does this correction. The correction is a benign description of BDS, which opposes Israel’s existence. Read Here

Studies and Statistics

(2 pieces)

1. Gallup: American Jews, Politics and Israel

By Frank Newport

• Jews in the U.S. are highly likely to both identify as Democrats and to express views that are highly loyal to Israel. • Of the states likely to be swing states, only Florida and Pennsylvania are states where the Jewish vote may impact the outcome. • American Jews are aware of Trump’s actions, and the data clearly show that Jews have strongly positive views of Israel. • Nevertheless, Trump’s actions in support of Israel have done little to shift Jews’ political allegiance. • 95% of Jews have favorable views of Israel, significantly more pro-Israel than the overall national averages of 71%. • 42% of Jews say Trump favors Israel too much — far more than is the case for Christians, with most of the rest of Jews saying Trump is striking the right balance rather than favoring the Palestinians too much. Read Here

2. The 2019–20 Palestinian School Curriculum

By IMPACT-SE

This updated report on the new Palestinian school curriculum for 2019–20 shows a systematic insertion of violence, martyrdom and jihad across all grades and subjects. The possibility of peace with Israel is rejected, the legitimacy of any historical or current Jewish presence is entirely absent. Jewish history and heritage are repeatedly portrayed as forgeries; Jewish holy places are represented as Muslim areas usurped by Zionists. Jews are referred to as colonialist occupiers and are vilified to a greater extent than in previous curricula. Anti-Semitism is more prevalent. For examples of hateful and anti-Semitic content, read the full report here: Read Here

To View CAS’s video interview with IMPACT-SE’s CEO about this important issue click here. Watch video

Featured Partner

Combat Anti-Semitism is proud to be a partner of the American Sephardi Federation, an organization that unites and represent the various Greater Sephardi communities, Learn more about their important work below.

1.Morocco Conference Reveals Thorny Debate On Holocaust

By Lev Gringauz

Knocking down the notion that history is one-dimensional, academics and artists presented their work on Moroccan Jewry at the “Uncommon Commonalities: Jews and Muslims of Morocco” conference, organized by the American Sephardi Federation. “What we push for is to reject the myths, reject narratives. And focus on the complexity of the history.” Read Here

The American Sephardi Federation proudly preserves and promotes the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities as an integral part of the Jewish experience. ASF hosts high-profile events and exhibitions, produces widely-read online and print publications, supports research, scholarship, and the National Sephardic Library & Archives, and represents the Sephardi voice in diplomatic and Jewish communal affairs as a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Learn more about the American Sephardi Federation here.

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.

(13 pieces)

1. Pompeo: Israel can rely on diplomatic, legal, military support in any war with Iran

By JNS

Secretary of State Pompeo said that Israel can rely on diplomatic, legal and military assistance in the event of a war with Iran and that the administration has been “incredibly supportive each time Israel has been forced to take actions to defend itself. Read Here

2. Pompeo: America is forcing Iranian regime to ‘behave like a normal country’

By Jackson Richman

We’re no longer going to permit Iran to engage in commerce that gives them resources to underwrite Hezbollah, and other Shi’ite militias, and have forced them to make hard decisions about how to allocate their resources. That’s a game-changer and has been incredibly effective. Read Here

3. Pompeo: ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on US passports is ‘actively being looked at’

By Jackson Richman

Secretary of State Pompeo said the administration is considering allowing U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to list “Jerusalem, Israel” on their U.S. passports. “We’re constantly evaluating the way we handle what can be listed on passports. It’s something that’s actively being looked at.” Read Here

4. Parents of KIA soldier meet White House officials

By Arutz Sheva Staff

US Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr released a statement after meeting with Lt. Hadar Goldin’s parents: “5 years ago, Hamas violated a UN-brokered ceasefire by killing 3 IDF soldiers. For the past half-decade, Hamas has continued its heinous act by refusing to release the body of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin. Preventing parents from giving their son a Jewish burial is anti-Semitism, pure and simple, and a moral outrage. Read Here

5. JCPA CRCast: The U.S. Role in Combating Global Anti-Semitism

By Jewish Council for Public Affairs

The State Department plays a critical role in combating global Anti-Semitism through its office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. Elan Carr has already made a significant impact and gives on update on his work advising the Secretary of State and directing policies aimed at countering Anti-Semitism. Watch Below:

6. ‘I will stand up to threat of anti-Semitism’, says new UK Home Secretary Priti Patel

By Mathilde Frot

New British Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to stand up to Jew-hate after meeting with senior representatives of the British Jewish community. The delegation discussed countering anti-Semitism and protecting Jewish interests within the context of Brexit. Read Here

7. In First, UN Anti-Racism Committee Slams Palestinians Over Anti-Semitic School Textbooks

By Algemeiner Staff

The UN’s anti-racism committee issued an unprecedented criticism of the Palestinians, calling on the Palestinian Authority to rein in anti-Semitic statements as well as anti-Semitic material contained in Palestinian school textbooks. Read Here

8. Honduras recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

By TOI Staff

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez traveled to Israel to inaugurate a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem, recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital. “For me it’s the recognition that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” Hernandez said. Read Here

9. Nauru recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

By TOI Staff

The Republic of Nauru, a Pacific island country, has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Read Here

10. Kentucky Gov. Signs Anti-BDS Bill

By Aaron Bandler

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill cracking down on the BDS movement. The law will prevent state contractors from conducting business with companies that boycott Kentucky’s trade partners, which includes Israel. Read Here

11. Gottheimer calls on Dye to resign NAACP post

By David Wildstein

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) says that Jeffrey Dye needs to step down from his post as president of the Passaic NAACP after making a series of anti-Semitic and anti-Latino statements on social media. Read Here

12. US Treasury blacklists Lebanese bank allegedly funding Hezbollah

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

The US sanctioned the Lebanon-based Jammal trust bank and its subsidiaries for working for Hezbollah. The Treasury Department said that “the bank funnels money to the families of suicide bombers.” Read Here

13. ‘Don’t Ignore Anti-Semitic Hatred of Israel,’ Urges German Jewish Leader, as Survey Reveals Growing Demonization of Jewish State as ‘Nazi-Like’

By Ben Cohen

Sigmount Königsberg, Berlin’s anti-Semitism commissioner called for a “paradigm shift in the fight against anti-Semitism” in the wake of a poll showing a large minority of citizens believed that Israeli policies toward the Palestinians were as deadly as mass murder of Jews by the Nazis. Read Here

Humanity

(6 articles)

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

1. I embrace my Israeli Arab identity

By Ali Adi

The Israeli army is more humane and considerate than the Arab armies, [and this] fills me with pride. Valuing human life, liberty, dignity, are values that I want to see expressed in my name, from Israel to the rest of the Middle East. We have an opportunity to build shared values with the Jews. Read Here

2. Poway rabbi who lost finger in synagogue shooting gets lifelike prosthetic

By JTA

Rabbi Goldstein who lost his finger in the attack on the Chabad of Poway has received a lifelike prosthetic finger meant to help his hand function properly. Sam Heifetz, a third-generation prosthetist, created the High Definition Silicone Restoration or lifelike prosthesis for Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. Read Here

3. Despite Threat of Attack, Israelis Celebrate in Northern Border City

By JNS

In an act of camaraderie, defiance and patriotism, residents in the Israeli northern border city of Kiryat Shmona took to the streets for 70th anniversary celebrations, despite escalating tensions with Hezbollah. Mayor Avichai Stern said I think there’s a bit of a confusion, Nasrallah is the one who should be scared…this area is always on the verge of blowing up, but if we let that affect us we wouldn’t be able to celebrate anything.” Read Here

4. Why Poles and Jews should stand together to mark the start of World War II

By Maciej Golubiewski and Shmuley Boteach

Poles and Jews must be united in bearing witness to the atrocities Hitler inflicted on the Polish nation in general, and on Polish Jews in particular, who bore the brunt of the largest genocide in human history. It behooves us to jointly commit to historical memory and work together to remember victims, oppose every form of dictatorial oppression, condemn genocide wherever it rises and join together to fight growing anti-Semitism across the globe. Read Here

5. What Happens When a Muslim Women Enters a Jewish Town?

By Boomerang

Take a journey with Israeli-Arab Sara Zoabi as she encounters differing treatment of Jews and Arabs in residents of different communities in Israel & the West Bank.

6. Passengers on tram praised for challenging man’s anti-Semitic tirade

By Jewish News Reporter

The Community Security Trust has thanked passengers on a Manchester tram who challenged a man haranguing an Orthodox couple about Israeli action in Gaza. The man appeared inebriated and was strongly challenged by three other passengers for his decision to question the Orthodox couple. 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. It’s Time to March! Stand with NYC Jews!

By WoMen Fight Anti-Semitism

If you’re in the greater New York City area, please consider joining WoMen Fight Anti-Semitism for their march on City Hall to demand action against the spate of violent attacks against Brooklyn’s Jews. Details of the march by our partner WoMen Fight Anti-Semitism are below. Enter Here.

“It’s Time to March! Stand with NYC Jews!

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The March is planned for 9/22 –12 NOON NYC Mayor’s Office City Hall, New York City

“We will engage the Media, the Mayor, the Governor, the Brooklyn DA and Senator Schumer until real action is taken in #NewYork”

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2. 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:

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

Enter Online at combatantisemitism.org/contest.

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