With manifestations of antisemitism proliferating on the streets of cities around the world following the slaughter perpetrated by Hamas in southern Israel on Oct. 7, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is calling on municipal leaders to stand with the Jewish people at this hour of dire need by joining the 2023 North American Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism on Nov. 15-16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
This summit is being chaired by the Honorable Dean Trantalis, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, and is being organized in cooperation with CAM.
“The genocidal antisemitic assault of October 7 by Hamas on Israel was the most disastrous day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust,” CAM CEO Sacha Roytman Dratwa stated on Friday. “Beyond the unfathomable horrors of the massacre itself, the situation in the Middle East has fueled an explosion of acts of antisemitic violence, hatred, and discrimination across North American and beyond.”
“In the current climate, Jewish communities throughout North America are living in a state of perpetual fear and heightened alert,” he noted. “The elevated threat levels require a concerted response from government officials at the national, regional, and local levels.”
“Municipal leaders have both a vital duty and unique ability to combat this surge in antisemitism,” Roytman Dratwa said. “This is a pivotal moment in history, demanding city-focused approaches to building and harnessing the tools and infrastructure needed to confront and eradicate antisemitism.”
The Fort Lauderdale summit will serve as a timely platform for mayors and other municipal officials from across North America to show their solidarity with their Jewish communities and share insights, exchange best practices, and collaborate in the collective effort to secure and nurture Jewish life and foster a more inclusive and tolerant society.
For more information about how you can participate in the summit, please contact CAM Chief of Staff Arthur Maserjian at: email@example.com