CAM Coalition Partners Spotlight: Building Alliances to Defeat Bigotry
From fostering Christian-Jewish relations to Black-Jewish synergy, the CAM coalition is changing how groups across the world collaborate with Jewish communities. This week, partner organizations successfully fought to reverse Ben & Jerry’s antisemitic boycott of Israel, called for reform at the beleaguered City University of New York, and stood firm against British media antisemitic fallacies.
Here is a snapshot of how CAM’s global partners made a difference this week:
The Philos Project: Fostering interfaith ties with Jews through education programs and immersive travel experiences, the Philos Project imbues young Christian leaders with a deeper understanding of the Near Eastern roots of their faith. Thank you to Robert Nicholson and his growing team for partnering with CAM and standing with the Jewish people!
Watch and learn about this incredible coalition partner here.
Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI): The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative seeks to foster Black-Jewish synergy with a new approach to Israel advocacy. IBSI is seeking applicants for its new program that aims to teach young, influential Africans and Black Americans the history and importance of the Israel-Africa and Black-Jewish relations and train them to become effective advocates for Black-Jewish solidarity.
Learn more and apply here.
B’nai B’rith International: “Victory for Israel, defeat for the antisemitic BDS movement” was declared after Unilever reversed Ben and Jerry’s decision to boycott the Jewish state. In a letter sent to B’nai B’rith, Unilever CEO Alan Jope expressed the importance of “making a positive contribution to Israel’s economy and society.” We are pleased to see Unilever reverse last year’s decision to end its business operations in Israel. This is a win for all the organizations and individuals who stood up against the BDS bigotry. Read Unilever CEO’s letter below.
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S.A.F.E. CUNY: After it was already once postponed to accommodate his schedule, the Chancellor of City University of New York (CUNY), Félix Matos Rodríguez was still a no-show at the New York City Council hearing on what has been called a “pervasive culture of antisemitism” on CUNY campuses.
Read more here.
Ruderman Family Foundation: As time passes and more Holocaust survivors pass away, the Foundation wants to help connect the gap between the elderly and younger generations through a digital series called “3rd Generation.” The second episode in the series is a riveting, personal conversation between Adam Kantor, an Emmy and Grammy winner, and his grandmother, Lucille, whom he often calls “my queen,” to discuss the differences of being an American Jew today and the 1930s.
View their heartwarming conversation here.
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA): According to an analysis by CAMERA UK, former Member of UK Parliament Lisa Forbes, accused ex-Prime Minister Theresa May of having a “Zionist slave masters agenda.” A Guardian article, however, simply described it as “support for Palestinian rights.”
Read more about the analysis here.
Jewish on Campus: Jewish college students have more than their classes to prepare for, they also have to ready themselves to face antisemitism on campus. Thankfully, there are student organizations, such as Jewish on Campus, that are there to support them.
Read more about our campus partners here.