The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) publishes a regular feature highlighting “good news” in the fight against the world’s oldest hatred.
Here are five such stories from July 2023:
In a collaboration between Code for Israel, a volunteer movement dedicated to Israeli high-tech endeavors, and Final, an Israeli technology company, employees of Final have devised a specialized algorithm for the non-profit organization Fighting Online Antisemitism (FOA).
Utilizing an external interface facilitated by Cyabra, a counter-disinformation company that uncovers threats across social media platforms, the innovative algorithm enables efficient and instantaneous monitoring of antisemitic expressions within the network, thereby enhancing the capacity to report and remove such posts.
— Fighting Online Antisemitism (FOA) (@FOAntisemitism) July 26, 2023
Devin and Nathan Schiel typically use their scooters to get around their Del Cerro neighborhood. But during a recent weekend, their scooters rolled on the neighborhood streets for a different purpose. :We were driving home like over there on that street and we just realized it was flyer, flyer, flyer, flyer. So, we hopped on our scooters as soon as we got home and just started discarding them,” said Devin.
“Attacking the Jewish community and the LGBTQ community and various espousals of hate that really were non-sensical,” said Rabbi Devorah Marcus of Temple Emanu-El, which is located near the Schiels’ neighborhood.
“We don’t want anyone to see those flyers. That’s why we woke up early and we started taking them off of people’s cars so no one would wake up and see that to start their day” said Nathan and Devil who rode their scooters around the Del Cerro neighborhood to discard antisemitic… pic.twitter.com/nCDVKEFXDn
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) July 18, 2023
A Jewish doctor who returned to care for the same Austrian townspeople who had expelled him during the Nazi era has been honored with a plaque.
The memorial has been put up in Fischamend, a small town near Vienna International Airport, in memory of Dr. Richard Winter, who was forced to leave the town in 1938 simply because he was a Jew.
The Republic of Panama became the 42nd country to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism on July 25.
The same week, Warsaw became the latest major world capital to adopt the definition, joining the likes of Washington, London, Berlin, and Paris, among others.
Bravo to Panama on becoming the 42nd country to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism!
We hope others will follow its lead in taking this important step to fight Jew-hatred.
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) July 25, 2023
Warsaw has joined Washington, London, Berlin, and Paris as a major capital city to have adopted @theIHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism!
— Sacha Roytman (@SachaRoytman) July 28, 2023
Chabad of Poland has entered into a joint venture with Israel’s Ministry for Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism and global nonprofit Mosaic United to host summer programming for more than 200 Jewish Ukrainians in Warsaw.
Since the start of the Russian incursion into Ukraine last year, Chabad of Poland has been on the front lines, helping Jewish Ukrainian refugees resettle in Poland, offering refuge, transportation, kosher food, medical aid, financial and material assistance, childcare, educational and social services, communal activities, and administrative and legal aid to tens of thousands displaced by the conflict.