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 November 2023:
Nearly 300,000 people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14 for the “March for Israel,” demonstrating support for the U.S. alliance with the Jewish state in the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack, calling for the release of the 240 hostages held in Gaza, and denouncing rising antisemitism violence and harassment across America and globally.
The #MarchForIsrael rally in Washington D.C. has kicked off with an estimated 200,000 people in attendance.
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) November 14, 2023
Representatives from more than 50 municipalities came together to participate in the Combat Antisemitism Movement’s 2023 North American Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Nov. 15-16 to address best practices and action steps for how cities can lead the fight against antisemitism.
The Borussia Dortmund (BVB) football club was honored by CAM on Nov. 30 for its longstanding efforts to fight Jew-hatred and promote tolerance in sports.
The first-annual recognition, the 2023 Award for Outstanding Contributions in Combating Antisemitism in Sports, was presented CAM Advisory Board Member Lord John Mann — Independent Adviser to the British Government on Antisemitism — to BVB Sales and Marketing Manager Carsten Cramer at the closing dinner of the 2023 European Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism in Dortmund, Germany.
Survivors of Nazi atrocities joined young Jewish activists outside the Paris Holocaust Memorial on Nov. 18 to sound the alarm about resurgent antisemitic hate speech, graffiti, and abuse linked to the Israel-Hamas war. The impact of the conflict is drawing increasing concern in France and beyond.
Alyssa Halpert, an eighth-grader at SAR Academy from New Rochelle, had never met, nor even vaguely knew Maurice Shnaider when she traveled 100 miles to his house to make a shiva call.
But it wasn’t a hard decision for Halpert, along with two dozen of her classmates from the Modern Orthodox day school, to get on a bus after school on Wednesday to make the trip from Riverdale to Shnaider’s home in Kingston, New York. They knew his sister and brother-in-law, Margit Shnaider Silverman and Yosi Silverman, were among the 1,400 Israelis murdered by Hamas on Oct. 7.