This Week From the CAM Partner Network: Reflecting on 2021 and Looking Ahead to the New Year
As we reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2022, CAM partners are charting a path forward in the fight against antisemitism, with some including a focus on the importance of preserving Jewish tradition.
Whether in the diplomatic and political spheres, on college campuses, or in interfaith circles, our global coalition is seeking to take our collective effort to new levels in the coming year.
Here are highlights from the activities of CAM partners this past week:
American Sephardi Federation — The “Sephardi House” college program preserves and encourages Sephardi culture on campuses by selecting student fellows from across the U.S. to promote Jewish unity.
Learn more here.
Arolsen Archives — With the number of Holocaust survivors dwindling, the urgency of telling the stories of Nazi victims — such as Polish Jewish soccer player Adam Kniola — is only increasing. By sharing these stories, we are reminded of the individuality of the six million Jews unjustly murdered during the Holocaust.
Adam #Knioła, an international player capped twice for Poland, died 79 years ago today in the #Auschwitz concentration camp.
You can find out more about Adam in our brochure “Football Players in Focus,” which we produced with @BVB and @AndreasKahrs: https://t.co/FqkBDL6PJR pic.twitter.com/SmegK6IXTC
— Arolsen Archives (@ArolsenArchives) December 26, 2021
Simon Wiesenthal Center — In the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual “Global Antisemitism Top Ten,” designating the top ten most antisemitic organizations or governments from the past year, BBC News was ranked third, due to inaccurate reporting about antisemitic incidents and biased coverage against Israel.
Read the full report here.
Act.IL — With antisemitism levels at dangerous highs worldwide, Act.IL believes non-Jewish allies can be a key factor in combating this wave of bigotry and more should be done to reach out to and include them in the fight against hate.
Read more here.
Students Supporting Israel (SSI) — As the investigation continues into the Duke University Student Government’s rejection of SSI’s request for recognition of a club chapter on campus, a noticeable pattern of double standards targeting Jewish and pro-Israel students has surfaced.
Read more here.
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East — A caption identifying the origin of an artifact on display at the UK’s National History Museum in London as “Israel” was vandalized with red ink. Removing the State of Israel and the Jewish people from history is a clear manifestation of contemporary antisemitism.
Natural History Museum investigates how Israel caption erased – https://t.co/1EbFNZgfN6 pic.twitter.com/hw2566FWcz
— Scholars For Peace (SPME) (@Scholars4Peace) December 28, 2021
Campaigns to Support
Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy — In 2022, the ISGAP Digital Research Center will host a course on Jews in the Arab world and the rich 3,000-year history of Jews living in the Middle East. Take this opportunity to learn more about Mizrahi tradition and culture from the comfort of your home!
Join NOW: Start 2022 with an exclusive ISGAP Digital Research Centre course on #Jews in the #Arab World with top professors Giuseppe Cecere and Mattia di Taranto. https://t.co/LotxYXqoYk pic.twitter.com/G6eYhV5WFV
— ISGAP (@ISGAP1) December 15, 2021
Interfaith Encounter Association — As 2021 comes to a close, IEA is proudly reflecting on an increase in participants in intercultural and interfaith meetings between Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land and around the world. Consider joining their meetings!