I hope this email finds you all well. 2018 is drawing to a close and it has been a tumultuous year for Jews all around the world. Our hope is for a more calm and tolerant 2019.
In this edition of Straight Facts, activist Chloe Simone Valdary reminds groups like Students for Justice in Palestine that they are abusing the civil rights movement to suit their own agendas, Mayor of Bal Harbor, Gabe Groisman writes on Pittsburgh and the importance of unity and more.
If you are traveling this Festive Season I wish you safe travels and looking forward to seeing many of you at the Meeting of Representatives in January.
Wishing you all everything of the best for an amazing 2019!
I hope this serves you.
World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara
+ 972 52 580 9090
A word on Intersectionality:
Students for Justice in Palestine are notorious for stirring up anti-Israel and sometimes even violence sentiment on campus. These protagonists often chant “free Palestine” and Chloe Simone Valdary holds SJP to account for exploiting the civil right movement to serve their offensive agenda here:
Mayor of Bal Harbor, Gabe Groisman, on rising anti-Semitism:
The attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in the USA that killed 11 worshippers on Shabbat left the Jewish world reeling. It certainly exposed rising anti-Semitism is not just in Europe but in the USA as well. Mayor of Bal Harbor, Gabe Groisman, implores us to put aside our differences and stand united in this op-ed for Lay of the Land:
Is the Women’s March anti-Semitic?
As a women’s movement that put gender equality and the rights of women at the forefront of our ethos, can we support the Woman’s march which till now has enjoyed considerable success? The problem is that the Women’s March is gaining notoriety that is less about gender equality and more about anti-Semitic alliances. This has motivated the following article:
Israel under attack
On the 12th/3th of November, Israel endured the worst barrage in the country’s history when nearly 500 rockets and mortars were fired at the Jewish state from terror elements in the Gaza strip. The Tower magazine have provided this resource that gives a background to the flare up as well as the current sitiation:
This article also contains useful video clips and audio that can be shared on social media.
What is the cause of anti-Semitism?
The oldest hatred in the world is rising at alarming rates around the world. But what is the root cause of this disease that
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Email Rolene Marks, World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara
Tel.: + 972 52 580 9090