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Straight Facts Volume #34

In this edition of Straight Facts we look at the latest survey conducted by the ADL on American attitudes towards Jews, the international delegation that participated in the Jerusalem Forum and more.

February 06, 2020

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Dear Chaverot

I hope that you are all well. It was such a delight to see so many of you from all around the world at our EGM and I hope that you returned reinvigorated, inspired and excited. Happy 100th Birthday to us – we have never looked better!

We are all mobilized to be amazing ambassadors for the State of Israel and the Jewish people!

In this edition of Straight Facts, we look at the latest survey conducted by the ADL on American attitudes towards Jews, the international delegation that participated in the Jerusalem Forum and more.

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I hope this is of service to you.

Warm regards, 

Rolene Marks 

World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara: Office of the Chairperson

+ 972 52 582 9090

rolenemarks@yahoo.com


The Multiple Faces of Anti-semitism

Are anti-Semitism and antizionism two separate phenomenon? Ben Cohen doesn’t think so and explains his thinking in this article how the two cannot be separated and are dangerously morphing into the same – with violent consequences.

https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-multiple-faces-of-anti-semitism/

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Photo courtesy of Rivka Segal


Dear Golda

If we could talk to Golda Meir, the first female Prime Minister of Israel, what would we say to her? How would she react seeing the incredible achievement and strides that Israel has made? Rolene Marks ponders this here:

https://layoftheland.online/2020/01/15/dear-golda/

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Image courtesy of Lay of the Land


ADL Survey of American Attitudes Towards Jews

Antisemitism is rising to alarming levels around the world and there is hardly a day that goes by when we are not seeing this in the headlines. The United States is no exception. Recently, the Anti-Defamation League conducted a survey of American attitudes towards Jews. Here are the findings:

https://www.adl.org/survey-of-american-attitudes-toward-jews

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Image courtesy of the ADL


 

I am a Jew

Journalist Bari Weiss recently addressed marchers at the No Hate No Fear solidarity march that took place in New York recently. Over 20 000 people were present to hear her very powerful speech that you can read/listen to here:

https://www.aish.com/jw/s/I-Am-a-Jew-Bari-Weisss-Powerful-Speech.html?s=mm

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Image courtesy of the National Review


World Leaders Gather in Jerusalem to Mark 75 years Since Liberation of Auschwitz

It was the greatest diplomatic event in the history of Israel. Over 50 delegations including royalty and world leaders were invited to Jerusalem by Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and to discuss how they can fight antisemitism in their countries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3i_xflryDw

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Image courtesy of JNS


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Email Rolene Marks, World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara

Email: rolenemarks@yahoo.com

Tel.: + 972 52 580 9090