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Straight Facts Volume #40

In this edition of Straight Facts, we look at how before the term “woke” became popular; learn about the effect the Black Lives Matter movement has on diaspora communities, read about the 48 hour Twitter walkout and more.

August 24, 2020

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Dear Chaverot

I hope that this finds you all well.  

We are fast approaching Rosh Hashanah – and my prayer is that with it comes a year of safety, good health for all, prosperity,  joyful reunions with our loved ones and our WIZO family and peace for our beloved State of Israel.

Straight Facts gets a bold new look and I hope that you all like it. In this edition, we look at how before the term “woke” became popular; learn about the effect the Black Lives Matter movement has on diaspora communities, read about the 48 hour Twitter walkout and more.

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I hope this is of service to you. Stay safe and healthy.

I wish you and your loved ones, L’Shana Tova Umetukah – may you be inscribed for a sweet, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Warmest regards,

Rolene Marks

World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbarah – Office of the Chairperson

+ 972 52 582 9090

rolenemarks@yahoo.com

Get your news updates in real time! Have you joined the WIZO News & Hasbarah Whats App group? Send a message with your name to + 972 52 582 9090 and receive your updates, articles of interest and important tools you need to become super ambassador for Israel.


Israel was “Ground Zero” for “woke” religion:

Before the term “woke” made its way in to the lexicon of our modern discourse, Israel was already the centre of ideological activism. World renowned journalist, Matti Friedman writes more:

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/israel-woke-religion


No Safe Space for Jew Hate!

An extraordinary event took place a few weeks ago. Tens of thousands of Jews and allies participated in a 48 hour silent walk out on Twitter after British rapper Wiley, tweeted some of the most vile anti-Semitic invective. Read more here:

https://layoftheland.online/2020/07/29/no-safe-space-for-jew-hate/


BLM – Implications for Israel and Diaspora Jewry

Despite universal Jewish support for BLM, it failed to prevent a surge of anti-Semitic violence across the United States in the aftermath of the Floyd murder. Jewish storeowners were assaulted; Jewish-owned stores and restaurants were defaced and looted. This has not been isolated to the USA – but is having an effect on communities in other countries as well.

https://jcpa.org/the-alignment-of-bds-and-black-lives-matter-implications-for-israel-and-diaspora-jewry/


Poverty Pimps – The Palestinian Human Rights Abusers

Joshua Washington exposes how funds earmarked for citizens of Gaza have been squandered by Hamas and corrupt officials in this expose:

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/poverty-pimps-the-palestinian-human-rights-abusers/


Watch: An extraordinary story!

He was the son of a Nazi – but today he is a proud Jew who travels the world, fighting antisemitism and telling his extraordinary story. Don’t miss the story of Dr Bernd Wollschlaeger – watch it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlYJWMLSp_s&feature=youtu.be


Would you like to submit an article for inclusion in Straight Facts? All languages are welcome!

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

Email: rolenemarks@yahoo.com

Tel.: + 972 52 580 9090