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Straight Facts Volume #49

In this edition, we investigate antisemitism and incitement from UNRWA’s teachers, ask if Human Rights Watch is targeting Israel, and hear from a group of Iranian dissidents who visited Israel and more.

September 06, 2021

 

 

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Dear Chaverot

I hope that this finds you all well. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the start of a new year, filled with promise.
Here we are on the cusp on 5782 and my wishes for all of you and your families are for a year of health, joy, prosperity and peace in abundance. It has been an extremely difficult year for many of. We have experienced personal loss, lock downs and isolation, communal loss and not to forget a major conflagration in Israel and the rise of antisemitism around the world. But through it all, we have been there for each other. I want to take this moment to thank you all for your love, support and unwavering commitment to WIZO and the State of Israel. Thank you!
In this edition:
We investigate antisemitism and incitement from UNRWA’s teachers, ask if Human Rights Watch is targeting Israel, hear from a group of Iranian dissidents who visited Israel and more.
I hope this is of service to you all. Wishing you all good health, happiness and safety.

Warmest regards,

Rolene Marks

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

+ 972 52 582 9090

rolenemarks@yahoo.com


UN Watch: Report on UNRWA teacher’s Antisemitism and Incitement

UN Watch have released a comprehensive report into the incidents of antisemitism and incitement of hatred practiced by many of the teachers in UNRWA’s employ. Read the explosive expose here:
https://unwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/EMBARGOED-UNTIL-AUGUST-2-2021.pdf


Anti-Zionism Attacked

Anti-Zionism IS antisemitism. This has really been exposed on social media platforms where anti-Zionists repeatedly declare that Zionism is not inherent to Jewish identity.
Read more here from student, Vanessa P.:
https://visionmag.org/anti-zionism-attacked/


Disentangling Antisemitism from Political Criticism of Israel

Where is the line between legitimate, political criticism and antisemitism? Where is the line drawn that is too often crossed? Dan Diker helps break down the difference here:
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/disentangling-antisemitism-from-political-criticism-of-israel-opinion-676269


An In-Depth Investigation into Sheikh Jarrah

Sheikh Jarrah is a powder keg and has been a hot button issue for many around the world who have acted on well-coordinated social justice campaigns. But the reality on the ground is far more complex and nuanced than meets the eye. Haviv Rettig Gur takes a deep dive and investigates in this in-depth article:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-sheikh-jarrah-anonymous-actors-and-an-absent-state-have-created-a-powder-keg/


Is Human Rights Watch (HRW) targeting Israel?

Is Human Rights Watch specifically targeting Israel and can they still be considered a human rights organisation? Their Director, Ken Roth, seems obsessed with the Jewish State: Read more here:
https://layoftheland.online/2021/08/06/is-human-rights-watch-targeting-israel/


WATCH: Iranian Delegation in Israel

A historic moment! Watch Ellie Cohanim for the JNS.org, interview members of the historic delegation of Iranian dissidents in this interview:
https://www.jns.org/opinion/ep-6-historic-iranian-delegation-on-relations-with-israel-we-are-not-enemies/?utm_source=The+Daily+Syndicate&utm_campaign=d4eea98a52-Daily+Syndicate+08-08-21+%28new%29_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8583953730-d4eea98a52-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D&ct=t%28Daily+Syndicate+08-08-21+%28new%29_COPY_01%29


 

Rolene Marks

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

+ 972 52 582 9090

rolenemarks@yahoo.com


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