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Copy of Straight Facts Volume #57

In this edition of Straight Facts we hear from Iraqi Jews, understand more about the Queen’s relationship with Jews and Israel, hold Amnesty International to account and more.

July 27, 2022

 

 

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Dear Chaverot

I hope that you are all well!

Summertime is in full swing here in Israel and we LOVE it because we get to see so many of you who visit from around the world. Kol Hakavod to all the members of our global WIZO family who participated or supported loved ones who competed in the Maccabi games. What a fantastic summer it has been – much welcome after two years of lock downs and restrictions.

If you are looking for some reading material, we have you covered! In this edition of Straight Facts we hear from Iraqi Jews, understand more about the Queen’s relationship with Jews and Israel, hold Amnesty International to account and more.

Don’t forget to share it with your communities.

A reminder of the WIZO What’s App group for your live news and hasbara updates is available at +972 52 582 9090 and is open to all.

I hope this is of service to you.

Warm regards,

Rolene Marks

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

+ 972 52 582 9090

rolenemarks@yahoo.com


81 Years since the Farhud – Iraqi Jews have not forgotten

Israel’s former Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mark Regev, shares the story about his in-laws and how they were forced to flee Aleppo, Syria. The Farhud which essentially happened in Iraq was followed by a rise in antisemitism against the Jews of Middle Eastern and North African countries. Read more about it here:

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-710262


The UNHRC – An Exercise if Historical Revisionism

Is the UN Human Rights Council on a mission to destroy Israel’s rights as a sovereign state? This well-researched document exposes how the UNHRC are embarking on a steady campaign – while ignoring any evidence presented to them by Israel about Palestinian incitement and terrorism. Read more:

https://jcpa.org/article/the-un-commission-of-inquiry-an-exercise-in-historical-revisionism/


I am a Jewish, Crimson Editor – and I see the writing on the wall

Harvard student, Gemma Schneider writes this outstanding article that gives a clear, in-depth explanation why activists on campus are buying into the dangerous BDS narrative. This is a must read!

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2022/6/25/schneider-israel-wall-of-resistance/#.YriaRhUaPfE.twitter


A Mazel Tov fit for a Queen!

We don’t know her thoughts or opinions – a rare feat in in today’s world where everyone is obsessed with sharing everything on social media. She has never given an interview and yet she is the most famous and recognizable figure in the world. But do you know about the Queen and her family’s enduring relationship with Jews and Israel? Read all about it here:

https://layoftheland.online/2022/06/09/a-mazel-tov-fit-for-a-queen/


Amnesty International has a practice of “White Privilege” report finds

Amnesty International have had Israel painted as a target with their ongoing campaign of de-legitimisation and slurs. Amnesty International seem to be focusing on the Jewish State – at the expense of other global conflicts. But what happens when the tables are turned and the once respected human rights organisations comes in for some damning accusations? Read more here:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/20/amnesty-international-has-culture-of-white-privilege-report-finds


WATCH: A Change of Perspective

Arab peace activist and influencer, Loay Al Shareef is optimistic about ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. In this interview, he shares some of his views and opinions and how his perspective is different to that which many Arab children are taught. Watch here.


Rolene Marks

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

+ 972 52 582 9090

rolenemarks@yahoo.com


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