I hope that you are all well. The year is hurtling off to a rapid close but we are busy planning a fantastic Meeting of Representatives (MoR) in January. We are so excited to welcome everyone back after two years of lockdowns and restrictions.
One of the sessions will focus on what we can be doing to combat antisemitism – but you don’t have to be at the MoR to be prepared! In this edition of Straight Facts we take an in depth look at the IHRA definition of antisemitism, learn how The Queen helped in the fight to capture Nazis and more.
I hope this is of service to you.
World WIZO: Head of Public Diplomacy & Hasbarah
The Origins of Dave Chappelle’s Hollywood Trope
“Jews control Hollywood” is the latest in a long line of ugly, antisemitic tropes that Jews have been accused of since medieval times. Comedia, Dave Chappelle, recently opened SNL (Saturday Night Live) with a reference to this ugly canard. Where did it originate? Read more here:
Adoption of IHRA definition of Antisemitism is Critical
As antisemitism rises to alarming levels, it has become an imperative that as many countries, cities, civil society organisations, private companies and institutions adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism. Please read why here:
Occupier Barbie and the Importance of IHRA
We have to define it to fight it! The IHRA definition is the gold standard by which we determine antisemitism. This article examines the IHRA definition of antisemitism – and those that object to it. Read more here:
When Queen Elizabeth II helped us Hunt Nazis
The world’s most famous Nazi hunter, Dr Efraim Zuroff pays tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth the Second and the remarkable role she played in helping to ensure that wanted Nazi war criminals were brought to justice:
From Auschwitz to Iftar
How did a Danish biker club, with Jewish and Muslim members make the memorable journey to the Auschwitz Death Camp and then celebrated Iftar together? This is one of the most inspiring stories you will hear:
WATCH: Discussion on Israel and the Palestinians
It was a pleasure to sit down with Hugo Kruger to talk about the situation between Israel and the Palestinians. Hopefully his viewers/listeners had some food for thought:
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