I hope this message finds you well. Many of us are doing the big “kitchen swap over” in anticipation of Pesach and finalizing our menus. As we gear up for the festival of freedom, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones Chag Pesach Kosher v’Sameach!
March is always a very busy month as the annual hate festival known as Israel Apartheid Week winds its way across communities and campuses around the world. In this edition of Straight Facts, we hear from a former BDS supporter turned Israel advocate, join the IDF on Operation Olive Branch, expose antisemitism at France 24 and more!
Please don’t forget to share this with your Federations and communities.
I hope this serves you.
Wishing you all Chag Sameach!
World WIZO: Head of Public Diplomacy & Hasbarah
An Olive Branch Extended
Earlier this year, horrific earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria, killing nearly 55 000 people. Always the first to respond, Israel sent the second largest search and rescue delegation and embarked on Operation Olive Branch. Read more about it here:
The Apartheid Libel to Destroy Israel
Award winning journalist, Khaled Abu-Toameh investigates how international institutions like the United Nations are allowing the libel accusing Israel of being an Apartheid state be used in an attempt to destroy the country:
The Tower of London and England’s Jews
The Tower of London holds a place in Jewish history in medieval England that is fascinating and a paradox. Take a trip back in time and read more about it here:
The Antisemitic Social Media Divas of France 24
CAMERA UK, an organization that monitors bias in the media and antisemitism, recently published an expose that exposes some of the appalling antisemitic social media activity that staff members of France 25 Arabic services have engaged in. Read more here:
Report on Digital Hate from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre
Many of us spend a lot of time on social media platforms but they are cesspits of antisemitism. The Simon Wisenthal Centre have released their report - please read it and be aware of how dangerous platforms like Twitter, Instagram and especially Tik Tok are.
WATCH: ELNET-UK Podcast Dispelling the Myth Israel is an Apartheid State:
World WIZO’s Head of Public Diplomacy and Hasabara, Rolene Marks was a guest on the ELNET-UK Podcast, dispelling the libelous accusation that Israel is an Apartheid state:
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.
Would you like to submit an article for inclusion in Straight Facts? All languages are welcome!