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‘Totally inappropriate’: Florida Holocaust center elicits outrage with new George Floyd exhibit
End Jew Hatred, a grassroots U.S.-based movement, issued the following statement to World Israel News. “End Jew Hatred has no position on the Black Lives Matter Movement in general, except that we are inspired by the passion of minority communities organizing to secure justice. However, we strongly question placing a George Floyd exhibit in a Holocaust museum. The type of systemic and genocidal hatred that targets Jews is fundamentally unlike the persecution faced by other minority communities. Jewish spaces should center the Jewish experience. One wouldn’t expect to see a Holocaust exhibit at a museum about the African American experience.Trauma leads to Jews minimizing our pain to accommodate others. Now this is happening even in an environment explicitly designed to talk about the spilling of innocent Jewish blood during a specific time in our history. Of course, some shared cross-cultural phenomena deserve to be studied together. But when a dedicated Holocaust museum obfuscates the distinct experience of the Jewish community, something is wrong.It is deeply offensive to appropriate our persecution to score cheap political points masquerading as ‘intersectionality,’” the statement concludes.
‘Enough is Enough’: New Civil Rights Movement Demands End to Jew-Hatred on Campus
Over 100 people of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds rallied Monday to #EndJewHatred at the University of South California (USC)
Over 100 people of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds rallied Monday at the University of South California (USC), demanding an end to discrimination against Jews on campus under the banner “EndJewHatred.” According to its website, #EndJewHatred is “a grassroots movement centering on Jewish liberation from all forms of oppression and discrimination. We are working to eliminate Jew hatred from Western culture through peaceful direct action and education.” #EndJewHatred “reject[s] all partisan political affiliations and take[s] no positions on issues unrelated to Jew hatred and its eradication.” The rally, in the heart of Los Angeles, condemned the harassment of Jewish and Zionist students at universities, specifically at USC. Rose Ritch, student government vice president at USC, resigned last month after facing abuse over her support for Israel. Protesters also demanded that Rick Caruso, chair of the USC board of trustees, act to end anti-Semitism on campus. Caruso “has supported other ethnic groups and is now being asked to support the Jewish community,” explains The Lawfare Project, which provides legal support to #EndJewishHatred
Rose Ritch Is a Clarion Call to End Jew Hatred on College Campuses
Read this compelling op-ed by Micha Danzig, who so forcelly and eloquenlty spoke at the #EndJewHatred rally on September 7, 2020
Barely more than a month ago, Rose Ritch, the Vice President of Student Government at USC resigned, citing a relentless and anti-Semitic campaign of cyberbullying and public attacks on her simply because she identified as a proud Jew and Zionist. Following her public resignation letter, USC President Carol Folt sent out a letter condemning the bullying of Ritch and announcing the creation of a “Stronger than Hate” program by the USC Shoah Foundation. Otherwise, USC has done next to nothing to make its Jewish students not feel as though they have to hide their Jewish identity and support of Israel in order to be able to freely and fully participate in student government at USC. If USC truly wants to be “stronger than hate,” then it must make meaningful changes, such as requiring mandatory education on Jew hatred and on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism. USC also should create consequences for blatant anti-Semitism: to date, no one has been sanctioned, censured, or expelled for their harassment of Rose Ritch. If Jew hatred is going to stop, there must be consequences for those who engage in or promote such misconduct. On Labor Day, I had the honor of speaking at a rally in Los Angeles as a part of the #EndJewHatred now campaign, a grassroots movement demanding an end to the tolerance of anti-Semitism on college campuses and insisting that the USC Board of Trustees make the school the first university to actually treat Jew hatred and anti-Semitic harassment the same way as they would respond to all other forms of bigotry. The adapted speech below explains that what happened to Rose Ritch is far from an isolated incident. For too long, Jew hatred has festered on campuses without an adequate response from university administrations. Enough is enough!
‘End Jew Hatred at USC’ Protest Held at The Grove
Read this exceptional article about the #EndJewHatred protest @ The Grove
A protest against anti-Semitism at USC was held at The Grove on Sept. 7, with at least 100 people participating. The protest was in response to USC student Rose Ritch announcing her resignation as student vice president in August, alleging that she was harassed on social media over her Zionist identity, including one comment she said calling for impeaching her “Zionist a–.” Rick Caruso, who heads the company that owns The Grove, is also the chair of the USC Board of Trustees. The organizations hosting the protest included the Lawfare Project, the Institute for Black Solidarity With Israel (IBSI), Club Z, Yad Yamin, Beverly Hills Jewish Community Synagogue, and Herut North America.J
The Time Is Now for a Jewish Civil Rights Movement
Now is the time to seize the opportunity and launch a movement that ensures Jewish liberation and justice through peaceful direct action. We must impose social, legal and financial consequences for Jew-haters. The Jewish community must no longer tolerate antiquated stereotypes and casual exclusion. It must resist entanglement in Middle Eastern politics and mobilize against the colonization of the campus space. Jew-hatred can no longer be acceptable in our society. The time for a Jewish civil rights movement is now.
The Jewish community has a long and proud tradition of mobilizing for positive change. When Rabbi Abraham Joseph Heschel and Martin Luther King Jr. marched hand-in-hand for racial equality, they made cross-cultural support for civil rights a hallmark of liberal doctrine. "Intersectionality" comes naturally for the Jewish people, the oldest and most persecuted minority community in the world. These days, our signs say "Black Lives Matter" (BLM) and "Love is Love" and a litany of other slogans designed to bring attention to just causes that are important, but are not exclusive to our tribe. Yet we cannot seem to gin up even a small fraction of this enthusiasm and support when members of our own community come under attack. A few months ago, my client Lihi Aharon was brutally attacked while riding on the New York City subway, leaving with a scar on her face for life simply because she is a Jew. No one demanded that we "say her name." When Josef Neumann's skull was hacked to pieces by a machete-wielding racist at a Chanukah party in Monsey, Jews didn't occupy the streets and demand justice as he laid unconscious in the hospital. When four Jews were gunned down in a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, we didn't blackout our Instagram accounts. It's open season against Jews in this country, yet only a few of my Jewish friends even bothered to share these stories on social media. Instead, the Jewish Left is organizing for LGBTQ rights, Black lives, women's rights and against President Trump. They write op-eds demanding we march behind BLM, a movement plagued with Jew-hatred, afraid they will "cede the space" if they don't "show up" but failing to demand the same loyalty when a Jewish cause arises. The just cause of Jewish rights has been abandoned by the Left and replaced with a reform agenda that includes gender-neutral Mattel dolls, protesting ICE and asexual pronouns. Traditional liberal values that Jews have championed for decades, like free speech, self-sovereignty and criticism of religion have been replaced with safe spaces, open borders and criticism of Islamophobia. With appropriate irony, these new values are used as a weapon, especially on campus, against Jewish students and the Jewish state.
UK renters’ union rejects Jewish applicant: ‘Sorry, no time for Zionists’
A renters’ union in England apologized after rejecting a membership request from a Jewish person in a message that said “sorry, no time for Zionists.” The renter also was told by Acorn Union in Manchester that “we are a pro-Palestine organization.”
‘Most Visible Jews’ Fear Being Targets as Anti-Semitism Rises
More than half of the hate crimes in New York City last year were attacks on Jewish people. Orthodox Jews are particularly at risk.
The New York Times