By Amy Zewe—
The last few weeks we have examine the ongoing and growing antisemitism happening on college campuses around the world. We see how jew hate is creeping into mainstream curriculum down to our grade schools. We must continue to be aware of this so that we can combat it the best way we can, within our own spheres of influence.
I do have a bit of good news, and I hope the result of it will trickle into the university systems as well as the greater society, but we can only wait to see what affect it will have
The US House of Representatives, just last Wednesday, with little medica coverage or fanfare, passed a resolution condemning the rise of antisemitism.
420 members votes for it, 1 voted against it.
The hold out? Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie….I have not read any explanation from him
The resolution reads
Over the course of the past decade, Holocaust distortion and denial has grown in intensity…. There is a documented and dangerous rise of antisemitism globally and in the United States, where Jews are increasingly affected by the grotesque spread of misinformation and lies including blame for the spread of COVID–19, false claims including control of the media and the financial system, accusations of dual loyalty, and a multitude of negative stereotypes.
The resolution also notes that according to the FBI,
Jews were the target of 55% of all religiously motivated hate crimes in 2020, despite accounting for less than 2% of the US population.
The resolution goes on to quotes some extremely disturbing statistics. And, I invite you to read more here HR Res 1125.
Additional starting but maybe no surprising content includes the following:
A 2020 survey of all 50 States in the United States on Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z found a clear lack of awareness of key historical facts,” the text reads. It said “63% of respondents did not know that 6,000,000 Jews were murdered during the Holocaust and 36% thought that “two million or fewer Jews” were killed.
The resolution goes on to call out all elected officials, faith leaders and other leaders within our society to use their voice and position to call out and condemn antisemitism wherever it is found. It also says we must call out any denials and distortions of the holocaust and advocate for Holocaust education and education on antisemitism
The resolution also calls for stronger and more stringent measures against online antisemitism (while protecting free speech).
You can find some particular suggested on how to go about doing all this,
The Israeli ambassador to the US, Mike Herzog, tweeted a response to the resolution:
In the face of rising antisemitism, I’m encouraged to see the House’s bipartisan vote on a resolution condemning antisemitism. It’s an important call to action for American leaders to combat all forms of antisemitism and allow Jews to practice their faith freely and openly.
(To read more about HR 1125, please see This JPOST article.)
This is one of the first bi-partisan moves we have seen in a very long time—I wish the mainstream press took more time to cover it—but I am not sure the mainstream press is too interested in exposing this growing problem.
We at the Jerusalem Connection support and celebrate this House of Representatives’ resolution. We participate in these calls to action with our various outreaches. I invite you to learn more about our Holocaust Education endeavors and participate with us by going to our website. You can sign up for our weekly emails. Read about our projects and even contribute to our projects. You are invited to participate in our outreaches using your own networks and abilities.
Have a great week.
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