Five ways to tackle anti-Semitism

A protest against anti-Semitism in Israel. (the kincaidibles / Flickr Creative Commons)

July 14 was a hectic day for Jews looking for ways to combat anti-Semitism: there were at least three large-scale events held on the subject within 24 hours of each other.

One was a virtual town hall organized by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, which aimed to gather input from Jewish leaders and ordinary people on the current rise of anti-Semitism.

Another happened in Jerusalem, where different Jewish leaders met with mayors from across the world to hear about different programs being launched, what’s working and what isn’t.

The third event was a meeting of federal parliamentarians from various countries—including Canada, the U.S., Britain, Australia and Israel—who issued an interim plan on how to fight anti-Semitism online.

Today on The CJN Daily podcast, we’re devoting the entire episode to rounding up the highlights from these events: who spoke, what they said and what the Jewish community can do to move forward in combatting Jew hatred.

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What we talked about:

  • Read the interim report by the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism at wassermanschultz.house.gov
  • Check out the international panel, “Eradicating Antisemitism from our Streets”, at combatantisemitism.org
  • Listen to The CJN Daily episode with Irwin Cotler discussing Canada’s upcoming national emergency summit on anti-Semitism at thecjn.ca

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