November 11, 2021
THE WEEK’S BIG 3
In a major address this week to ADL’s annual Never Is Now summit on antisemitism, CEO Jonathan Greenblatt warned that antisemitism from the left is akin to climate change, saying “slowly but surely, the temperature is rising.” A French court found a man guilty of murder in the killing of an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor in 2018, sentencing him to life in prison. House Democrats called for investigations into the posting of an animated video by Rep. Paul Gosar that depicts him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and swinging two swords at President Biden.
Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate and the latest info about ADL from around the country.
- Antisemitism on Left is Intensifying Like Climate Change, ADL Chief Warns
“’We can’t allow politics and polarization to prevent us from seeing one side or the other. We can’t just point fingers at those with whom we may disagree and turn a blind eye when prejudice festers among our friends,’ Greenblatt said, describing antisemitism as an issue that knows no partisan bounds.” The Jerusalem Post: LEARN MORE
French Court Convicts Man in the Murder of a Holocaust Survivor
“As a child, Ms. Knoll narrowly escaped a 1942 roundup of more than 13,000 Jewish people in France, most of whom perished in death camps. Ms. Knoll was able to escape the roundup at the last minute with her mother, who had a Brazilian passport, according to Meyer Habib, a member of Parliament who has spoken with one of Ms. Knoll’s sons.” The New York Times: FULL STORY+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: “Mireille Knoll survived the Holocaust only to die as the victim of violent antisemitism. My thoughts are with her loved ones as the trial comes to an end and the perpetrator is sentenced to life in prison. May her memory forever be a blessing.”
House Resolution Introduced to Censure Rep. Gosar Over Animated Video That Depicted Him Killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
“Gosar’s video also drew condemnation Tuesday from the Anti-Defamation League, which said Gosar ‘has repeatedly palled around with white supremacists, given a platform to Holocaust deniers, and now is openly embracing violence against political opponents.’” The Washington Post: READ MORE+ ADL tweet: “.@RepGosar has repeatedly palled around with white supremacists, given a platform to Holocaust deniers, and now is openly embracing violence against political opponents. If he didn't have the title of Congressman, he'd be removed from Twitter and removed from his job."
KEY ADL SOCIAL STATEMENTS
- We join our colleagues at @CST_UK in condemning the online violent threats and physical intimidation directed at Israeli Amb. to the UK @TzipiHotovely…
- While most extremist candidates fared poorly at the polls in this off-year election, some made concerning inroads with voters, accumulating enough votes to raise alarm bells about potential victories in 2022 and beyond…
- This week, we marked 83 years since Kristallnacht, when 1,400+ synagogues were burned to the ground and Jewish lives were taken. These images are such a poignant memorial to what was lost. #WeRemember
IN THE COMMUNITY
- Ways to get involved after antisemitic, racist messages found at central Austin park Tuesday (NBC Austin – Renee Lafair interviewed)
- New details in the arrest of Neo-Nazi leader in Chandler (NBC Phoenix – Marc Krell interviewed)
- UConn great, WNBA star Sue Bird honored by Anti-Defamation League (CT Insider)
ADL IN THE NEWS
Holocaust survivor reflects on antisemitism rise 83 years after Kristallnacht (The Today Show – Oren Segal interviewed)
- Kristallnacht remains a lesson for all time (The Times of Israel – Kenneth Jacobson op-ed)
- VP Harris: When Israel’s Singled Out Because of anti-Jewish Hatred, That’s Antisemitism (Haaretz)
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