October 21, 2021
THE WEEK’S BIG 3
A local chapter of the environmentalist group Sunrise Movement said it won’t march in a voting rights rally in Washington because some of the participating groups are Zionist. A Denver high school was targeted with graffiti displaying messages of hate, antisemitism, racism and homophobia over the weekend, and a Jewish private school had a window smashed and its electricity cut off. With the third anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting approaching, community leaders, government officials, and experts gathered in Pittsburgh this week for the inaugural Eradicate Hate Global Summit.
- Climate Activist Group Refuses to March in DC with Jewish, Zionist Groups
“The D.C. chapter of the environmentalist group Sunrise Movement said it won’t march in a voting rights rally in Washington on Saturday because some of the participating groups profess Zionism, or support for a Jewish homeland in Israel. Sunrise took aim at three Jewish American groups in its statement Wednesday: the Jewish Council on Public Affairs, the National Council of Jewish Women and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.” Religion News Service: READ MORE
+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: This is the vilification of Jewish nationhood and a litmus test for all who support it. This is antisemitic – plain and simple.
- Two Denver Schools Targeted with Antisemitic, Racist Vandalism
“Just a mile down the road, an individual or multiple suspects threw a rock through one of the windows at the Denver Academy of Torah and damaged an electrical box, police said in a statement. The Anti-Defamation League reported that when a neighbor confronted the suspect, the individual shouted an antisemitic slur.” Greeley Tribune, CO: FULL STORY
+ WATCH: ADL Mountain States Regional Director Scott Levin on CBS Denver
+ ADL Resource: H.E.A.T. Map
- Pittsburgh Hosts Inaugural Eradicate Hate Summit
“The Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2021 hosted more than 100 experts on hate and extremism. They were charged not only with sharing their expertise, but with spending the next year working on specific ‘deliverables’ which will be evaluated at next year’s summit.” Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle/JTA: LEARN MORE
+ READ: Jonathan Greenblatt Remarks to the Eradicate Hate Global Summit
+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: Proud to have been able to join with Pres. Bush, @GovRidge and WA Gov Gary Locke this afternoon at Pittsburgh’s #EradicateHate summit. Amazing showing of bipartisan support in the struggle against #antisemitism and hate.
KEY ADL SOCIAL STATEMENTS
- Gab’s latest series of toxic and antisemitic tweets demonstrate CEO Andrew Torba’s dedication to not only enabling hate on Gab, but also to amplifying it on other platforms…
- Hmmm, a big company is attempting a rebrand in the face of mountains of controversy after knowingly peddling a harmful product… Where have we seen this before?
- Misgendering someone with incorrect pronouns or using the wrong name can feel disrespectful, harmful and even unsafe. On #PronounsDay and beyond, use our resource to understand and reflect on the importance of pronouns…
IN THE COMMUNITY
- Texas school administrator told teachers to include Holocaust books with 'opposing' views when explaining new state law (CNN’s Newsroom with Ana Cabrera – Cheryl Drazin interviewed)
- Advocates Welcome FBI's Anti-Hate Crime Effort, Saying Cases Are Dramatically Underreported (WGBH Radio, Boston)
- Critics bash Cobb resolution on anti-Semitism, racism (Axios)
ADL IN THE NEWS
- American victims of the Second Intifada want the Supreme Court to review their case suing British bank over transfer of Palestinian funds (JTA)
- Opinion: The cowardice of Senate Republicans blocking a qualified Muslim’s confirmation (The Washington Post)
- He’s South Dakota’s ‘Most Conservative Lawmaker.’ Is He Also an Oath Keeper? (Rolling Stone Magazine)
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