Editorial: Antisemitism has to be called out wherever and whenever it shows up, it is a cancer in our society.
While some in the media will write off the Antifa protests in D.C. as nothing more than a few thousand anarchists and a few fringe activists being incited by neo-nazis, I have a different take.
I suggest we instead recognize that it is a grassroots movement built by and for the Jewish people of America.
The organizers of the event at the Washington State Holocaust Memorial Center call their gathering “The Jewish Fighting Forces Against Antisemitism.”
According to a press release from the event:
“The Jewish Fighting Forces Against Antisemitism is an effort to show the strength and courage of America’s Jewish community in the face of hate, and is being organized by Rabbi Alissa Wise, the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Washington, in partnership with the Washington State Holocaust Museum.”
The Washington State Holocaust Memorial Center is not a partisan organization. It was created in 1972 to provide a place for the people of Washington State to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and the WWII internments.
The Washington Holocaust Memorial Center was the only organization to provide the location for the United Jewish Appeal and the B’nai B’rith to send money for the Holocaust.
The Washington State Holocaust Memorial Center opened in 1972, which is six years before the United Jewish Appeal.
The Washington Holocaust Memorial Center is the only museum in existence that honors the Holocaust victims of the Seattle area, as well as the people in D.C. who died in battle.
The Washington Holocaust Memorial Center does not provide a partisan political position; it is a place where people can come together to honor the memory of those lost during the Holocaust.
If you feel attacked or have been attacked, go to a place of healing. Find yourself a place where you can be supported, encouraged, and encouraged to tell your story.
The Jewish Fighting Forces against Antisemitism is not a partisan event.
Antisemitism in America has to be called out whenever it shows up.
If you feel attacked, go to a place of support where you will be encouraged to tell your story in a safe environment.
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