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This past week many antisemitic incidents occurred throughout the world. Vandalism, assaults and fire kites continue to plague the Jewish people worldwide.
In France, the Statue of Liberty and the Crocodile Statue were vandalized with a swastika and other hateful language. Later that week, a Rabbi in Argentina was beaten by three men as they shouted antisemitic slurs at him.
As Antisemitism is on the rise, it is even more important to advocate for Holocaust education in schools, in order to really spread awareness and understanding of the Holocaust. This past week, Oregon was the 11th state in the U.S. to pass the requirement of public schools to teach about the Holocaust, and hopefully it won't be the last.
Oregon is the 11th State to Require Schools to Teach Holocaust Education
Oregon lawmakers add Holocaust education to required school curriculum https://t.co/mEJl4uwpQS— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) May 28, 2019
At OJMCHE we believe that by learning about the consequences of discrimination and hatred we can inspire the students of today to become the leaders of tomorrow and promote a culture of inclusiveness to prevent future genocides.— OJMCHE (@ORJewishMuseum) May 28, 2019
Israel’s Border with Gaza Attacked with Fire Kites this Weekend, Destroying Several Forests and Fields
Fire is the new terror weapon: More than 2,000 fires have been set in southern Israel and 8,700 acres burned between May 2018 and May 2019. https://t.co/HhmZqcDd50— Hananya Naftali (@HananyaNaftali) June 9, 2019
And the hamas send these balloons that fire Israel’s forests... pic.twitter.com/MgOU3aXHDT— keren moses (@keren20022) June 9, 2019
Monuments in Poiters, France Desecrated with Antisemitic Graffiti
Des actes minables et ignobles cette nuit à Poitiers. Où va la France 🇫🇷 de mon enfance? J’espère que les auteurs seront identifiés. J’appelle les parlementaires à un durcissement des sanctions concernant les actes Nazistes sur notre territoire. pic.twitter.com/YYAqaOk49y— Romain Bonnet (@RomainBonnet15) May 30, 2019
La bêtise revient souiller nos murs et nos morts.— Sacha Houlié (@SachaHoulie) May 30, 2019
Du cimetière de Quatzenheim à Poitiers, nous assistons à une résurgence de l'antisémitisme inédite depuis 1945, je condamne avec force ces actes graves.
C'est inacceptable. Nous n'aurons aucune complaisance face à ce mal. https://t.co/ocMtKUjL7z
Rabbi Shlomo in Argentina beaten by three men as they shouted antisemitic insults
Our prayers are with Rabbi Shlomo Tawil of Rosario, Argentina for this apparent anti-Semitic attack while returning from Synagogue on Shavuot. As local authorities investigate we hope they can swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. https://t.co/GYmgiOwyKa via @timesofisrael— Sharon S. Nazarian (@sharon_nazarian) June 11, 2019
Nechama Rivlin, wife of President Rivlin, passed away
The Foreign Ministry mourns the loss of Nechama Rivlin, the wife of President Rivlin.— Israel Foreign Ministry (@IsraelMFA) June 4, 2019
Her compassion and love for her nation will be greatly missed.
We send @PresidentRuvi and his entire family our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
May her memory be a blessing. pic.twitter.com/lDhyBQHi5m
Devastating news as Nehama Rivlin, President Rivlin’s wife, has passed away . Deepest condolences to our President and the Rivlin family . Mrs. Rivlin was a wonderful person . She will be sorely missed by all. pic.twitter.com/HGPVAo9CLY— Emmanuel Nahshon (@EmmanuelNahshon) June 4, 2019
We hope everyone celebrating had a happy Shavout with lots of cheesecake!
מקווה שכל רות תתקבל לעם היהודי בכבוד חם. אולי דוד עתידי תלוי בה!— Danny Ayalon (@DannyAyalon) June 7, 2019
שבת שלום וחג שבועות שמח. pic.twitter.com/STpFbxiGaF
Awesome: Muslims celebrating Eid in Jerusalem, Israel. Tens of Muslim IDF soldiers served at checkpoints, providing both sweets and security.— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) June 9, 2019
In return, let us wish our Jewish brothers & sisters a Happy #Shavout. May you receive the Torah with a joyful spirit and much happiness! pic.twitter.com/h3uWHs7zi3
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