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June 21st marks 55 years since the murders of civil rights defenders James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. They were killed for helping African Americans register to vote in Mississippi. We must honor their legacy and stand in solidarity with minorities anywhere.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a half-year report on hate crimes in New York City. Disturbingly, hate crimes are up more than 80% and more than half of the crimes in the city were antisemitic. No minority should ever feel unsafe walking the streets of NYC.
Israel is one of the world's leaders in humanitarian aid. Over the past year, the Jewish nation has helped disaster-stricken communities in more than a dozen countries. When emergencies strike, Israel is always there to lend a helping hand. Read more: http://bit.ly/2KA0eg4
11 US states have already ensured that the Holocaust is taught in their public schools. Will your state be next? Write your representative today and make sure the Holocaust is taught in your schools: bit.ly/2IjaSVX
Israel is World's StartUp Nation
There are currently 539 multinational companies from 35 different companies with offices in Israel. After 71 years, it also has more IPOs per capita than any other country.
A recent study revealed that there were 1,879 recorded antisemitic incidents in the United States in 2018.
Of these incidents, 344 antisemitic incidents took place in K-12 schools last year. Write your representative in support of the Never Again Education Act to grant funds to provide Holocaust education in American schools: bit.ly/2HkE9jA
Antisemitic incidents in Belgium have nearly doubled since last year.
In 2018, there were over 100 incidents in total. Even more shocking is that 39% of Belgium's Jews have reported being harassed just for being Jewish. Read more: http://bit.ly/2WrrCDi
A new survey by the Claims Conference found critical gaps in Holocaust knowledge in Austria. Disturbingly, the majority of those polled did not know six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. Read more: http://www.claimscon.org/austria-study/
The FBI has reported more than a 17% rise in hate crimes across America. The annual report showed there 7,175 bias crimes which targeted 8.493 victims based on their race, religion, and sexual orientation. Read more: http://bit.ly/2ISYYVx
Antisemitism is rising for Jews in Europe, according to the latest survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. According to the report, roughly 89% of the European Jews surveyed said antisemitism is a problem in their country. Read more: http://bit.ly/2FBwBIy
The Holocaust memorial in Trikala, Greece was established in December to commemorate the 50 Jews from the city who perished in Auschwitz. Sadly, Trikala's Holocaust memorial was vandalized 3 times in March. Read more: https://antisemitism.org.il/143107
It has been one year since, Hamas launched the Great March of Return, a "peaceful" protest against Israel that was anything but peaceful. The people of Gaza should be allowed to decide how they spend their time, rather than being forced to incite violence on the border. Watch the video: http://bit.ly/2uAxk6u
Last year, Hamas launched a campaign called the Great March of Return, a supposedly "peaceful" protest against Israel. It's anything but:
⚫ 2,000 violent incidents
⚫ 694 explosives devices
⚫ 9,000 acres of burned
⚫ 1,323 rockets fired into Israel
It is not a peaceful demonstration. Stay informed before they march again tomorrow.
90% of European Jews say antisemitism has increased in their home countries in the past five years. Read more:http://bit.ly/2FBwBIy
The Netherlands in 2018 saw a 19 percent increase in recorded anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 to a record 230 cases. The Center for Information and Documentation recorded 135 real-life incidents (those that did not occur online). There were 113 real-life incidents reported in 2017. Read more: http://bit.ly/2TpOayO
Nearly 90 percent of French Jewish students said they have experienced anti-Semitic abuse on campus, a new poll found. Disturbingly 20% of these students said they also suffered an antisemitic physical assault on campus. Read more: http://bit.ly/2FpJ9Tj
Thousands of years ago, the land that is modern-day Israel was renowned for its wine. The numerous ancient wine materials still being discovered today show just how much wine was produced this part of the world. In the mid-1980s, there were only about 15 active wineries in the country but today, there are more than 250. Read more: http://bit.ly/2tPYcis
There are 56 countries in the world with a Muslim majority, 49 countries with a Catholic majority, 4 nations with a Hindu majority, but only ONE with a Jewish majority. Read more: http://bit.ly/2TekPfw
According Imam Mohamad Tawhidi, every year over 300 Imams receive monetary grants from the state of Israel. Read more: http://bit.ly/2TmGYaF
Israel is the 10th healthiest country in the world according to a new index by Bloomberg. The study ranks 169 countries according to factors that contribute to health such as eating habits, primary care, life expectancy, tobacco use, and obesity. Read more: https://bloom.bg/2U9DfKZ
In 2018, there was a 74% rise in antisemitism in France. This is alarming and unacceptable. We join Le Crif, the umbrella organization of French Jewish organizations, in calling for a national effort to combat antisemitism. We hope the French government will not only condemn these acts, but also bring the perpetrators to justice. Read more: http://bit.ly/2GnN3Ok
Last week, the WJC report released a detailed report exposing on social media the antisemitic nature of the ultra-nationalist promoters and participants of the Lukov March in Bulgaria. The report found that Lukov March Facebook page has dozens of antisemitic posts denying the Holocaust and calling for violence against Jews. Read more: http://bit.ly/2GdBJUA
On BBC breakfast, Israeli Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai responded to calls to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv by saying "Boycotting isn't the answer!" Watch here and share this fact: http://bit.ly/2BwC0hL
Every February a torch-lit demonstration draws neo-Nazis from across Europe to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia in honor of General Hristo Lukov. General Hristo Lukov, a Nazi collaborator helped send 11,300 Jews to their deaths in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka. Read more: http://bit.ly/2GdBJUA
Compared to countries with human rights violations through the roofs, where people are imprisoned, tortured and murdered by their own governments, Israel is not a contender. Yet somehow, countries like North Korea whose population is starved by its own government in preference of military technology has 1 resolution against it. Syria, whose population has suffered enormous losses through its civil war and has had between 367,965–560,000 deaths heavily organized by government led organized also receives only 1 resolution against it. Then why then does Israel have 21 resolutions passed against it only in 2018? There is inherent bias in the United Nations against Israel and it is not being addressed. It is time to address this toxic bias. Source: https://www.unwatch.org/en/
Nearly half of 557 respondents in a survey of Dutch Jews said they were afraid of identifying publicly as Jewish. Of the respondents, 43 percent said they take active steps to hide their Jewish identity, such as wear a hat over their kippah or hide Star of David pendants. Read more: https://bit.ly/2QpWZes
The NYPD reported that New York City has experienced a 22 percent increase in hate crimes against Jewish people so far this year:. In 2018 there were 159 incidents compared to 130 incident during the same period of 2017. Read more: https://bloom.bg/2RWKjcl
In the past day, Hamas terrorists have fired over 400 rockets at southern Israel, in a deliberate attempt to terrify residents and inflict maximum damage. So far over 60 innocent Israelis have been injured and one person was killed. These cowardly acts of terror must stop immediately. Read more: http://bit.ly/2T6qn8e
With global life expectancy on the rise, Israelis in the year 2040 are projected to live among the longest, on average, on the planet, according to data from the University of Washington. At an expected 84.4, Israelis will be ranked seventh in the world in longevity, moving up from their current 13th place spot (82.1)! Read more: http://bit.ly/2D21hTi
Israel has been ranked number five overall on this year’s Bloomberg Innovation Index, an annual ranking of countries that measures performance in research and development, tech, education, patents, and other marks regarding technology prowess. Fifth place marks a dramatic rise over Israel's 30th place last year. Read more: Bloomberg Innovation Index
Every year Iran transfers $100 million to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the two main Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. The money is divided as follows: $70 million is transferred to Hamas, while Islamic Jihad gets $30 million. The majority of these funds are used by the two organizations to further bolster the military wings of the terrorist organizations, instead of aiding the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. Read more: http://bit.ly/2RkYhoS
Ahed Tamimi, the PA teenager from the village of Nabi Saleh who served an eight month prison sentence for attacking IDF soldiers, visited France in order to increase public support for Palestine and opposition to Israel. During her speech, Tamimi openly called for the destruction of Israel. Read more: http://bit.ly/2NZRl2v
On September 16, a Palestinian stabbed Ari Fuld, a dual US-Israel citizen and father of four. Fuld heroically pursued his assailant after he had been stabbed, shooting the terrorist before finally succumbing to his wounds. But now while Fuld's family mourns their husband, father, brother, and son, the terrorist's family will be paid more than 1,400 NIS/Month as a reward for the murder. Read more: http://bit.ly/2NTPVpx
Israeli security services documented 255 attacks during the month of July in 2018, including 11 in Jerusalem, Shin Bet said in its monthly report. The number of terrorist attacks targeting Israelis in July increased by 15 percent over June where was 220 terror incidents were recorded. Read more: http://bit.ly/2xjSMhR
Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics released data ahead of Rosh Hashannah showing that 89% of Israelis are satisfied with their lives, more than half exercise regularly, and life expectancy is still one of highest in the world. Read more: bit.ly/2LZGBLB
The Boycott, Divest and Sanctions campaign against Israel has been categorized as anti-Semitic by the Berlin State Office for the Protection of the Constitution, an institution which monitors anti-democratic activities across the political spectrum in Berlin. The office's annual report for 2017, released last week, “refers to a grey area” between “legitimate criticism of Israeli politics to anti-Zionist anti-Semitism.” Read more: bit.ly/2LVNoFZ
According to UNESCO, Israel is the 2nd ranked country in the world in terms of research and development spending. Israel is thus a key country in promoting global progress towards achieving United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals Read more: http://bit.ly/2ChKk7M
The IDF does not receive enough international credit for their work helping those in need, regardless of their location. No matter the extent of the disaster, Israel's humanitarian missions have consistently saved thousands and thousands of lives. Over the years, the IDF sent 27 humanitarian missions around the world. Read more: http://bit.ly/2wqRSj5