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Numerous Jewish organizations to protest the rise of anti-Semitism

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The event, titled: “No Fear – A Rally in Solidarity with the Jewish People,” is supported by dozens of Jewish organizations, including the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), B’nai B’rith International, the American Jewish Committee , the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Agency, and others.

“We come together to stand in solidarity with the Jewish people; stand up against anti-Semitism and for Jewish security, dignity and peace around the world,” the event’s website reads.

“We are against all hatred. We know that we cannot really defeat anti-Semitism if we allow other forms of hatred in our midst. This coalition has come together across ideological divides, but our stance on hate is united and absolute,” the organizers wrote.

“This coalition will not tolerate expressions of racism, Islamophobia, misogyny, classism, competence, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia or any other hatred,” she added. “We recognize that when we talk about inclusion, we’re not just talking about being good neighbors or being good allies, but also about being inclusive for our own Jewish community.”

Among the confirmed speakers at the event are Elisha Wiesel, the son of the late Elie Wiesel; Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh; Ron Halber, Executive Director at the Greater Washington JCRC; Norm Coleman, chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition; and Ron Klein, president of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, among others.
Meanwhile, several Jewish leaders called on the Biden administration to appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, a position that has yet to be filled since the president took office.

“Nominating and confirming the special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism as soon as possible is a top priority for the Jewish community,” said William Daroff, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. “Given the rise in anti-Semitism around the world, it is essential that the envoy is on the scene without further delay,” he added.

“As someone who has worked in Washington for several decades, I can attest that it often takes new governments many months to fill key positions. In fact, it took the last government 15 months to appoint their special envoy,” he noted.

“I am hopeful that the new government, which has not yet crossed the six-month mark, will soon announce its candidate so that he or she can get to work fighting the odious scourge of anti-Semitism.”

Hadassah’s national president, Rhoda Smolow, told The Jerusalem Post in a statement that “Hadassah is deeply concerned about the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic violence in the US and around the world. We regularly make recommendations on actions that can and should be taken.” to reverse this trend.

“One of the steps the Biden administration needs to take is to appoint an ambassador to combat anti-Semitism and a liaison with the White House Jewish community,” she said.

“We look forward to making agreements, but in the meantime, the work of the special envoy and the Biden administration continues,” Smolow said. “In fact, Hadassah had a very productive meeting with top officials in the special envoy’s office this week and we are in regular contact with White House officials.”

The CEO of the Jewish Federations, Eric Fingerhut, told the Post that “the Biden administration has been a receptive and open partner to the Jewish community. As we have consistently said, both an anti-Semitism envoy at the State Department and a Jewish liaison are important in combating global anti-Semitism and in promoting clear channels of communication between the Jewish community and the White House.

“With the alarming rise in anti-Jewish rhetoric and hate crimes, we ask our government leaders to use all available tools to fight anti-Semitism.”

On July 20, JFNA will host the Cabinet Activation Against Antisemitism, calling for a doubling of the Nonprofit Security Grant to $360 million. Several congressmen are expected to attend the event, which will also focus on anti-Semitism on campus and how to combat it.

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