In Each and Every Generation They Rise Up… CAEF Bulletin Jan 29, 2021
Launch of End Jew Hatred Canada
The Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation has partnered with End Jew Hatred to organize peaceful direct action and hold antisemites accountable. You too can join End Jew Hatred Canada.
Below are a few photos from our first direct action. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, members of our EJH Canada Steering Committee held a short, pandemic safe, vigil at the Holocaust Memorial in Earl Bales Park, Toronto. You can read the words of the spokesperson, Anita Bromberg, Co-Chair EJH Canada and President of CAEF.
a view of the memorial from the parking lot, Earl Bales Park
The participants then followed a hearse generously donated by the Clark Family Funeral Coach to the downtown headquarters of Twitter Canada. Ten cars formed a convoy, bearing funeral signs and hazard lights flashing and one car blared out a strong message demanding that Jack Dorsey, President and CEO: ”Deny Holocaust Deniers the use of the Twitter social media platform”. The Co-Chair of EJH Canada, Andria Spindel, read our statement outside of Twitter while a volunteer held the Twitter logo abreast, and others held EJH signs.
Judith Weinroth leading Kaddish prayer
Anita Bromberg, President of CAEF and CoChair of EJH Canada reading remarks about launch of EJH, remembrance, liberation and the message to Twitter CEO
from left, Mark Zimmerman, Judith Weinroth, Anita Bromberg, Tara Steinberg, Andria Spindel
Please see #EndJewHatred's Mission Statement HERE
Read and share this message from former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, whose words ring true today
Lessons of the Holocaust
Former Israeli Prime Minister
First, if an enemy of our people says he seeks to destroy us, believe him. Don’t doubt him for a moment. Don’t make light of it. Do all in your power to deny him the means of carrying out his satanic intent.
Second, when a Jew anywhere is threatened, or under attack, do all in your power to come to his aid. Never pause to wonder what the world will think or say. The world will never pity slaughtered Jews. The world may not necessarily like the fighting Jew, but the world will have to take account of him.
Third, a Jew must learn to defend himself. He must forever be prepared for whenever threat looms.
Fourth, Jewish dignity and honor must be protected in all circumstances. The seeds of Jewish destruction lie in passively enabling the enemy to humiliate us. Only when the enemy succeeds in turning the spirit of the Jew into dust and ashes in life, can he turn the Jew into dust and ashes in death. During the Holocaust it was after the enemy had humiliated the Jews, trampled them underfoot, divided them, deceived them, afflicted them, drove brother against brother, only then could he lead them, almost without resistance, to the gates of Auschwitz. Therefore, at all times and whatever the cost, safeguard the dignity and honor of the Jewish people.
Fifth, stand united in face of the enemy. We Jews love life, for life is holy. But there are things in life more precious than life itself. There are times when one must risk life for the sake of rescuing the lives of others. And when the few risk their own lives for the sake of the many, then they, too, stand the chance of saving themselves.
Sixth, there is a pattern to Jewish history. In our long annals as a nation, we rise, we fall, we return, we are exiled, we are enslaved, we rebel, we liberate ourselves, we are oppressed once more, we rebuild, and again we suffer destruction, climaxing in our own lifetime in the calamity of calamities, the Holocaust, followed by the rebirth of the Jewish State.
Mike Pompeo, former US Secretary of State, tweeted this on January 14,2021:
We suspended funding to UNRWA, which is riddled with waste, fraud & concerns of support to terrorism. UNRWA is not a refugee agency; it’s estimated <200,000 Arabs displaced in 1948 are still alive and most others are not refugees by any rational criteria.
Taxpayers deserve basic truths: most Palestinians under UNRWA’s jurisdiction aren’t refugees, and UNRWA is a hurdle to peace. America supports peace and Palestinian human rights; UNRWA supports neither. It's time to end UNRWA's mandate.
CAEF Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and all Members of the Government of Canada re: the tyranny of UNRWA, funding antisemitism, remembering the Holocaust began with lies about Jews.
Jan 27, 2021
Minister Marc Garneau
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Government of Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Dear Minister Garneau;
On January 23, 2021 it was reported that the agency that Canada funds, to provide relief and re-settlement to so-called Palestinian Arab refugees, continues to use antisemitic, Jew-hatred content in schools under its jurisdiction, just as do all schools directly under the Palestinian Authority.
There is no rationale that the government of Canada can use to justify the horrid, hateful, dangerous incitement that is inherent in this school content that is delivered to children from JK through high school. Please do tell the Jewish community of Canada, and all moral Canadians, how you excuse incitement to kill Jews?
A few days ago, the Israeli organization, the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education, published an explosive report. It confirms that the United Nations relief agency, UNRWA, has produced worksheets for schoolchildren which stir up hatred of Jews and Israel. The facility operates around 370 schools in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem and teaches around 320,000 children and young people there.
It is apparently acceptable to your government to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism, AND fund antisemitism. How convenient. Since antisemitism is not just a passing remark, but the call to terrorism, a call to kill Jews, and is evidenced regularly by the Palestinian Authority which rewards Jew-murderers once jailed for their crimes, it is both incomprehensible and reprehensible that you would consider sending a Canadian dime to those who should instead be held accountable!
Basically, the textbooks of the Palestinian Authority, have long been criticized for their anti-Semitic and violence-glorifying content.
The information below must be taken seriously and it is incumbent on the government to demand to see and thoroughly review all the textbooks and teaching materials used in all the schools funded by or in any way supported by our government and any Canadian NGO.
“The aid organization has now distributed its own supplementary work materials to the students, who should use them for homeschooling in subjects such as Arabic, English and social sciences during the corona pandemic. These include, for example, so-called flash cards. IMPACT-se has evaluated the documents and has come to the conclusion that they too are “permeated with hatred and encouragement to jihad, violence and martyrdom”. The material produced by UNRWA is “in places more extremist than the material from the Palestinian Authority that it supplements”. Israel does not exist on maps; in other places the Jewish state is only mentioned as a “Zionist occupier”.
In addition, there are often positive references to jihad; for example in sentences such as “We will defend the motherland with our blood”, “The Palestinians are lions in the fight against the enemy” or “Jihad is one of the doors to paradise”.
Habithonistim, Helps Keep Jews Safe Everywhere
General Amir Avivi presents the background and important work of one of the newest NGO’s in Israel, Habithonistim, Protecting Jews around the World by assessing security for the land, short and long term, by providing evidence-based recommendations, coordinating with the Military Establishment, and educating security. This is one special webinar that everyone must listen to! You can download the document, How to Navigate the New Middle East, Recommendations to the Biden Administration here.
CAEF was thrilled to Co-sponsor the virtual program #BREAKFREE presented by Club Z and Combat Antisemitism
Watch Jewish Teens tell the Truth about Antisemitism, Zionism and Jewish Rights
More Truths from Teens
Last week we featured a video by Jennifer Karlan in which she explains Zionism. She is MY HERO. Here is an article Jennifer wrote in April 2020 for Jewish Journal that will as she states, “surprise and liberate you”.
Support the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism— YOU Can and YOU Can make a Difference
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism has emerged as a key guideline for organizations including European countries and educational institutions to understand harassment, intimidation, and denigration of Jews and supporters of Israel.
In Britain, the IHRA definition has been adopted by the universities of Birmingham, Exeter, Oxford, and Sheffield, as well as by a number of football clubs in the top tier Premier League, with the exception of Sheffield United.
The International Legal Forum has launched a global campaign to gain support from across many sectors of society for the adoption of IHRA. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has joined in supporting this campaign for endorsement and asked every organization to sign as has CAEF.
Here is the letter and form, please sign.
We urge every Jewish organization, academic, politician, professional, student and everyone else as well, to support this call for support of IHRA. We must counter the lies and the NO IHRA campaigns that are promoted by others, such as Independent Jewish Voices, and disavow their association with the Jewish community. They are spreading lies about IHRA and thus serving the enemies of Zion, the enemies of the Jewish people.