Valin Posted July 29, 2014 Share Posted July 29, 2014 Times of Israel: Eylon Aslan-Levy July 29 2014 Antisemitism is back. Not that it ever went away, but it has stopped hiding. From synagogues firebombed in Paris, ‘Jews to the gas!’ chanted in Berlin, swastikas daubed in Rome and vile antisemitic abuse over social media just about everywhere, Jew-hatred can no longer be ignored. The problem is so grave that all major British newspapers have covered it, and the Sunday Times made it its front page story. The situation — credit to the antisemites — is scary. That’s why I’ve founded the Everyday Antisemitism Project. The idea is to encourage Jews to share their experiences of antisemitic abuse, no matter how minor. If it is counts under the popular EU working definition, it will be uploaded. You can fill in the form on the website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The initiative is inspired by Laura Bates’s wildly popular Everyday Sexism Project, which invites women to share their daily experiences of sexism, to make it impossible for people to turn a blind eye to such mistreatment. (Snip) In English, we say ‘never again’ — but the Hebrew expresses this sentiment much better: Lo od (לא עוד) – no more. Never again must there be another genocide — but also no more should we put up with any of this hatred and bigotry. Enough is enough is enough. So this project aims to expose the sheer abundance of antisemitism in our societies, in order to pressure governments to treat combatting antisemitism as a priority: not to mitigate the harms by supporting communal security organisations, but to eradicate it at root. And if antisemitism cannot be eradicated, then to give it a damn good try. (Snip) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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