Resolution on Global Antisemitism

Posted on: Tuesday March 26, 2019

Whereas the hatred of Jews is almost as ancient as Judaism itself and

Whereas the Anti-Defamation League’s 2015 Global 100 survey found that more than one billion humans harbor antisemitic feelings and has determined that one-quarter of Western Europeans, one-third of Eastern Europeans, and three-quarters of Middle Easterners hate Jews, and

Whereas a recent poll has revealed that one-third of Europeans know little or nothing about the Holocaust and

Whereas the State of Israel is unfairly singled out by the United Nations for opprobrium and anti-Zionist rhetoric is often used to mask antisemitic sentiment, and

Whereas antisemitic attacks in France, including 80 attempted murders, rose by 74% in one year and

Whereas dozens of anti-Semites chanted “Jews will not replace us” at an uprising in Charlottesville that resulted in the murder of an innocent bystander and

Whereas Jews in Malmö, Sweden have endured hundreds of antisemitic attacks and incidents and

Whereas Dutch soccer fans regularly chant antisemitic slogans at games such as “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the Gas” and “Jews Burn Best,” and;

Whereas the Community Security Trust in the United Kingdom recently declared that British Jews live in a “general atmosphere of intolerance and prejudice”;

Therefore be it resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly should press the United Nations to condemn antisemitism in no uncertain terms; and

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly should urge governments to educate their populations about the reality of the Holocaust and the dangers of antisemitism; and

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly call upon countries to punish public acts of hatred in accordance with their laws; and

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly should partner with Jewish organizations across the political and religious spectrums to create a high energy, global, digital effort to fight antisemitism in the minds of the next generation.

Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly be in touch with its member colleagues in an effort to be attuned to trends regarding antisemitism around the world.