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On campus anti-Semitism

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, had strong words late Saturday night in response to the shooting attack at Congregation Chabad of Poway in California on the Sabbath.

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“The words, the demonstrators and the cartoons turn into shootings against worshipers in synagogues,” Danon pointed out.

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The comment referenced anti-Semitic political cartoons published by mainstream U.S. newspapers (albeit retracted once protests were lodged), the numerous anti-Semitic tropes used by freshmen U.S. members of Congress in political attacks, and the increasing numbers of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish demonstrations held on university campuses and at other sites; even at the site of the recent 2019 Policy Conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

“Anti-Semitism continues to raise its head and take victims,” Danon said. “This is the time for action, for a determined war and not for weak and hollow condemnations that allow the forces of hate to revive dark periods in history.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.