The Fellowship Calls on Government to Speak Out Against Anti-Semitism
The Fellowship | February 28, 2017
Stand for Israel has kept you abreast of the latest wave of bomb threats to Jewish institutions across the U.S., as well as the most recent acts of anti-Semitic violence and vandalism. Now, The Jerusalem Post’s Danielle Ziri reports that The Fellowship is calling for Christians and Jews to unite against anti-Semitism, and in urging the government to speak out against this worrying trend:
Jewish organizations expressed their outrage on Monday after yet another rash of bomb threats called into Jewish Community Centers and Jewish day schools and called federal authorities to speak out against the phenomenon.
Some 21 such incidents were recorded on Monday affecting 13 JCCs and seven Jewish day schools in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
This latest wave of threats comes after over five others in January and February, with a total of 89 incidents at 72 locations in 30 states and 1 Canadian province.
In addition, two Jewish cemeteries were vandalized in the past week, in St. Louis and Philadelphia…
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which has 1.6 million Christian donors in North America and around the world, also issued a statement condemning the latest anti-Semitic attacks nationwide, urging Christians and Jews to “build bridges in response to hatred.”
“We have heard from so many of our Christian brothers and sisters expressing their profound dismay at the recent rise of anti-Semitic and hate crimes nationwide, and offering their love and support,” President and founder of The Fellowship, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein said. “Hatred only reinforces our mutual determination and resolution to continue building bridges between Christians, Jews, and other faith communities, each and every day, to counter anti-Jewish bigotry.”
Through a social media campaign, the Fellowship has collected more than 10,000 signatures from Christians condemning anti-Semitism in a letter titled “We stand with the Jewish community against anti-Semitism”. The group plans to ultimately present the statement to President Donald Trump…