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A Call to Fight Antisemitism

Photo courtesy of Ben Raab, New York

The last two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind, a journey that neither of us anticipated but one that has left an indelible mark on me. I had the privilege of being part of a private, exclusive delegation to the United States, and the experiences I had were nothing short of extraordinary.

Our mission was straightforward, yet profoundly meaningful: to share our story of survival, providing a firsthand account of the events that transpired on that unforgettable day, October 7th. But it was also about telling the story of Israel, a nation that has faced unimaginable challenges and yet continues to thrive and stand strong.

During our time in D.C., I had the incredible opportunity to meet with senators, congressmen, and other top decision-makers. These meetings were enlightening, reinforcing the importance of dialogue, and understanding in addressing complex issues.

One of the most significant takeaways from this experience is the realization that people are hungry for authentic news and genuine stories. They are weary of sensationalized headlines and radical propaganda. Instead, they yearn for narratives from survivors and those who live in regions affected by the stories. Our firsthand accounts can bridge the gap between perceptions and reality.

What’s even more remarkable is the global reach of our mission. We had the chance to share our message with the world through some of the biggest international media channels, including Fox News, CNN, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Sun, RAI 1 in Italy, and Greece National. Moreover, our social media presence garnered over half a million views and integration across various platforms.

Now, why am I sharing this with you? Because, now more than ever, it’s crucial that we stand up and fight antisemitism. It’s not just a problem for one group; it’s a wave of hate that starts with the Jews but can easily become a tsunami wave spreading like cancer across the world. This is radical extremism, and it’s a threat we must confront decisively. Israel has been on the front lines of the battle against Islamic Jihad for years, and it’s not just fighting for its own survival but for the security and values of Europe and the Western world as well.

As I entered my second phase of this speaking tour was at the university campuses of NYU, Columbia, Yale, and last Princeton. If you turn on the television witnessing the vile protests on campuses, in the classroom, and on the streets against Jews not only in the US but worldwide is appalling. 

Protestors lack the credible evidence to defend Hamas for their despicable atrocities that will never be forgotten consistent with those actions taken by the Nazis. What these thugs did to innocent people is swept under the rug. Now, Israel is taking the fight to the world to remove this cancer from the Middle East, and they will succeed. Unlike other countries, Israelis are in total support of the IDF for its actions to rid this terror group from Gaza. Gazans will be thanking Israel!

The issue about the Palestinian Authority (PA) falls in line with what is happening today. There remains a huge terror cell in the West Bank, areas that are governed by the PA. This is no better than the Hamas. What many don’t know is that the PA has turned down five peace deals that started with giving them a far bigger slice of the territory of Israel eventually giving both Arafat and Abbas exactly what they asked for, and still they turned it down. Slogans on the street stating to remove Jews from the region is exactly the psychobabble that the PA has been indoctrinating little babies. Even in their schoolbooks, they don’t recognize Israel but rather reward those who kill Jews. I just heard that the US universities are talking about killing Jews. 

But the crazy thing is I wait for one person, who is fluent in history and Islam to point out to me of who are the Palestinians. In fact, they were never a group but rather a marketing tool to promote their cause. Even the Quran doesn’t mention Jerusalem which lays support for why Arabs pray with their backs toward Jerusalem. Their famous mosque sits on the first and second temple for the Jews Why? Jews have a 3500-year history in Israel and the Palestinians are no more than a myth an avenue to rid the Jews of Israel and to use this cause as an umbrella to seek the pity of politicians to raise capital to fund these crooked PAs who hoard the money and is not spent as was intended.  

This hatred needs to be dialed down and without a strong US president, the world is looking at this as a window to take domination and influence. 

So, what can we do about it?

Raise Awareness: Share stories and information about antisemitism and its consequences.

Support Anti-hate Organizations: Contribute to or volunteer with organizations dedicated to combating hate and discrimination.

Promote Dialogue: Encourage conversations that foster understanding and bridge gaps between different communities.

Advocate for Legislation: Support policies and laws that address hate crimes and discrimination.

Be Vigilant Online: Report and flag online content that promotes hate speech.

Remember the Past: Keep the memory of historical events, like the Holocaust, alive to prevent them from happening again.

It’s time to stand together, confront antisemitism, and ensure that the values of tolerance, diversity, and compassion prevail in our society.

It’s time to stand together, confront antisemitism, and ensure that the values of tolerance, diversity, and compassion prevail in our society.

The last two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind, a journey that none of us anticipated but one that has left an indelible mark on me. I had the privilege of being part of a private, exclusive delegation to the United States, and the experiences I had were nothing short of extraordinary.

Our mission was straightforward, yet profoundly meaningful: to share our story of survival, providing a firsthand account of the events that transpired on that unforgettable day, October 7th. But it was also about telling the story of Israel, a nation that has faced unimaginable challenges and yet continues to thrive and stand strong.

During our time in D.C., I had the incredible opportunity to meet with senators, congressmen, and other top decision-makers. These meetings were enlightening, reinforcing the importance of dialogue and understanding in addressing complex issues.

One of the most significant takeaways from this experience is the realization that people are hungry for authentic news and genuine stories. They are weary of sensationalized headlines and radical propaganda. Instead, they yearn for narratives from survivors and those who live in regions affected by the stories. Our firsthand accounts can bridge the gap between perceptions and reality.

What’s even more remarkable is the global reach of our mission. We had the chance to share our message with the world through some of the biggest international media channels, including Fox News, CNN, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Sun, RAI 1 in Italy, and Greece National. Moreover, our social media presence garnered over half a million views and integration across various platforms.

Now, why am I sharing this with you? Because, now more than ever, it’s crucial that we stand up and fight antisemitism. It’s not just a problem for one group; it’s a wave of hate that starts with the Jews but can easily become a tsunami wave spreading like cancer across the world. This is radical extremism, and it’s a threat we must confront decisively. Israel has been on the front lines of the battle against Islamic Jihad for years, and it’s not just fighting for its own survival but for the security and values of Europe and the Western world as well.

About the Author
Yoni Diller is an Israeli terror attack survivor and advocate who focuses on Jewish resilience, fighting antisemitism, Israeli affairs, and geopolitics. He has a degree in political science and extensive experience in leadership, activism, and public speaking.
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