Gil Mildar
As the song says, a Latin American with no money in his pocket.

Echoes of Memory: A Journey Through Jewish Resilience and Hope

In the silence of dawn, I ponder the stories of my people, the preserved memories, and those silenced by time. The cities we traverse, alive with the pulse of modernity, still echo the footsteps of our ancestors, evoking a past both glorious and painful.

Many blog readers may not share my political views, but we can find common ground on these issues. I encounter the shadow of antisemitism, a stain spreading across generations, a persistent echo of injustice that refuses to be silenced. Even as the world boasts of progress, this shadow lingers, stealthily creeping through the cracks of twisted discourses and suspicious glances.

As a Jew, I see anti-Zionism as a challenge that distorts the legitimate longing of my people for self-determination. The quest for a home, for safety, has been met with suspicion and accusations as if the right to sovereignty were an absurd request.

Elie Wiesel’s legacy teaches me to transform memory into mission. Not to forget, not to let the world forget, is the foundation of our resistance. Remembrance is an act of defiance against the darkness of oblivion and denial.

Each Jewish generation carries the burden of refuting old slanders, fighting against the tide of prejudices that try to submerge us. Resistance is woven with stories of our persistence, the celebration of our culture, and the unwavering defense of our history.

We are rooted in a past filled with wisdom and pain, but we look to the future with eyes full of hope. The hope is that one-day understanding will blossom, and antisemitism and anti-Zionism will be seen as remnants of an overcome ignorance.

Our contribution to humanity is vast and varied, touching every aspect of civilization. Where there is knowledge, art, science, or philanthropy, there lies the influence of the Jewish people.

We condemn the hatred disguised as political criticism, hiding behind false narratives. Antisemitism is not a debate; it is an unfounded accusation, a denial of our humanity.

Zionism, at its core, is a movement of liberation, a cry for justice. It recognizes that every person has the right to live freely in their land, to cultivate their culture, and to prosper.

We face the world’s indifference with the truth of our experience. We do not ask for compassion but understanding. We seek not privileges but parity.

In a world of conflicting narratives, I affirm my truth. I exist. My history exists. My people exist. And our journey toward peace and justice is unyielding.

And here we remain, in Israel, a land of contradictions and challenges. Even in the face of a regime that sometimes flirts with extremism, we maintain our unshakeable faith that, in the end, Israel will triumph because our struggle is driven by truth and justice.

Thus, I am a guardian of past generations, a beacon for the future. With words and deeds, I contribute to the tapestry of human history, embroidering the promise of a more just tomorrow, a tomorrow of peace.

About the Author
Gil Mildar is a 60-year-old Brazilian who made Aliyah a few years ago. He holds a Law degree from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos in Brazil and a postgraduate degree in Marketing from the Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work in Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and now Israel. For the past 30 years, his focus has been on marketing projects in Latin America.
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