It is time to stop talking! It is time to start acting!

The growth in anti-Semitic acts throughout the world is intolerable and the American and International Jewish Communities need to act quickly, strongly and unified.

Yes, it is important that we put pressure on our International, Federal, State and local governments to aggressively fight these destructive acts. It is also time to stop criticizing the Trump Administration. We need it on our side. You don’t get support when all you do is complain. Dayenu!

Having said that, our International and National Jewish Organizations MUST take the lead. We MUST show that fighting anti-Semitism is our number one priority. We MUST fight it as strongly as possible and as one unified International Jewish community.

Statements from International and National Jewish agencies and organizations are nowhere near enough. There must be an immediate international meeting of all major organizations, convened by the World Jewish Congress and the Conference of Presidents, representing the International and American Jewish communities, to develop an immediate plan of action. If we do not do this we will be publicly saying that this is not the number one crises that it has become.

One way to act, here in the USA, is to put our money where our mouths are. The American Jewish Community, as a whole, should offer a very significant reward ($100,000+) for the capture and successful prosecution of those involved.

It is time to stop talking. It is time to start acting!

About the Author
Paul Jeser born in the Bronx in 1945 has been a member of the Jewish Communal Service and a Jewish fundraising professional since 1972. Although not an ordained Rabbi, he organized and ran a Jewish Chaplaincy program in the United States Army in Augsburg, Germany (1969-71). Jeser was an officer with a drug rehabilitation center in Vietnam (1971-72) during which time he was awarded a Bronze Star. In May, 2006, the Hebrew Union College, Institute of Jewish Religion, presented Mr. Jeser the Sherut L’Am award in recognition of his decades of service to the Jewish People. He returned this award to HUC in protest to what he believed to be anti-Israel activities.
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