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Progressive Feminist Group Calls on Democratic Party to Adopt Definition of Antisemitism

A liberal women's rights group is calling on the Democratic National Committee to adopt an official definition of antisemitism to combat a "rising tide" of anti-Jewish discrimination in the party.

How the New ‘WoMen for All’ is Fighting Anti Semitism and So Much More

How the New 'WoMen for All' is Fighting Anti Semitism and So Much More

Issuing a Petition Urging Democrats accept the IHRA definition for anti-semitism https://www.change.org/p/democratic-national-committee-democrats-say-no-to-antisemitism * Offering authentic inclusiveness at future progressive and Democrat Marches https://women4all.org/sistermarches/ Editor's Note: In the wake of the horrible massacre-leaving 11 dead and six others injured-during a bris service at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we are calling attention to the [...]

100-plus Jewish, pro-Israel groups call on higher-ed leaders to buck BDS | JNS.org

In response to recent anti-Israel actions by faculty at the University of Michigan and Pitzer College in support of the BDS movement, more than 100 national and local groups called on the same 250 higher-education leaders who denounced the American Studies Association's anti-Israel boycott to sign a letter to affirm their opposition to the anti-Israel movement.

101 US Jewish and pro-Israel groups ask universities to oppose Israel boycotts

Fight academic boycotts of Israel. That's the message from 101 Jewish and pro-Israel organizations that signed on to a letter sent Tuesday to 250 US college presidents and chancellors whose institutions have previously said they reject such boycotts of the Jewish state.

More than 100 Jewish and pro-Israel groups ask universities to oppose Israel boycotts

Fight academic boycotts of Israel. That's the message from 101 Jewish and pro-Israel organizations that signed on to a letter sent Tuesday to 250 U.S. college presidents and chancellors whose institutions have previously said they reject such boycotts of the Jewish state.

101 Jewish and pro-Israel groups ask universities to oppose Israel boycotts

(JTA) - Fight academic boycotts of Israel. That's the message from 101 Jewish and pro-Israel organizations that signed on to a letter sent Tuesday to 250 U.S. college presidents and chancellors whose institutions have previously said they reject such boycotts of the Jewish state. They want the leaders to reaffirm their opposition in light of recent...

AMCHA Launches Anti-Academic Boycott Education Campaign

In response to recent serious attempts by faculty at the University of Michigan and Pitzer College to thwart American students from studying in and about Israel, more than one hundred national and local organizations today called on the same 250 college and university leaders who in 2013 issued statements opposing the American Studies Association 's anti-Israel boycott to sign the "University Leaders Statement Against the Implementation of an Academic Boycott of Israel."

Louis Farrakhan stains Women's March leaders Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Bob Bland

For Nisi Jacobs, the final straw was when Women's March co-leader Tamika Mallory received a shoutout in February from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at his Saviours' Day speech. A week later, Ms. Jacobs helped start feminist advocacy group WoMen For All as charges of bigotry and anti-Semitism roiled the leadership team of Ms. Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour.

Louis Farrakhan's stain leads to formation of new Women's March group

For Nisi Jacobs, the final straw was when Women's March co-leader Tamika Mallory received a shoutout in February from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at his Saviours' Day speech. A week later, Ms. Jacobs helped start feminist advocacy group All 4 Women as charges of bigotry and anti-Semitism roiled the leadership team of Ms. Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour.

Rifts Deepen Over Women’s March Ties To Farrakhan
Aiden Pink, November 13, 2018

"'A lot of people feel like the Women’s March national board has hijacked what other women created and what was never meant to be used as a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli, anti-ADL, anti-Jewish women, pro-Farrakhan-type operation,' Nisi Jacobs, a 3D video editor from New York, told The Forward."

Rifts Deepen Over Women's March Ties To Farrakhan

Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr said her local Women's March in 2017 was "exhilarating" and "amazing" - a precious memory, until she learned that the march's national leaders had met with and praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. They also refused to repudiate him, despite his anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks.

 

Liberal women's group calls on DNC to accept international definition of anti-Semitism

The Women's March For All (WMFA), an offshoot of the 2017 Women's March on Washington, has been calling on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to endorse the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The liberal women's group launched an online petition last week that has gotten 360 signatures as of press time.

In reaction to Women's March leaders' Farrakhan embrace and anti-Israel progressives, new group calls on Democrats to "Say NO to antisemitism!"

Posted by William A. Jacobson Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 8:20pm | 8/14/2018 - 8:20pm 'Women's March For All' Petition wants DNC to adopt International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism The Women's March has been rocked by its association with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic figures almost from inception.

The Democratic Party Must Say a Loud NO to Anti-Semitism!

The Democratic Party is at a crossroads. The rift between centrist democrats and a growing movement of more leftwing progressives threatens to divide the party. This growing progressive movement has also produced another threat to party unity: anti-Semitism. The anti-Semitism problem the Party now faces is similar to the one facing Britain's Labour party, in two important ways.

Progressive Feminist Group Calls on Democratic Party to Adopt Definition of Antisemitism

Women's March For All (WMFA), a liberal women's rights group, has urged the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to officially define antisemitism. The group feels that a clear definition is essential to combat a rise in anti-Jewish discrimination in the Democratic party and in liberal movements acro

Liberal women's group calls on DNC to accept international definition of anti-Semitism | JNS.org

The Women's March For All (WMFA), an offshoot of the 2017 Women's March on Washington, has called on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to endorse the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The liberal women's group launched an online petition last week that has gotten 360 signatures as of press time.

Progressive feminist group calls on Democratic Party to adopt definition of anti-Semitism

A crowd of women fills Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington..(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Progressive feminist group calls on Democratic Party to adopt definition of anti-Semitism A women's group has called on the Democratic Party to distance itself from anti-Semitism cloaked as criticism of Israel.

Feminist Group Accuses Ocasio-Cortez of Supporting Anti-Semitism

A liberal women's group is calling on the Democratic National Committee to adopt a working definition of anti-Semitism to combat what the group sees as a "rising tide" of bigotry towards Jews among younger party members, including democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

 
 

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Check out the new podcast by veteran journalist and author Howard Lovy called EMET: Truth which explores AntiSemitism on the left.

The pilot features Nisi Jacobs of Women's March For All and Tablet Magazine journalist Gretch R Hammond


Women’s March-Farrakhan Scandal Intensifies: ACLU, Planned Parenthood Urged to Withdraw Support Until Leaders Resign  “Tali Goldsheft, a Brooklyn photographer,  has collected more than 600 signatures so far . Her petition asks that the progressive groups “remove their sponsorship until the organization’s current leadership is replaced by leaders who are not affiliated with and do not defend those associated with any organization classified as a hate group.”  Goldsheft, 34, told Haaretz her decision to launch the petition and campaign – marked with the hashtag #WomensMarchLeadersResign – was driven by her anger at the “hypocrisy” of the movement.  “I want to make sure the women’s movement is not connected to someone who spews anti-Semitic hate,” said Goldsheft, who described herself as a liberal supporter of progressive causes who has participated in Women’s March events.  “I want the Women’s March to survive and succeed,” she continued. “I just don’t think it will with these leaders. If these three women can attend Farrakhan’s rallies and cheer him on, they shouldn’t be leading a social justice movement. If they were affiliated with David Duke or any white supremacist group, it wouldn’t be a question – they wouldn’t be allowed to lead.”  Nisi Jacobs, a New Yorker involved in Women’s March efforts who helped Goldsheft launch her campaign and petition, said internal division in the group was not new.  Many activists in local chapters across the country feel the energy of the Women’s March has been “hijacked” by a national leadership whose priorities were not women’s rights, and “these four Farrakhan-affiliated women are among those who are sabotaging the brand,” Jacobs said.  She added that most women are not speaking out in order to appear “visually unified,” and some have quietly severed their connection to the organization. But in her opinion, “That’s not the way women’s equality movements are supposed to work. We aren’t supposed to have to keep quiet.”  Allison Kaplan Sommer, Mar 15, 2018

Women’s March-Farrakhan Scandal Intensifies: ACLU, Planned Parenthood Urged to Withdraw Support Until Leaders Resign

“Tali Goldsheft, a Brooklyn photographer, has collected more than 600 signatures so far. Her petition asks that the progressive groups “remove their sponsorship until the organization’s current leadership is replaced by leaders who are not affiliated with and do not defend those associated with any organization classified as a hate group.”

Goldsheft, 34, told Haaretz her decision to launch the petition and campaign – marked with the hashtag #WomensMarchLeadersResign – was driven by her anger at the “hypocrisy” of the movement.

“I want to make sure the women’s movement is not connected to someone who spews anti-Semitic hate,” said Goldsheft, who described herself as a liberal supporter of progressive causes who has participated in Women’s March events.

“I want the Women’s March to survive and succeed,” she continued. “I just don’t think it will with these leaders. If these three women can attend Farrakhan’s rallies and cheer him on, they shouldn’t be leading a social justice movement. If they were affiliated with David Duke or any white supremacist group, it wouldn’t be a question – they wouldn’t be allowed to lead.”

Nisi Jacobs, a New Yorker involved in Women’s March efforts who helped Goldsheft launch her campaign and petition, said internal division in the group was not new.

Many activists in local chapters across the country feel the energy of the Women’s March has been “hijacked” by a national leadership whose priorities were not women’s rights, and “these four Farrakhan-affiliated women are among those who are sabotaging the brand,” Jacobs said.

She added that most women are not speaking out in order to appear “visually unified,” and some have quietly severed their connection to the organization. But in her opinion, “That’s not the way women’s equality movements are supposed to work. We aren’t supposed to have to keep quiet.”

Allison Kaplan Sommer, Mar 15, 2018

Women's March members bail over ties to farrakhan  The Women’s March — a civil-rights group at the center of protests against the Trump presidency — is losing top staffers and supporters over its  leadership’s refusal to denounce a racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic rant by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.   The latest to jump ship is high-profile staffer Alyssa Klein, who quit last week as the group’s social-media director.  Klein called Farrakhan “a dangerous troll,” and  tweeted on March 5  that Women’s March leaders are “turning a blind eye to the hate spoken about a group of people.”  Regional branches in Canada, Florida and Washington, DC, have condemned the leadership’s unwillingness to speak out against Farrakhan.  “If … these Women’s March leaders are attending his sermons and cheering him on, they should be called out and removed from their roles immediately,” Brooklyn activist Tali Goldsheft told The Post.  Goldsheft is behind a Change.org petition that calls on Women’s March sponsors to cut ties to “hate” and seeks a purge of the movement’s leadership.  “You feel stabbed in the back. It feels like someone you trust just punched you in the gut … I’m really wounded,” said former Women’s March supporter Nisi Jacobs, 49, a Manhattan resident.  Jacobs, who helped draft the Change.org petition to depose Mallory and the rest of the Women’s March leadership, has launched an alternative group, Women’s March For All.  “I’d had enough,” Jacobs said.  By Doree Lewak, March 18, 2018

Women's March members bail over ties to farrakhan

The Women’s March — a civil-rights group at the center of protests against the Trump presidency — is losing top staffers and supporters over its leadership’s refusal to denounce a racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic rant by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

The latest to jump ship is high-profile staffer Alyssa Klein, who quit last week as the group’s social-media director.

Klein called Farrakhan “a dangerous troll,” and tweeted on March 5 that Women’s March leaders are “turning a blind eye to the hate spoken about a group of people.”

Regional branches in Canada, Florida and Washington, DC, have condemned the leadership’s unwillingness to speak out against Farrakhan.

“If … these Women’s March leaders are attending his sermons and cheering him on, they should be called out and removed from their roles immediately,” Brooklyn activist Tali Goldsheft told The Post.

Goldsheft is behind a Change.org petition that calls on Women’s March sponsors to cut ties to “hate” and seeks a purge of the movement’s leadership.

“You feel stabbed in the back. It feels like someone you trust just punched you in the gut … I’m really wounded,” said former Women’s March supporter Nisi Jacobs, 49, a Manhattan resident.

Jacobs, who helped draft the Change.org petition to depose Mallory and the rest of the Women’s March leadership, has launched an alternative group, Women’s March For All.

“I’d had enough,” Jacobs said.

By Doree Lewak, March 18, 2018

You feel stabbed in the back. It feels like someone you trust just punched you in the gut … I’m really wounded.
women's march supporters enraged at leadership refusal to condemn farrakhan  Farrakhan added to his long history of anti-Semitic pronouncements when he attacked “that Satanic Jew” and said Jews are “the mother and father of apartheid” in his February speech. Mallory was in attendance and expressed support for Farrakhan on Twitter, and when she  received  backlash, other Women’s March leaders defended her.  Mallory is not the only Women’s March linked to Farrakhan. Linda Sarsour spoke at a Nation of Islam event in 2015, and co-founder Carmen Perez didn’t denounce him, saying he is not “perfect.”  The official response by the national Women’s March organization was a tepid statement that only criticized specific comments from Farrakhan, which disappointed many of the group’s supporters.  “You feel stabbed in the back. It feels like someone you trust just punched you in the gut … I’m really wounded,” former Women’s March supporter Nisi Jacobs told the  Post .  Jacobs helped create a Change.org petition to remove the Women’s March leadership, and he has since started a group called Women’s March for All as an alternative.  Brooklyn activist Tali Goldsheft also told the  Post  that the leaders supporting Farrakhan should be gone.  “If … these Women’s March leaders are attending his sermons and cheering him on, they should be called out and removed from their roles immediately,” Goldsheft said.  Paul Crookston, March 18, 2018

women's march supporters enraged at leadership refusal to condemn farrakhan

Farrakhan added to his long history of anti-Semitic pronouncements when he attacked “that Satanic Jew” and said Jews are “the mother and father of apartheid” in his February speech. Mallory was in attendance and expressed support for Farrakhan on Twitter, and when she received backlash, other Women’s March leaders defended her.

Mallory is not the only Women’s March linked to Farrakhan. Linda Sarsour spoke at a Nation of Islam event in 2015, and co-founder Carmen Perez didn’t denounce him, saying he is not “perfect.”

The official response by the national Women’s March organization was a tepid statement that only criticized specific comments from Farrakhan, which disappointed many of the group’s supporters.

“You feel stabbed in the back. It feels like someone you trust just punched you in the gut … I’m really wounded,” former Women’s March supporter Nisi Jacobs told the Post.

Jacobs helped create a Change.org petition to remove the Women’s March leadership, and he has since started a group called Women’s March for All as an alternative.

Brooklyn activist Tali Goldsheft also told the Post that the leaders supporting Farrakhan should be gone.

“If … these Women’s March leaders are attending his sermons and cheering him on, they should be called out and removed from their roles immediately,” Goldsheft said.

Paul Crookston, March 18, 2018

Staffers Abandoning Women’s March Organization Over Farrakhan AssociatioN  “If . . . these Women’s March leaders are attending his sermons and cheering him on, they should be called out and removed from their roles immediately,” Brooklyn activist Tali Goldsheft told the New York Post. Goldsheft has since launched an online petition calling for a purge of the movement’s leadership .  Former Women’s March supporter Nisi Jacobs said the organization’s support for Farrakhan felt like “a stab in the back.”  “It feels like someone you trust just punched you in the gut … I’m really wounded,” said Jacobs, 49, who has since started an alternative group called Women’s March for all.  “I’d had enough,” she said.  By Tanasia Kenney, March 22, 2018

Staffers Abandoning Women’s March Organization Over Farrakhan AssociatioN

“If . . . these Women’s March leaders are attending his sermons and cheering him on, they should be called out and removed from their roles immediately,” Brooklyn activist Tali Goldsheft told the New York Post. Goldsheft has since launched an online petition calling for a purge of the movement’s leadership .

Former Women’s March supporter Nisi Jacobs said the organization’s support for Farrakhan felt like “a stab in the back.”

“It feels like someone you trust just punched you in the gut … I’m really wounded,” said Jacobs, 49, who has since started an alternative group called Women’s March for all.

“I’d had enough,” she said.

By Tanasia Kenney, March 22, 2018

A Great Awakening?   But within the past few days as the issue of The Women’s March and Farakhan’s anti-Semitism has continued to roil, there have been reports of significant Jewish defections from the Women’s March. Alyssa Klein, heretofore the group’s social-media director called it quits. She called Farrakhan “a dangerous troll” and said that Women’s March leaders are “turning a blind eye to hate spoken about a group of people.”  Tali Goldsheft, a former supporter of Women’s March, is now organizing a petition that calls upon Women’s March sponsors to cut ties to “hate” and seeks to purge the movement’s current leadership. She said if “these Women’s March leaders are attending [Farrakhan’s) sermons and cheering him on, they should be called out and remove from their roles immediately.  Former Women’s March supporter Nisi Jacobs said this: You feel stabbed in the back. It feels like someone you trust punched you in the gut…I’m really wounded….I’ve had enough.”  It’s not that we think the millennium is upon us. But we do find this glimmer of Jewish self-respect rather refreshing and encouraging.  By Editorial Board, March 21, 2018

A Great Awakening?

But within the past few days as the issue of The Women’s March and Farakhan’s anti-Semitism has continued to roil, there have been reports of significant Jewish defections from the Women’s March. Alyssa Klein, heretofore the group’s social-media director called it quits. She called Farrakhan “a dangerous troll” and said that Women’s March leaders are “turning a blind eye to hate spoken about a group of people.”

Tali Goldsheft, a former supporter of Women’s March, is now organizing a petition that calls upon Women’s March sponsors to cut ties to “hate” and seeks to purge the movement’s current leadership. She said if “these Women’s March leaders are attending [Farrakhan’s) sermons and cheering him on, they should be called out and remove from their roles immediately.

Former Women’s March supporter Nisi Jacobs said this: You feel stabbed in the back. It feels like someone you trust punched you in the gut…I’m really wounded….I’ve had enough.”

It’s not that we think the millennium is upon us. But we do find this glimmer of Jewish self-respect rather refreshing and encouraging.

By Editorial Board, March 21, 2018

Support For Women’s March Softens Among Jews Amid Perceived Anti-Semitism  The new pressure group, which calls itself “Women’s March for All,” has introduced a petition, already signed by more than 2,700 people, calling for the leaders of the Women’s March to resign and be replaced by “leaders who are not affiliated with and do not defend those associated with any organization classified as a hate group,” referring to the Nation of Islam.  “We don’t want to see the movement crumble,” said Debbie Hall, a paralegal and writer who’s a Women’s March for All member, told the Forward. “And them not resigning is going to cause that.”  Correction, May 7: A previous version of this article stated that Women’s March for All is a Jewish organization. In fact, it is comprised of people of all religious backgrounds.  By Aiden Pink, May 7, 2018

Support For Women’s March Softens Among Jews Amid Perceived Anti-Semitism

The new pressure group, which calls itself “Women’s March for All,” has introduced a petition, already signed by more than 2,700 people, calling for the leaders of the Women’s March to resign and be replaced by “leaders who are not affiliated with and do not defend those associated with any organization classified as a hate group,” referring to the Nation of Islam.

“We don’t want to see the movement crumble,” said Debbie Hall, a paralegal and writer who’s a Women’s March for All member, told the Forward. “And them not resigning is going to cause that.”

Correction, May 7: A previous version of this article stated that Women’s March for All is a Jewish organization. In fact, it is comprised of people of all religious backgrounds.

By Aiden Pink, May 7, 2018

For Hester Street Collaborative, Uproar Over Linda Sarsour Honor   It’s worth noting that other local politicians have backed out from the host committee, including Councilwoman Margaret Chin. However, Nydia Velazquez and State Senator Brian Kavanaugh remain participants for the time being.  Meanwhile, an organization called  Women’s March for All  is stirring up a storm on Twitter, calling the fundraiser event a “normalization” of antisemitism. Their overall mission statement is to increase pressure on the leaders of the March to resign “in order to bring the movement back to a place of respectibility and viability.”  According to a  recent report  in  Newsweek , the Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish NGO, found a 57-percent increase in antisemetic-related incidents in America last year.  By Bowery Boogie Staff, May 8, 2018  .

For Hester Street Collaborative, Uproar Over Linda Sarsour Honor

It’s worth noting that other local politicians have backed out from the host committee, including Councilwoman Margaret Chin. However, Nydia Velazquez and State Senator Brian Kavanaugh remain participants for the time being.

Meanwhile, an organization called Women’s March for All is stirring up a storm on Twitter, calling the fundraiser event a “normalization” of antisemitism. Their overall mission statement is to increase pressure on the leaders of the March to resign “in order to bring the movement back to a place of respectibility and viability.”

According to a recent report in Newsweek, the Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish NGO, found a 57-percent increase in antisemetic-related incidents in America last year.

By Bowery Boogie Staff, May 8, 2018

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