Have you ever felt alone in your never-ending war against the bad guys? Fighting antisemitism is a harsh task, and as such it demands ones full devotion. Between all the ugly tweets, videos and countless images of swastikas and broken monuments, we should remember that we are not alone in this battle. Getting to know the organizations and institutions that are standing alongside us, can help us maximize our abilities and be a gate for new corporations in the muddy struggle for justice.
Captain America- Anti Defamation league (http://www.adl.org/)
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” ADL fights antisemitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. The league not only collects data about Anti- Semitic incidents, but it also promotes counter activities and actions against those incidents. The league’s website is very helpful, mainly due to its rich reports and data. In addition, the league encourages donations from citizens who wish to contribute to the fight against antisemitism.
Iron Man- They Can’t (http://www.theycant.com/)
Established in 2013, the organization is based on a simple idea- monitoring Hateful and Anti-Semitic content online, reporting them to the “internet authorities” and thus helping the web “clean” itself from those contents (sounds familiar?). The organization is based in Jerusalem, and it’s completely founded by supporters and members. So far their struggle has been very productive- with over 43,000 videos removed from YouTube as of 2016.
Dr. Banner– the Vidal Sasson international center for the study of antisemitism (http://sicsa.huji.ac.il/indexheb.htm)
The center was established In order to developed scientific tools to understand the phenomena of antisemitism. It focuses on studying the history of hate towards Jews and the relationships between Jews and non-Jews. In addition, the center is offering sponsoring projects in a variety of disciplines, such as history, political science, psychology, sociology, economics, literature, and the arts.
Hawkeye– FAST: Fighting antisemitism Together (http://fightingantisemitism.ca/)
Canada is home to delicious maple syrup, the legendary Wayne Gretzky and this organization- which declared itself “a home for non-Jewish Canadian business and community leaders who came together to speak out against antisemitism and to fund education and other projects that encourage other non-Jews to speak out.” The project is active mainly in Canada’s high Education System, in which it operates both online and on field programs to fight antisemitism.