May 28, 2021
What's On Our Mind ...

This week, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA), brazen conspiracy theory supporter, compared mask and vaccine mandates to the treatment of Jews by the Nazis. This was not the first time she has promoted antisemitic hate.

Each time, the GOP refuses to act swiftly and definitively to denounce her. Taylor's despicable actions and statements are always met with silence.

Finally, after five days, she received a light rebuke. During those five days of GOP silence, acts of antisemitism continued in American communities, including a gathering of neo-Nazis in front of the New England Holocaust Memorial.

Silence only serves to embolden those that seek to harm others based on religious affiliation. 

Fighting hate, regardless of who is targeted, should not be a political issue. Yet, the GOP is once again swapping decency and morals for votes and dollars, siding with the haters. They will let Taylor Greene unleash her poison unrestrained, if it pumps up their base and support.

Taylor Greene and the other haters have found a home on social media. ADL has reported recently there have been more than 17,000 tweets which used variations of the phrase, “Hitler was right.”

Click here to stand up to antisemitism on social media.

Yesterday, JAC members gathered for a national virtual rally with ADL, Hadassah, and other Jewish groups for a national Day of Action Against Antisemitism. Rallies are important, but every day needs to be a day of action if we are going to win the war on antisemitism.

Keep the pressure on Congress to stand up against antisemitism. Click here to get involved.

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In the News
The crisis in Gaza has cast doubts about the feasibility of a two-state solution, but we know its worth fighting for. The Biden Administration added $38.5 million in humanitarian assistance for the Palestinians. House Democrats are responding to GOP claims that they opposed security funding to Israel.
Antisemitic attacks have ramped up recently, leaving many Jews asking 'who's protecting us?' In recent years, these attacks were largely considered a right-wing phenomenon. But lately, it has come from people on all sides as they express support for the Palestinian cause and criticize Israel’s government. In a rare showing of bipartisanship, politicians from across the aisle came together to denounce antisemitism.
President Biden is expected to omit anti-abortion provisions from his budget proposal. Although the future of abortion rests in the hands of the Supreme Court, Congress can take steps to protect reproductive rights. Beyond being a political issue, abortion is just as much a cultural issue across America.
Will the Senate take a once-in-a-generation opportunity to protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination? QAnon is spreading amongst Evangelics and a group of pastors is trying to stop it. The full scale of anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ bills in state houses is horrifying.
Advocates are saying that background checks are critical to fighting gun violence. State Democrats nationwide are forming voting rights councils to counteract GOP attempts to restrict voting. The pandemic actually sped up climate change, contrary to popular belief. Right-wing doctors are suing to block kids from receiving the COVID vaccine.
Democratic Senators who support the filibuster begged Republicans not to filibuster the vote on the January 6th commission. Unfortunately, Republican Senators did just that and killed the commission. Uncovering the origins of COVID-19 will have massive political consequences for President Biden and former President Trump.
Karine Jean-Pierre made history as the first openly gay and second black woman to give the White House Press Briefing. Israeli singer Eden Alene released a Hebrew cover of the Disney Princess anthem 'Starting Now'. Learn more about the Jewish history behind Bazooka bubble gum.
The Last Word
"This (Israel) is going to be an issue which we have to watch carefully and be sure that people understand that the U.S. will continue to maintain an incredibly strong position of support for the state of Israel, the only democracy in the region, and do all we can to reduce the violence."

- Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)
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