COMING UP: A Zoom Conversation with Senator Mark Warner on September 22 @ 10 AM. Senator Warner will offer his thoughts and insights on the agreements between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain; the importance of US involvement in maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge; the rise of anti-Semitism; and more. RSVP is required for this important update, click here to register.
Israel and the Territories: Calculating the Risk/Reward Ratio. Hear from Ghaith Al-Omari, Senior Fellow, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel, Strategic Relationship at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President for Research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and former Israel Today visiting expert in this July 9, 2020 community conversation. Learn more about the issue and check out CRC's resources here.
Urge Congress to Address Rising Hate and Xenophobia
At a time of fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, we have seen a spike in the spread of disinformation about and harassment of Asian-Americans, immigrants, and others. In Los Angeles, fake flyers were posted with the World Health Organization seal advising residents to avoid Asian-American businesses, thereby spreading the stigma surrounding the virus' origin in China. In this toxic environment where harassment and vitriolic rhetoric is on the rise, we cannot allow crimes motivated by hatred towards a victim's real or perceived race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability to go unchecked and uncounted. Yet our nation's ability to address this increase is hindered by a lack of information about these crimes. In 2018, Birmingham, Newark, Syracuse and more than 80 other cities with a population over 100,000 failed to report hate crimes to the FBI.
Join the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, co-convened by AJC and the Islamic Society of North America, in standing up for the civil rights of all Americans. Together we are advocating for legislation to improve FBI hate crimes reporting.
Stand with AJC and take action to combat hate and xenophobia by urging members of Congress to cosponsor and support the National Opposition to Hate, Assaults, and Threats to Equality (NO HATE) Act (H.R.3545/S.2043). Click here to TAKE ACTION and contact Reps. Wittman, Luria, Scott, and McEachin.THANK Senators Kaine and Warner for signing on to the Senate bill.
For your listening (and watching) pleasure!
Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas - Living Room Learning with David Horovitz and Sarah Tuttle-Singer
Resource mentioned during the webinar: Why The Coronavirus is Hitting Black Communities Hardest (a podcast from NPR’s Codeswitch if your eyes need a break from screens)
Network Advocates for Catholic Social Justice - Faithful Democracy Coalitions’s Town Hall: Protecting Our Democracy in the Face of COVID-19
State of Israel Ministy of Foreign Affairs - Six ways Israel is managing the corona crisis
American Friends of the Hebrew Univerisity. Click here to access the complete playlist of videos.
COVID-19 Math: Why just two months of extreme isolation probably won't end the epidemic
Coronavirus and the Future of Immunotherapy
Don't Panic Dealing with Anxiety in the Age of Corona
The Financial Implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Israeli Economy
Coronavirus: How easy will it be to develop drugs and vaccines?
Current Approaches for the Treatment to Prevent COVID-19
Meet the Hebrew University Students who are Fighting the Coronavirus
COVID-19 Math: Why Social Distancing Matters, and why it's not a Quick Fix
Legal and Constitutional Issues Relating to the Use of Digital Surveillance in Israel to Combat COVID-19
Simulating and Monitoring COVID-19: Physics, Medicine and Epidemiology Working Together
From Anxiety to Resilience
Developing New Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19: Technological Innovation in Times of Crisis
Smell and Taste Changes in COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Diseases - Research in the Age of Social Media
The Battle for Better Diagnosis and Treatment at the Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine