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.


Take Action!

 

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.

 

 

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