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Caroline B. Glick – Author, Columnist, and Speaker
Charles Jacobs – President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance
About this webinar: Ever since the horrific murder of George Floyd in May, many Jews have felt compelled to join in with the demonstrations. Compassion for the underdog and the impulse for social justice is very much a part of our Jewish tradition. We, Jews, know what it is like to be an unwanted minority. We are constantly taught to always remember that “We were slaves in Egypt”, and to respect and honor the dignity of “strangers in our midst.”
However, if we are Zionists, we are asked to “Check our Zionism at the door.” On Thursday, demonstrators in the Black Lives Matter movement marched through the streets of Washington, DC, chanting, “Israel we know you, You murder children too,” and rotating between chants of “Black Lives Matter” and “Palestinian Lives Matter.” Why has this come about? And what can we, as Jews, do to stem this tide? Here to discuss the very disturbing trend of anti-Semitism within the Black Lives Matter Movement are Caroline Glick and Charles Jacobs.
Caroline B. Glick is a senior columnist at Israel Hayom, Israel’s largest circulation newspaper and at Newsweek. Glick served as senior columnist and senior contributing editor at The Jerusalem Post from 2002-2019 and as senior columnist at Maariv Hebrew newspaper from 2014-2019. Glick is the author of The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, (Crown 2014) and of Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad (Gefen 2008). The Israeli Solution was endorsed by leading US policymakers including Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz and former national security advisor John Bolton. Shackled Warrior was endorsed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former CIA director James Woolsey. She is currently writing a book on the future of American Jewry. Ms. Glick’s writings have also been published in leading newspapers and journals including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Review, the Journal of International Security Affairs, and Commentary. Glick blogs at her website and on her Facebook author page and Twitter.
Charles Jacobs is the Founder and President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, as well as co-founding the American Anti-Slavery Group, the David Project and the Boston branch of CAMERA. Charles was once named by The Forward as one of America’s top 50 Jewish leaders, and is a journalist and long-time social activist who over two decades has founded human rights and pro-Israel organizations to deal with unmet challenges. Some of these have become national institutions. Charles has been widely published, including in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Jerusalem Post, and the Encyclopedia Britannica. He has appeared on local and national television and radio, including CNN, CBS, Fox News, NPR, and PBS. Charles has produced many highly acclaimed documentaries, such as “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” and “The J Street Challenge.”