Standing with Our Jewish Sisters Against Anti-Semitism, Bigotry and Hate

12 Dec

Like other Americans of conscience, we are alarmed by the recent rise of unfiltered offensive rhetoric against fellow Americans that is threatening our core American values and the safety of our children.

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In the wake of the recent xenophobic wave that has been articulated and observed during and after the US presidential election, many of our Jewish sisters are legitimately anxious and worried about the recent rise in anti-Semitism. While Americans of Palestinian and Arab decent are Semites too, our community is concerned about the Jewish directed anti-Semitic rhetoric.

Our shared Semitic roots and values compel us to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Jewish sisters to protect the dignity of our children and defend their right to live free of fear, anxiety, and stress. To that end, APWA denounces and rejects all forms and expressions of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny, racism, and bigotry.

If you agree with the spirit of this statement, please download  the attached APWA flier. Please feel free to share and post the flier on your community bulletins.

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Thank you,

Mai Abdul Rahman
President
American Palestinian Women’s Association

13 Responses to “Standing with Our Jewish Sisters Against Anti-Semitism, Bigotry and Hate”

  1. lela330 December 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Thank you so much for this. I’m heartbroken about the hate directed towards both of our communities. We are always stronger together.

  2. Oran February 4, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    Thank you. This made my day. By joining together we can fight the hate and make the world better for all of us!

  3. Noemi February 4, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

    Than you. This is much appreciated.

  4. Chaya February 5, 2017 at 5:41 am #

    Amen, so very much in favour (and appreciating) of the sisterhood you are trying to awake; we shouldn’t see each others as strangers to each,neither Jews and Palestinian Arabs, not Jews and Arabs in general because this isn’t true. Thank you and hopefully this will gather a response. Bilnajja7

  5. Stephanie Whitman-Segal February 5, 2017 at 6:35 am #

    Love and blessings to all whom understand the importance of supporting each other and in unity, we may accomplish anything together! Joyful blessings to all…

  6. American Palestinian Women's Association October 28, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

    Reblogged this on American-Palestinian Women's Association and commented:

    “I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons (daughters) of one religion, and it is the spirit.” ― Khalil Gibran

  7. American Palestinian Women's Association February 28, 2017 at 2:32 am #

    Thank you- bigotry affects us all

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