RICI pushes hard against New Anti-Semitism
Advocating for the IHRA Working Definition to be adopted by:
  • religious groups, 
  • other community organizations, 
  • education at all levels, 
  • Atty-Gen's civil rights team
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FLAG 'TURMOIL' in Barrington RI

RICI supports campaign to keep the BLM flag off the town flagpole

Barrington Times Opinion page:

Read RICI's letter to the Barrington Times editor

Biden Abandons Middle East Peace

Caroline Glick   03/05/2021

"On the surface, the Biden administration is interested in promoting peace. President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have praised the Abraham Accords, as well they should...

But despite the strategic logic of expanding the Abraham Accords and the praise Biden and Blinken have given them, starting in its first week in office, the new administration’s actions have served to undermine the accords by removing their American foundations...

For Biden and his administration, ideology trumps politics.

The Biden administration is the most ideologically rigid and radical administration in US history. Hyper-partisan politics are a function of the administration’s ideological radicalism. As far as the Middle East is concerned, its ideological commitments drive it to empower the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority and Iran." Read more.

The problem isn't Che's joke...
Samantha Mandeles: "I'm a stand-up comedy addict, and I generally agree with comedians such as Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr, or Jeff Ross when they mock those who react to "offensive" jokes in comedy routines with hysterical, snowflakey outrage; comedy should push the envelope--that's often when comedians are funniest! So, I understand why some people might roll their eyes at the Jewish community's recent sensitivity about comedian Michael Che's joke on Saturday Night Live. (If you don't know, Che joked that Israel is only vaccinating "the Jewish half" of its population against COVID.) But, this case is different--though not because Che's joke was at the expense of Jews. On the contrary, I've found lots of stand-up routines about Jews to be funny, and I think it's important that we Jews are able to laugh at ourselves and see humor even in others' hatred. So the problem isn't really that Che made an anti-Semitic joke, or that his statement is inaccurate on multiple levels. The problem is that his joke was obviously meant to be a case of "it's funny because it's true"; and so it demonstrated exactly how deeply the 'New anti-Semitism'--which manifests in the myth of Israel's supposed foundation in Jewish supremacy and fundamental evil--has permeated our culture. The problem isn't Che's joke. The problem is what Che's joke shows--which is that the anti-Israel propaganda armies, after decades of repeating the same lies over and over, are winning the war. " (courtesy



Anti-Semitism is seeping into the United States via college campuses, politics, and the internet. It is evident in both the far-left and far-right political movements that hatred towards Jews is on the rise. The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has put together a new resource to help the Christian community better understand anti-Semitism and how to stop it.

The booklet is available to download for free and we encourage everyone to get themselves a copy and share it with people in their network.
Click here to view/download.
WATCHHow can Anti-Zionism be Anti-Semitism? 

A 5-minute animation by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations (United Kingdom) 1991-2013

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