Motzei Shabbat (after Shabbat)
Please see my most recent piece, "The Genocidal Quest for 'Palestine'" -- it went up yesterday:
On Thursday evening, I attended a showing here in Jerusalem of UNMASKED -- JUDEOPHOBIA, The Threat to Civilization. Produced and directed by Gloria Greenfield under the umbrella of Doc Emet Productions, it is a stunning documentary. As the UNMASKED website explains, this is "a meticulous examination of rising anti-Jewish ideology."
The film covers "this phenomenon from all angles, including historical Christian and contemporary Islamic polemics against Jews, the proliferation of anti-Israeli bias in academia and cultural institutions, misinformation campaigns and state-sanctioned denials of Israel’s right to exist. Wide-ranging interviews include such eloquent and respected voices as Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz, Senator Joe Lieberman, former UN ambassador John Bolton, human rights activists Natan Sharansky and Irwin Cotler, British attorney Anthony Julius, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, Middle East senior fellow Caroline Glick, British journalist and blogger Melanie Phillips, and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon, among many others."
In the final analysis, "UNMASKED: JUDEOPHOBIA is a call to action and urgent reminder that anti-Semitism is a menace not only to Jews, but to the human condition itself."
The battle then does not fall only to activists, academics and journalists such as those listed above. It falls to all of us, if we consider ourselves to be decent human beings. We cannot step aside in the face of anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and threats to human civilization. Nor should we be content to register a moment of distress, shrug, and move on.
I urge you to go to the website http://www.unmaskedthemovie.com/ . There you will be able to read more about the film and see a 2.5 minute trailer.
Please, consider following through by ordering the DVD of this 80 minute film, via the website, so that you can be informed. And, once you are informed, then become an activist:
Urge others to order it, or invite them to your home to see it.
Arrange to show it in public forums -- in synagogues and churches, at various other organizational gatherings. Information on hosting a screening can be seen here:
(You have to secure legal permission for this: contact firstname.lastname@example.org .)
See the list of future public showings here:
http://www.unmaskedthemovie.com/screenings_media/screenings.html and inform people of showings in their area.
All this, and more, because everyone must be informed.
Speak publicly of the issues raised here. Write op-eds in local papers and letters to the editor. Refuse to hide from truth, no matter how ugly it may be.
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