“Ownership by national governments and recording antisemitic incidents properly [are] key to addressing #antisemitism effectively. We can‘t fight it if we can‘t measure it.”
— Katharina von Schnurbein, European Commission Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life
“If you want to support Jews in the fight against antisemitism but can only see it coming from either right or left, not both, then please look again. True allies listen to and support those targeted by Jew-hatred; they don’t tell them how to define or experience the hate they’ve faced."
— Michael Levitt, President and CEO, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
"For too long we have tolerated an acquiescence of antisemitism used to isolate and discriminate against the Jewish community. My role is to ensure that government and civil society apply the values of freedom that our country stands for."
— Lord John Mann, Independent Adviser on Antisemitism to UK Government
"There can be no equivocation: anti-Zionism is antisemitism. Denying the Jewish people's inalienable right to self-determination in their ancestral homeland of Israel, is a modern manifestation of antisemitism and Jew hatred."
— Arsen Ostrovsky, CEO, The International Legal Forum
"Growing up, there were no terms like ’intersectional’ or ’microaggression’. I just accepted the scrutiny and ‘otherness’ that came with daily life. These experiences pushed me toward a career in law and politics. Sadly, it’s in those circles where I encounter antisemitism most frequently."
— Yaffa Tegegne, Community Leader and Activist
Source: Toronto Star
"Feeling proud to be Jewish does not always mean I feel safe being Jewish, and this feeling has particularly flared up in the last few years. As I have experienced antisemitism myself and seen how online hate can manifest into in-person bigotry, it's more important than ever for all of us to remember #NeverAgain and stand against hate."
— Hannah Alper, Activist, Student, Journalist, Author, and Changemaker
"We must not hide. We must not run away. We must not combat hate with hate. We must Rise Up. TOGETHER. Because Never Again is right now."
— Lisa Levitan, Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence
Source: Rise Up Ottawa
"Antisemitism isn’t just a real and present threat today, it’s a problem growing at a frightening rate. In Canada alone, anti-Jewish hate crime has increased 52 percent since 2020. That’s why we have a big choice to make about antisemitism – ignore its impact and walk away or come together to push back against it."
— Shimon Koffler Fogel, President and CEO, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs