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🇮🇱🇮🇱THREAD ON ANTI-SEMITISM & ISRAEL🇮🇱🇮🇱

Those who conflate opposition to unquestioning support for Israel with anti-Semitism are like #JussieSmollett: they cheapen the experiences of actual victims of anti-Semitism
Let's be clear, anti-Semitism is real and, sadly, it's on the rise in the U.S., especially since the 2016 election. According to the Anti-Defamation League, there was a 60% increase in anti-Semitic incidents from 2016 to 2017.
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The massacre at the #TreeOfLifeSynagogue last fall was the deadliest attack on the American Jewish community in U.S. history. And it was committed by an anti-Semitic white nationalist.
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My gratitude this Thanksgiving:

women of color like @MsLaToshaBrown, @nicoleclee, @coalitionbuildr, and all the women of @NCBCP who have been fighting for generations while the rest of us didn't even know their names
woke men who walk the walk like @BetoORourke, @justinbaldoni, and @Mikel_Jollett, who hold other men to the fire and demand that they do better

icons like @GloriaSteinem @RepMaxineWaters @NancyPelosi @bellhooks @JackieSpeier who have been fighting longer than I've been alive
young warriors like @KenidraRWoods_ @cameron_kasky @davidhogg111 @Emma4Change who have looked death in the face and decided to fight not only for their own lives, but for humanity
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😡 😡 😡 My latest: thread+article on #SebastianGorka's talk in a former synagogue close to #TreeofLifeSynogogue in Pittsburgh, on the eve of the 80th anniversary of #Kristallnacht.👇👇👇Confirmed ties to white supremacists and neo-Nazis.medium.com/@ZarinaZabrisk…
Sebastian Gorka, a Hungarian-American political analyst, is a former Deputy Assistant to Donald Trump and a former editor of the Breitbart News.
2. Four Democratic senators accused Gorka of failing to note on his U.S. citizenship application that he had belonged to a neo-Nazi organization in Hungary. The omission, if proved, would have implications for his US citizenship received in 2012.
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A few thoughts on why Farrakhan has become a topic of conversation this week Jews grieve the loss of life at #TreeOfLifeSynagogue
Firstly, many American Jews (including myself) feel that the justice movement hasn't stood in solidarity with us. While hate crimes against us have surged, we haven't seen an outpouring of support Many American Jews feel that threats to us weren't taken seriously.
We see that in particular with the Women's March and it's leadership. There is the fact that three of the leaders have relationships with Farrakhan, and the fact that the organization hasn't specified anti-semitism as a systemic problem worth fighting.
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#TreeOfLifeSynagogue ✡️A nation mourns with you💔. 🕊️#Shalom 🌹RIP
We pray comfort and peace for all ✡️💙🕊️ #TreeOfLifeSynagogue
Jewish Blessing of the Mourners
Those who are worn out and crushed by this mourning, let your hearts consider this:
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4355: Comparing Donald Trump & the Tree of Life Synagogue to Ronald Reagan & the Challenger Disaster • #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #PittsburghSynagogue #TreeOfLifeSynagogue #EQ
1/ There's one crucial expression Donald Trump never once displayed during any of his statements regarding the recent mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
2/ It's certainly an expression he should have made - for it's indicative of the emotions of sadness, grief - and importantly, the empathy one feels for other peoples' suffering. This is true regardless of whether their suffering is emotional, physical, or both.
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Left: Antisemitic caricature from an English royal tax record in 1233.

Right: An image from a GOP mailer from this week.

This here is a thread. 1/x
First, link to the campaign mailer story: courant.com/politics/hc-po…
Second, some background. Yes, I've tweeted this before but everything old is still ongoing, I guess.

In the Middle Ages, Jews were barred from many trades and professions, and it was sometimes illegal for Jews to own land.
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Sylvan and Bernice Simon were murdered in the same synagogue they got married at 60 years ago.
They lived and spread more happiness and joy in one day than trump and his nazis can experience in a lifetime. #PittsburghSynagogue #TreeofLifeSynogogue
Richard Gottfried was a reputable dentist who passed out toothbrushes instead of candy on Halloween #TreeOLifeSynagogue
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THREAD: After the #TreeOfLifeSynagogue #shooting, the #KrogerShooting before that, and the +14 bombs sent by the #MAGABomber, it's crucial that we call #RightWingTerrorism out for what it is, but we also clearly need to talk about #WhiteSupremacy in the 2018 election.
We celebrate the truly #HISTORIC number of #women and #POC running for office in 2018, but we also refuse to ignore the volume & range of explicit and implicit #racist attacks almost every single candidate of color has faced in this election. That's also #WhiteSupremacy in action
Let's be clear: #POC running for elected office have ALWAYS faced hurdles to victory defined by the strength of #StructuralRacism and our country's long-standing culture of #WhiteSupremacy. But 2018 has taken it to a new level.
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ONE LOCKED DOOR. This week was a trifecta of domestic terrorism, but the media isn't saying so because of a locked door. On Wednesday Gregory Bush (L) tried unsuccessfully to get into a predominantly black Baptist church. So he went instead to the Kroger supermarket down the- 1/X
street. He walked into the store, passed white employees at the registers and at least 3 white customers (Drew Butler, Eric Deacon & Kathy Mayhall) before coming up behind the 1st black person he saw, Maurice Stallard, who was there with his 12-year-old grandson to get some- 2/5
poster board for a school project. Bush pulled a handgun & shot Stallard point-blank in the back of the head. The grandson ran as Bush fired into Stallard's body on the floor. Bush calmly walked out of the store, where he killed Vickie Lee Jones as she was walking toward the- 3/5
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US attorney in Pittsburgh says “today we stand together as a community that rejects hate and violence.” #TreeOfLifeSynagogue
Three of four police officers wounded were shot by the suspect, says US attorney.
Pittsburgh @FBI Special Agent in Charge Bob Jones says “this is a large, complex crime scene” that may take a week to process. #TreeOfLifeSynagogue
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A few thoughts and invitations for non-Jewish friends and comrades regarding the massacre in the #TreeOfLifeSynagogue in #Pittsburgh. #PittsburghShooting.
Please note that I intend all of this gently, and do not think all of it is entirely fleshed out, but it feels important to add these few thoughts now, as the discourse unfolds.
First, your solidarity & attention is appreciated, & it means a lot. I think I can safely speak for a lot of Jews when I say that oftentimes, we are made to feel that antisemitism is “our problem,” and it is not clear whether non-Jews take it seriously/even understand what it is
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We are still overcome with grief and heartbreak at the unconscionable act of terror during morning prayers at the #TreeOfLifeSynagogue in PittsburghWe are sending our love and strength to the families, the entire Pittsburgh Jewish community, May their memories be a blessing.
This is a moment when we are all called — Jews and allies — to gather together in community, to mourn, to share our sadness and our outrage. Tonight at vigils across the country, Jewish communities and allies will light Havdallah candles and mark the end of Shabbat.
This is also a moment when we must call on all Americans of conscience to see with clear eyes that the political violence targeting our communities, driven by antisemitism and racism, has become normalized in our social and political life.
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On GAB, Robert Bowers (as 'onedingo')
His last post:
"HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people.
I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered.
Screw your optics, I'm going in."
His GAB account has been pulled, but we're going over it.
Bowers: "For the record, I did not vote for him nor have I owned, worn or even touched a maga hat."
#PittsburghSynagogueShooting #TreeOfLifeSynagogue
RB Gab account: "Jews are waging a propaganda war against Western civilization and it is so effective that we are headed towards certain extinction within the next 200 years and we're not even aware of it"
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OMFG AT LEAST 7 DEAD IN PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE. This is happening!! My parents survived the Holocaust, and Americans are willfully repeating the hate and demagoguery that led to the worst atrocities in modern history. WAKE TF UP. Trump's far-right extremists are killing our country
Now a Synagogue. What did ppl expect? Demagogue POTUS goes around the country spewing hate every day. Says neo-Nazis are fine people. Attacks Soros, "globalists". Anti-Semitism is NOT BOTH SIDES. Jews must dump Trump & enabling Republican cowards. They are the danger. #Pittsburgh
>>REPUBLICAN leader @kevinomccarthy, California-23, stoking anti-Semitism with a propaganda tweet about Soros, Steyer & Bloomberg? He deleted it after today's horrific shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue. Guess he knows inciting hate crimes for votes is a bad look. #ENOUGH #VOTEBLUE
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Mass shooting reported at #Pittsburgh synagogue: at least 4 dead, possibly as many as 8; gunman opened fire at responding police officers fox47news.com/news/national/…
8 killed in #Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting; gunman, a 46-year-old white man, yelled 'All Jews must die' before opening fire haaretz.com/us-news/man-re…
Death toll in #Pittsburgh synagogue massacre rises to 11, shooting being investigated by FBI and police as a hate crime
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Multiple fatalities and additional casualties amid an active shooter situation in or near Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/10/27/hea…
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