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Rafael Shimunov 🔥 @rafaelshimunov
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When Trump came to Tree of Life Synagogue, the only public official who would greet him was a right wing Israeli official. (1/20)
When Jews in Israel attempted to get married without an Orthodox Rabbi, the police arrested their Rabbi. (2/20)
When honoring those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue, Israeli religious leaders refused to call it synagogue but a "flavor" (3/20)
When Jewish women fought to pray as equals at the Western Wall, they were threatened with a total ban on women praying (4/20)
When Netanyahu welcomed his favorite global leaders, they were the ones who ran on antisemitism, LGBTQ violence, rape of women and assassination of people with drug addiction (5/20)
And when he opportunistically ran to France as French Jews were being attacked, and told them their only home was Israel - they drowned him out singing the French national anthem (6/20)
When young American Jews of @IfNotNowOrg began to question why occupation was ignored on Birthright trips, they were belittled or ignored. Then as attendance plummeted, they were ejected and banned for questioning occupation of Palestinians (7/20)
When Israel's favorite VP Mike Pence honored those murdered in synagogues he brought a Christian "rabbi" whose job it is to convert Jews, and used our ancient tradition of mourning prayer to pray for individual GOP candidates before elections (8/20)
When a major foreign leader said Hitler wasn't responsible for murdering 6 million of my siblings, but Muslims were - it didn't come from Richard Spencer's mouth. It was Netanyahu (9/20)
When we need our American Jewish institutions the most, rather than confront white supremacy literally killing us and our friends, they can only half step because they weigh how it impacts Israeli right, occupation and funding (10/20)
When our friends dying by police in US cities visited West Bank and returned citing solidarity with Palestinian freedom, most of those institutions threw away Black Lives Matter. Entirely (11/20)
As white supremacists planned mass murder of Jews, and took streets of towns with Jews to threaten us with torches, the same @ADL_National told police to infiltrate and spy on the anti fascists PROTECTING us (12/20)
When pro occupation Jews inside @metgopclub invited and hosted white supremacists calling for violence and assassination of left leaders, young Jews responded with a peaceful Jewish vigil at their door for victims of the violence. They sent the police to arrest them (13/20)
When Israeli right told us we can't speak until we we visit. We visited and we were banned. A young Rabbinical student's bones were broken (14/20)
When Israeli right told us we can't imagine the security situation because we don't serve there. We point to the testimonies of Breaking the Silence (@BtSIsrael) IDF soldiers who verify. So they ban Breaking the Silence (15/20)
When Israel right told us we can't witness the humanitarian situation because we don't see it ourselves. We point to the testimonies of @btselem studies, whose families are also on the ground. So they kill their funding (16/20)
There are many global fights. I as an American choose this fight. We as Americans are tied closest to this. We fund it. We defend it with UN vetoes that pave its way every day. And we as Americans have a unique responsibility and leverage to end this criminal behavior (17/20)
There are many different people fighting this. I as a Jew have chosen this fight because it is done in my name, hijacking my heritage and faith, and abusing the memory of my 6 million sisters and brothers (18/20)
And I as a child refugee know that US Jews have fought harder and beyond our small size than any group for refugees, while Israel keeps moving to deport Africans.

And I know those Israeli women Rabbis they banned from the wall, cited Anne Frank and vowed to hide them (19/20)
Yes, @jonathanweisman is right.

"The Great Schism is upon us."

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