Danny Danon and activist Calev Myers 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy of Yariv Vernik)
A caucus to battle international anti-Semitism was founded in the Knesset this
week by MK Danny Danon (Likud) and activist Calev Myers.
anti-Semitism disguises itself as anti-Israel and denying Zionism, and we must
put an end to it,” Myers, founder of the humanitarian group Jerusalem Institute
for Justice, said.
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“Hatred of Israel has become common in the world,”
Danon told the group. “We have formed this caucus so that, together with our
Christian friends, we can fight this phenomenon.”
Carolina State Sen. Alan Clemmons, who authored the “South Carolina Stands with
Israel Resolution,” along with leaders of Christian-Zionist organizations
gathered in the Knesset for the caucus’ opening ceremony.
head of media for the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem echoed Myers’
statement, saying that “anti-Israel and anti-Semitism is the same
“Unlike some Christians have in the past, we have decided not to
stand silent and fight,” he said.
The caucus is in the process of joining
the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism, which is led by
Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli Edelstein, along with parliamentarians from the
US, Great Britain, Canada, Germany and Italy.
In addition, Myers is
producing a video meant to fight anti- Semitism, which he plans to post on the
Internet and hopes will become a viral hit.