Knesset caucus formed to combat anti-Semitism

Christian Zionist leaders attend opening ceremony of new group in Jerusalem.

November 30, 2011 12:33
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Danny Danon and activist Calev Myers

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.

“Today, 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.”

Republican South 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.

David Parsons, head of media for the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem echoed Myers’ statement, saying that “anti-Israel and anti-Semitism is the same thing.”

“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.

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