HaShevet cited the rise in anti-Semitism in the United States, including on social media, college campuses and elsewhere that includes support for boycotting Israel.
Additionally, in its statement, HaShevet denounced alleged “silence by much of the leadership of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and their members regarding the twisted propaganda emanating from the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (with the support of supposedly “Jewish” anti-Israel groups such as If Not Now, Jewish Voices for Peace, and J Street) exemplifies the need to identify and promote the next generation of Jewish leaders who will bring back the good name of Zionism from those who have worked so hard to besmirch it.”
JNS has reached out to the Conference of Presidents for a response to the alleged “silence.”
In its statement, HaShevet said it “will begin to build a movement to counter these disturbing developments through education, communication and in working in coalition with other organizations of new generation leaders dedicated to the same cause.
“Using social and traditional media, we will call out anti-Semitism in all forms wherever we find it. We will not shy away from condemning Jew-hatred on the political right or the political left, nor will we ignore Islamist anti-Semitism or any Jewish group that legitimizes it. We will move steadily toward developing a robust network and critical mass of young Jewish professionals who are steadfast in their Zionism and commitment to unity, not divisiveness.”