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Who defines antisemitism? Not AJ+
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American Jews and Israel
The overwhelming majority of American Jews consider themselves pro-Israel, despite what some fringe groups claim.

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American Jews & Criticism of Israel
While the vast majority of Jews are pro-Israel, they are not monolithic. Most are also critical of some Israeli policies.

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Dual loyalty
America is filled with immigrants and communities who have ties to other countries. Just like for other Americans, it is entirely natural for American Jews to feel connected to their homeland while also being loyal citizens of the United States.

http://www.pewhispanic.org/2007/10/25/between-here-and-there-how-attached-are-latino-immigrants-to-their-native-country/

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Jews, Israel, and America
Jews have many differing beliefs and viewpoints regarding Israel. Assuming that Jews are more loyal to Israel and/or Zionism than to America is deeply misguided.

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Jews aren’t monolithic
Jews are an extremely diverse people in terms of color, ethnicity, religious affiliation, political viewpoint, and more. While there is a collective sense of Jewish identity, this does not include holding identical viewpoints on Israeli policy, American policy, religion, or a host of other issues.

http://www.pewforum.org/2013/12/03/infographic-survey-of-jewish-americans/

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Jews aren’t monolithic politically
Like every other community, Jews vary widely in their political views. There is no candidate or party that “the Jews” collectively support.

http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/chapter-6-social-and-political-views/

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Jews aren’t monolithic on Israel
American Jews do not have a single uniform opinion on Israel. It’s also important to note that like other Americans, most Jews prioritize domestic issues like the economy and education over US policy towards Israel.

http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/chapter-3-jewish-identity/

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Jews aren’t monolithic religiously
Jews run the gamut from ultra-orthodox (very religious) to atheist. The many sub-groups that make up the Jewish people have disagreements with each other on most political issues, including Israel.

http://www.pewforum.org/2013/12/03/infographic-survey-of-jewish-americans/

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“The Jewish Lobby”
America supports Israel primarily because of shared interests and values. While many American Jews do lobby for a strong US-Israel relationship, claiming that the "the Jewish lobby" is the sole reason for this alliance is false and echoes antisemitic conspiracy theories.

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007272

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Ilhan Omar antisemitic rhetoric, conspiracy, hypnotize
This article provides important background about why Rep. Ilhan Omar's claim that "Israel has hypnotized the world" echoes age old antisemitic slurs and conspiracies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/opinion/ilhan-omar-israel-jews.html

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Women's March Antisemitism
Women's March Inc. was at the center of a major controversy about antisemitism, due to the actions and associations of its leaders - Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Bob Bland.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/23/us/womens-march-anti-semitism.html

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Putting AIPAC into perspective
People often use antisemitic rhetoric about Jewish money and power to attack AIPAC. This article includes facts about how much influence AIPAC actually has, compared to other lobbying groups.

https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/281477/how-influential-is-aipac

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History of "dual loyalty" accusations against Jews
For centuries, Jews have faced hatred, discrimination, and violence after being accused of "dual loyalty" or not being loyal enough to the countries in which they live.

https://forward.com/opinion/420269/for-jews-ilhan-omars-attack-against-allegiance-to-israel-is-all-too/

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Rashida Tlaib and the Holocaust
Benny Morris, a leading historian frequently quoted by Israel's critics, exposes Rep. Rashida Tlaib's falsehoods about Israelis, Palestinians, and the Holocaust.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/rashida-tlaib-misled-skullduggery-listeners-israel/589417/?fbclid=IwAR2lnpXoQ1_xGJnkWDJUvTCubDsWWmN_7DuyxqYfPazzu3xJEbKwsWubyWQ

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Antisemitism in progressive movements
There has been a disturbing increase in antisemitism on the left side of the political spectrum.

https://time.com/4839592/anti-semitism-lgbtq-pride/

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"Jews are Disloyal"
Antisemites falsely claim Jews are untrustworthy or disloyal, only caring about the interests of other Jews or a larger "Jewish agenda". Learn more about that myth here.

https://antisemitism.adl.org/disloyalty/

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Deadly Exchange Antisemitism
This video breaks down the antisemitic lies behind Deadly Exchange, and shows how this campaign harms communities in America.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=external&v=691365271336494

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Lies about US-Israel exchanges
Blaming Israel for police brutality in America is an antisemitic lie. US-Israel police exchange programs help senior officials prevent terrorist attacks and have nothing to do with street arrests.

https://forward.com/opinion/449171/i-am-the-architect-of-us-israel-police-exchange-programs-dont-believe-the/?fbclid=IwAR1WOl3kUf0O3xW9OLVQlQx7idpG7dj9A_lueyk5rUBrNAjHPLQ_r7vVkGA

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Deadly Exchange lies
There is no empirical evidence that US-Israel exchange programs for senior law enforcement officials have led to a single police killing in the US.

https://fathomjournal.org/israel-and-the-left-three-studies-of-the-crisis-2-jewish-voice-for-peaces-antisemitic-deadly-exchange-campaign/

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Debunking Deadly Exchange
Law enforcement agencies often reach out to organizations such as the ADL to improve community relationships and receive anti-bias training.

https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/our-organization/signature-programs/partnering-with-law-enforcement

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Scapegoating Israel for George Floyd's Murder
It is an antisemitic lie to blame Israel for George Floyd's horrific murder. Even Amnesty International admits that there is no evidence of Israeli authorities teaching anyone the "neck kneeling" technique.

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2020/06/amnesty-international-we-never-reported-neck-kneeling-taught-israelis-us?fbclid=IwAR3Vx0i8JNJa4G3vKo0nBmyjwX3yox_TS44kJoYHOUNaWiRnlHIhsbaBfkU

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