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The North Carolina Coalition for Israel (NCCI) are diverse, grassroots, action-oriented champions of Israel and Jewish people everywhere, boldly standing up against antisemitism and unencumbered by institutional constraints. NCCI Advocate Toolkit covers fighting anti-Semitism in the following contexts:

What is AntiSemitism/AntiZionism?
The U.S. State Department’s “working definition of anti-Semitism,” was signed on May 26, 2016, in Bucharest, Romania, and adopted by 31 member states of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, including the United States, under the Obama administration. The definition has carried over to the current administration, and the intent is for it to guide American understanding of anti-Semitism into the future.
This definition (Reference: Defining Anti-Semitism – Office Of International Religious Freedom) is centered around the 3-D’s of discrimination: Demonizing, Delegitimizing, and applying a Double Standard to Israel for actions common to other countries including the USA. It also says, in part, “Anti-Semitism frequently charges Jews with conspiring to harm humanity, and it is often used to blame Jews for ‘why things go wrong.’” Note that anti-Zionism delegitimizes the Jewish State of Israel, and only this Jewish state among all sovereign states; anti-Zionism IS anti-Semitism.

IHRA AntiSemitism Guide – Examples as Illustrations

According to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could include, but are not limited to:

  • Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.
  • Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.
  • Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.
  • Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust).
  • Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
  • Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.
  • Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.
  • Applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.
  • Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis.
  • Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.
  • Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel.