Activism

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Arizona Mayors Unite Against Anti-Semitism

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization. From city halls to Capitol Hill, at the UN and in world capitals, AJC works to impact policy and opinion on some of the most important issues facing the Jewish people: fighting antisemitism and all forms of hate, strengthening Israel’s place in the…

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Until it happens to you…

Photo courtesy ABC 15. Before the pandemic stay-at-home orders became commonplace in our community, I didn’t leave the house. The place that I consider my sanctuary, my home, became a place where I was unsure of my own safety. On the night of Jan. 25, 2020, Johnny Roman Garza, as part of a conspiracy planned…

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Arizona State student government adopts universal definition of anti-Semitism

Arizona State University’s student government has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The resolution to adopt the widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism passed on Sept. 15, in a 15-1-3 vote. In a statement by Students Supporting Israel, ASU student Koral Zaarur said the measure was in response to recent posters of Adolf…

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Finding Hope Amid Political Unrest

Photo: Mission for Arizona had a Zoom meeting on June 27 with U.S. State Senate candidate Mark Kelly and his wife, Gabby Giffords. By Ethan Blyn My first real experience with politics was the 2016 Presidential Election. My expectation of what would happen was primarily driven by my idealistic notion of the influence of grassroots…

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