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‘Never Again Is Now’ Sounds the Alarm on Rising Anti-Semitism Evelyn Markus, the daughter of Dutch Holocaust survivors, moved to Los Angeles in 2006 with her partner Rosa Zeegers. She no longer felt safe in Amsterdam amid escalating anti-Semitic attacks on the streets, at sports stadiums and after finding a pink Star of David graffitied on her front door. With Jews increasingly under siege all over Europe and a rise in anti-Semitism in the United…
Evelyn MarkusNovember 5, 2019
Last weekend the University of Minnesota hosts the yearly conference of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). SJP has about 200 branches on university campuses throughout the United States and is affiliated with the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. SJP is known for its defamation of Israel and its intimidation and harassment of Israeli and Jewish students and speakers on campus. https://www.standwithus.com/post/standwithus-launches-campaign-against-national-sjp-2019 The Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and the…
Evelyn MarkusNovember 4, 2019
Hate crimes and harassment against Jews in the United States have risen in the past four years. Some of which were the deadliest scale in American history. An important thing to look at is if the ideas behind these crimes are spreading. If the ideas spread the incidents will rise. (more…)
Evelyn MarkusOctober 21, 2019
I had no plans whatsoever to make a film. I am a psychologist, coaching people and organizations in conflict resolution. I am also an activist against antisemitism and all I used for that was a pen and knocking on doors. Making a film about antisemitism just happened to me in a curious way. (more…)
Evelyn MarkusSeptember 19, 2019
This week I am on vacation in Israel. A long-time Israeli friend took me to Jerusalem yesterday and gave me a fantastic tour there. He grew up in that city. He showed me his house and the neighborhood where his family had lived for seven generations. They were Jews from Greece who escaped antisemitism and settled in Jerusalem in the 1800’s. (more…)
Evelyn MarkusSeptember 13, 2019
On August 30, 2019, a 34-year old man from Los Angeles, with links to the Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, was charged with hate crime in the Los Angeles County District Attorney. The man had yelled antisemitic slurs two weeks earlier at a Jewish man and his infant and threatened to kill them. (more…)
Evelyn MarkusSeptember 12, 2019