The Algemeiner newspaper held their tenth annual J100 Gala final evening, starting with a second of silence in reminiscence of all those that had been murdered on October seventh in Israel.
Ambassador Gilad Erdan, Everlasting Consultant of Israel to the United Nations, stated “The Jewish individuals have skilled the worst tragedy for the reason that Holocaust. Over 1,400 have been slaughtered, hundreds extra injured, and nonetheless over 200 hostages. Amongst them, infants and Holocaust survivors are being held by Hamas terrorists. This battle is just not solely being waged from the air, land, and sea. There may be one other battle and it’s being waged in your front room, in your smartphones, in your hearts, and your minds. We’re being fed lies by the media. Final week, Hamas claimed that 500 Palestinians had been killed by an Israeli airstrike on a hospital. Instantly, practically each information channel started repeating Hamas’ lies, taking their phrase earlier than even checking the info. Following the discharge of proof, it turned clear that not solely was the variety of casualties grossly exaggerated, the explosion was attributable to a terrorist rocket. They aren’t solely murdering our kids, they’re murdering their very own youngsters. The Algemeiner, is a beacon of fact the place the lies are being uncovered. The Algemeiner is preventing the nice battle for the sake of Israel and for the sake of the reality.”
Actor Dean Cain, politician Natan Sharansky (launched by chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov), and journalist Irit Tratt had been the night’s honorees. “Some issues in life are difficult. Different issues are fairly easy. What has occurred in Israel is sort of merely, good versus evil, humanity versus evil. There can by no means be an excuse to homicide harmless individuals, together with 30 lovely youngsters”, shared Dean Cain. He continued “I put on many hats in my life. Typically I put on a dressing up underneath my shirt – not tonight – however there are few issues that I’m extra pleased with than producing an Emmy award-winning documentary known as Hate Amongst Us, which paperwork the rise of antisemitism in Europe and the US. That was finished in 2019. I want we had been incorrect. I’m additionally very pleased with my work with From The Depths, with my good pal Jonny Daniels. We’ve taken quite a few members of the US Congress to go to websites of the Holocaust like Auschwitz. I took my very own son as a result of I believed it was essential for him to be taught what he didn’t research at school. All of us stood there in Auschwitz and we promised that we might by no means be detached once more. We promised by no means once more. However it did occur once more. I’m right here tonight to inform the world that we are going to not be silent. We is not going to be detached. Israel, we stand behind you, beside you, subsequent to you, and with our Jewish pals right here in America and world wide. God bless America. God bless Israel. God bless the courageous servicemen and ladies of our international locations.”
“For us rising up within the Soviet Union, the one Jewish factor which existed was antisemitism”, stated Former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky. “In the present day, many political leaders and teachers speak about Israel as an apartheid state. That Israel does to Palestinians what Nazis did to Jews. That Palestinian refugee camps are the Auschwitz of at the moment. Cartoons of the Israeli Prime Minister consuming Palestinian youngsters as blood drips from his chin. I say, wait a minute, that’s antisemitism. These are the photographs and the rhetoric we had been proven within the Soviet Union of Jews. They are saying all of us love Jews, we are going to do all the pieces for Jews, we’re not antisemitic. They are saying they’re towards pogroms. However they’re paving the best way to the legitimacy of pogroms. That’s one thing that now we have to be taught right here at the moment. We don’t want extra lectures and extra definitions; anti-zionism is antisemitism at the moment!”
Algemeiner Honorary Chairman Dovid Efune, a veteran journalist of 4 Gaza wars, shared “In the present day, the choice to put on a kippah or a star of David in public, to attend a synagogue, or preserve a Jewish faculty open, requires braveness. We should not give one inch within the battle for id… There may be additionally a raging battle for fact on the entrance strains on which The Algemeiner stands. We’re witnessing in actual time the propagation of monstrous blood libels on a scale the world has by no means seen. We’re gathered right here now, all of us as troopers on this battle for fact. We’re one individuals with one coronary heart. Israel’s tears are our tears. It’s anger is our anger. Its battle is our battle. We can be its voice.”
The Gala is the annual extremely anticipated J100 Checklist of the highest 100 people positively influencing Jewish life, known as the Jewish reply to TIME100. This years listing contains Ina Garten (who shared Rosh Hashanah recipes on the excessive vacation), Ambassador Nikki Haley (a stalwart supporter of Israel), Ben Platt (who spoke out towards protestors in entrance of the Broadway play ‘Parade’, a real story of a Jewish businessman), Sunny Sandler (Adam Sandler’s daughter and star of her fathers hit movie ‘You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah), and Jessica Seinfeld (who has been vocal towards Kanye West’s antisemitic remarks).
Dana Arschin, Emmy award-winner and TV journalist, hosted the Gala. Writer Simon Jacobson, and Dovid and Mushka Efune, had been co-chairs, and Bernard-Henri Lévy served as honorary chairman.
Now celebrating its 51st anniversary, The Algemeiner is a world information vacation spot printed on-line and in print that serves as an impartial media voice masking the Center East, Israel, and issues of Jewish curiosity world wide. The Algemeiner has been recognized because the “quickest rising Jewish newspaper within the US” by CNBC. It has been described by former Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor as “the voice of the Jewish individuals and Israel” and hailed as “courageous and relentlessly correct” by longtime New Republic editor Marty Peretz.