The Israeli Information and Assistance Center for the Victims of Anti-Semitism
Israeli authorities and the Jewish Agency have been misinforming world Jewry by stating that in the State of Israel Jews can find refuge from anti-Semitism. Reports of anti-Semitic acts have turned into a regular feature in Israeli newspapers, mainly Russian-language ones. The movement “Dmir – Assistance in Absorption” has carried out an investigation of the problem and found that the scourge of anti-Semitism had penetrated the society fabric much deeper than predicted in most grim estimates. Many new immigrants have found to their horror that they encounter here in Israel the same abuses and humiliation of anti-Semitic nature on the part of non-Jews who had come together with them from the former USSR, which they hoped to be protected from in Israel. The stories related by the victims and eye-witnesses, as well as in newspaper reports, have been presented in a report on the situation in that sphere. We have repeatedly appealed to various government leaders and MKs, but received no reply. The official Israel does not dare to react to the problem. Against that background, all statements of Israeli leaders condemning anti-Semitic acts in other countries appear as pitiful affectation.
Meanwhile, the phantasmagoria is continuing, and the number of victims of anti-Semitic acts is growing continuously. While the Israeli establishment and our politicians are hushing up the facts of anti-Semitism in Israel, a group of victims and activists has decided to create a center to support the victims of anti-Semitism in Israel.
Among our aims and tasks are the following:
- To attract the attention of the public to the problem of anti-Semitism.
- To create an information center for new immigrants with local branches, with the aim of providing legal and psychological help to the victims of anti-Semitism.
- Carrying out explanatory work among the immigrants in the ways of reacting to anti-Semitic acts.
- Demanding that the authorities carry out efficient measures to prevent anti-Semitic acts and punish their perpetrators.
On September 6, 2000, the first meeting of our organization activists and victims of anti-Semitism took part in Tel-Aviv.
We invite people who are interested in improving the situation in this sphere and making necessary changes to contact us.