NOVEMBER 4, 2023
|On October 7, Israel was attacked, and more than 1,400 people were killed including 30 Americans. Over 243 people from all over the world have been taken hostage.
In the wake of the attack, antisemitism is on the rise across the globe. FBI Director Christopher Wray is warning that antisemitism is soaring to historic heights right here in our nation, as evidenced by the virulent protests against Israel in major U.S. cities and on college campuses and the increased reports of death threats against Jewish Americans.
Almost one year ago, I attended the NFRW Western Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, with over 100 of my Republican sisters. We heard from many inspirational speakers, but the high point of the event was the five courageous holocaust survivors who shared their poignant stories. These survivors suffered imprisonment, loss of family and physical struggles. They became emotional as they spoke of the atrocities they experienced. It was a strong reminder that never again can we let this happen in our world.
As leaders and influencers in America, we must speak up and be an example of courage, care, and kindness for one another. And we must stand firm against antisemitism, wherever and whenever it rears its ugly head.
Holocaust survivors Marcel Miernick, Jack Myer, Ray Fiol, and Alex Keuchel shared their stories during the NFRW Western States Conference, most doing so publicly for the first time in 80 years because they do not want people to forget this horrendous time in world history.