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Thursday, October 09, 2003

The story of Rachel Fish and the Harvard Divinity School

"We should never ignore, rationalize or underestimate hate speech"
Rachel Fish supplies us all with a much needed success story and pep talk:
"Frustrated by Arab anti-Semitism? Upset by people's insensitivity toward Jewish concerns? Think you're powerless to influence your school or community? Think again.

A group of Harvard students spoke out against hate speech in the Middle East and, thanks to the support of the community, achieved results. I helped organize the group and our efforts resulted in shutting down an Arab League think tank that distributes hate speech against Americans and Jews."
Read the full account of how Rachel, with help from MEMRI, the ADL, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the David Project, was able to accomplish such a feat.

Kol hakavod and our gratitude to Rachel, and to all those who speak and act against the rising tide of bigotry.