(Los Angeles -- March 30, 2021) -- StandWithUs is horrified by the recent outbreak of violent physical attacks against the Asian American community, particularly targeting women and the elderly. Brutal hate crimes against Asian people in Atlanta, New York, San Francisco and elsewhere illustrate the urgent need to bring perpetrators to justice and address the ignorance that allows such racism to fester. The Jewish community knows all too well the pain and fear associated with being targeted for attack simply for being identifiably Jewish. We stand in solidarity with the Asian community and call on all people of good will to take a stand against this hatred.
About StandWithUs StandWithUs (SWU) is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism. Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has chapters and programs on 5 continents, including the U.S., Israel, UK, Canada, South Africa and Brazil. For the last 8 years, SWU has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum). www.standwithus.com and www. facebook.com/standwithus and www.twitter.com/standwithus