Billboard campaign aimed at tackling antisemitism launched in Times Square
Digital billboards that feature slogans which aim to tackle antisemitism have been launched as part of a campaign in Times Square.
The billboards, which were revealed earlier this week, were created by JewBelong, a non-profit organisation that aims to promote inclusivity among Jews.
One of the billboards read: “You didn’t like it when we didn’t defend ourselves. And you don’t like it when we do. Doesn’t leave much wiggle room.”
Another powerful message states: “We’re just 75 years since the gas chambers. So no, a billboard calling out antisemitism isn’t an overreaction.”
“3,500 years of antisemitism doesn’t make it right,” reads another.
Archie Gottesman, Co-founder of JewBelong, said: “I think it makes people feel a little less alone. Like, gosh, you’re not the only person who people threw pennies at when they were little and you’re not the only person who someone said you killed Jesus.”
The campaign will remain in Times Square for a month and is expected to expand across further cities within the United States, including Philadelphia, Miami, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. However, according to Ms Gottesman, there were some cities that were not receptive to the idea.
Regarding the campaign, the organisation tweeted: “Antisemitism is real, dangerous and growing. It’s time for the Jewish community to fight back. That’s why we launched this campaign in Times Square yesterday. Please share and repost. Together we can help stop antisemitism in its disgusting tracks.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism reported on the recent wave of antisemitism which has continued across the United States.
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