Release | Raise Your Hand if You’re a Zionist



For Immediate Release
June 20, 2024

Matthew Franklin
[email protected]


“Raise Your Hand if You’re a Zionist”

What’s Driving America’s Descent into Rabid Antisemitism?

WASHINGTON, DC —Anti-Israel protestors cloaked in Keffiyeh scarves boarded a New York City subway and terrorized peaceful citizens, demanding riders “raise your hand if you’re a Zionist,” and threatening, “This is your chance to get out.” A week later, New York police are still searching for the man who led the chants while yelling in people’s faces. They are considering elevating the coercion charge to a hate crime.

According to the New York Post, roving mobs gathered at “Union Square Park in Manhattan and held up a banner that read ‘Long live October 7.’ One antisemitic demonstrator at the event yelled that he wished ‘Hitler was still here’ to ‘wipe out’ the Jews.”

These are not isolated events.

Throughout the spring, more than 100 American universities were overtaken by pro-Hamas protests, encampments and aggressive gatherings ostensibly for Muslim prayers. Belligerent college presidents dragged before Congress refused to take responsibility for their institution’s allowance for antisemitism by students and staff. Tens of thousands of American youths have taken to the streets to block traffic, trains, and President Joe Biden’s campaign events. Individual Jewish Americans have experienced increased persecution including doxing and vandalism to their homes.

For most Americans, the sudden eruption of anti-Israel protests, Holocaust denial and hatred of the Jews appeared out of nowhere after October 7. But, for many human rights advocates, historians, and researchers who’ve been warning of increased violence and harassment against Jews (and Christians) globally, what is afoot is part and parcel of an expanding global jihad making its debut in America. This American jihad is enabled and funded by the allied efforts of homegrown and foreign Communists and Sharia supremacists who have gained unprecedented footholds in our country’s institutions of higher learning, media, corporations, the entertainment industry and halls of government.

Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) next webinar, “Raise Your Hand if You’re a Zionist: What’s Driving America’s Descent into Rabid Antisemitism?” from 4:30-5:45 p.m. ET today, will preeminently feature the insights of Israeli and American Jews examining the explosive and unsafe environment many Jewish Americans say reminds them of living in Germany in the years leading up to the Holocaust. It also is a warning of what may be in store for Christians here, some of whom have already begun to be persecuted for their faith.

WHAT: An STPC Webinar | “Raise Your Hand if You’re a Zionist”: What’s Driving America’s Descent into Rabid Antisemitism?”

WHEN: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 20, 2024


Moderator: Frank Gaffney, President and CEO, Save the Persecuted Christians; Executive Chairman, Center for Security Policy; Host, “Securing America with Frank Gaffney” on America’s Voice Network


Avi Mizrachi, Founding Pastor of Adonai Roi Congregation; Executive Director, Dugit Messianic Outreach Centre since 1993; International Evangelical speaker – Topic: “Oct. 7 and the Aftermath: Vilifying the Victim of Terror”
Charles Jacobs, PhD, President, Americans for Peace and Tolerance; co-founder, Africa-Jewish Alliance; Harvard-educated human rights activist, writer, speaker – Topic: “Surging Antisemitism in America. Where’s it Coming From and How Can it be Effectively Combatted?”
Rabbi Pesach Wolicki, Orthodox Rabbi, promoter of Jewish-Christian relations; Host, “Eyes on Israel” on America’s Voice Network; author, “Israel365” – Topic: “Two Hatreds of One People: Antisemitism Left & Right”
Faith McDonnell, Director of Advocacy, Katartismos Global; Co-Leader: Anglican Persecuted Church Network and the Global Anglican Fellowship Suffering Church Network; columnist/blogger, for the PATHEOS Evangelical Channel, and co-author “Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children,” 2007 Chosen Books – Topic: “Anglicans: Combatting Antisemitism with Zionism and Biblical Orthodoxy”
Ann Schockett, Immediate former president, National Federation of Republican Women; Board Member, Save the Persecuted Christians – Topic: “Persecuted in America: Citizens Can – and Must – Rebuke Antisemitism”

HOW: Register to attend at


To interview representatives from Save the Persecuted Christians, Matthew Franklin, [email protected].

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