April 19, 2024
StandWithUs describes itself as “a global, nonpartisan schooling group that helps Israel and fights antisemitism.”

 Greater than 100 group leaders and San Diego elected officers attended a safety briefing in Level Loma this week specializing in “the stark realities of terrorism and its potential repercussions” in reference to the Israel-Hamas conflict, based on a spokesman.

Based on StandWithUs, the gathering was held Wednesday on the LOT theater and featured 5 mayors from each the Democratic and Republican events; San Diego County supervisors, metropolis council members, faculty board trustees, tribal leaders and representatives from the Black, Chaldean, Hindu, Jewish, Latino and LGBTQ+ communities.

StandWithUs describes itself as “a global, nonpartisan schooling group that helps Israel and fights antisemitism.”

The occasion additionally included leaders from organized labor, the enterprise sector, philanthropists, native media members, navy and legislation enforcement, the present and former San Diego Police Division chiefs, the county sheriff and undersheriff, and an official from the San Diego District Lawyer’s Workplace, based on a StandWithUs information launch.

After safety briefing and dialogue, attendees watched a 47-minute video displaying an “unedited portrayal of the October 7, 2023, Hamas terrorist assault, consisting of unedited depictions of the terrorists’ personal physique cam footage, residence safety and CCTV footage taken in Southern Israel that day,” StandWithUs stated.

StandWithUs stated the video was beforehand labeled and shared with solely the San Diego congressional delegation, and “emphasised the brutality” of the Oct. 7 assault and “bolstered the significance of defending all marginalized and at-risk communities, particularly the Jewish group, from hate-based violence, which is unfortunately on the rise at the moment.”

The panel of audio system included SDPD Chief David Nisleit; Jordan Marks, San Diego County assessor/recorder/clerk; Carmel Halevy, consul for Public Diplomacy on the Consulate Basic of Israel in Los Angeles; Oz Laniado, govt director for StandWithUs Southwest; Stella Escobedo, of One America Information Community; and businessman Dan Feder.

“Their insights set a solemn however mandatory tone for the viewing, highlighting the collaborative efforts required to safeguard our group towards such threats,” StandWithUs stated. Laniado stated the Wednesday briefing “served not solely as a wake-up name to the realities of terrorism, but in addition as a robust reminder of our group’s energy and unity within the face of adversity.

“We’re immensely grateful for the participation of every chief, which underscores our shared dedication to sustaining the safety of San Diego,” he added.

As a result of video’s graphic content material and recording coverage, contributors “locked their cellphones in safe holders that prohibited them from getting used in the course of the video portion of the occasion,” StandWithUs stated.

–Metropolis Information Service