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Dear Friends,

"Imagine all the people living life in peace" ~ John Lennon
 
In the aftermath of the Holocaust and other incidents of hate, Abe Foxman ADL (Anti Defamation League) National Director says we always ask the question "What if?’" "What if" more people had stood up to defy Hitler? What kind of world could we imagine for our children and grandchildren if more people stood up to say ‘no’ to racism, bigotry, prejudice and anti-Semitism? 

The struggle for justice and tolerance faces widespread challenges. Individuals, organizations and governments need to work together to stamp out all forms of bigotry, hatred and extremism and then maybe the dream of a world without hate will one day become a reality.
 
With warm regards,

Janine Gelley 
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Division.
World WIZO.
Let's not just imagine a world without hate but make it happen.Take the message of this inspirational video and all those mentioned in it and apply it to everyday and everywhere!

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Editor-in-chief: Janine Gelley
Co-editors: Lisa Moss, Raquel Dar
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