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Mayim Bialik said that “nothing has prepared” her for the anti-Semitism she’s seeing across America — and made it clear that there was “no excuse” for any of it — following the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel that resulted in the deaths of more than 1,400 Israelis.
The 47-year-old actress posted an emotional 10-minute video on TikTok — which was shared on X — in which she speaks out as a Jewish American against the anti-Semitism she’s witnessing, blasting it as “unacceptable.”
“Imagine if there was a massacre of an ethnic group or a religious group, the equivalent of 50,000 Americans,” she said. “And imagine if what happened after that was that all over the world, there were marches of tense of thousands of people calling for further massacre of those people … That’s what it feels like right now as a Jewish person.”
“There has not been an experience in my lifetime that has prepared me for this,” she added. “I have heard from many people my whole life that anti-semitism is growing. That the Holocaust, while we say we’ll never forget, many have forgotten. And the swiftness with which the global population has seized upon the massacre of Jewish civilians living inside of a border. The swiftness with which the world has stepped up to redefine terrorism, to redefine statehood, to redefine the right of a people to exist.”
Listen to @missmayim as she speaks out against antisemitism and in support of Israel in the current climate.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) October 29, 2023
“Nothing has prepared me or any of us for this,” the “Jeopardy!” host continued. “Because it is clear, we get it. It is clear that there is a strain of antisemitism that is alive and well. It is thriving at my Alma Mater where the chant ‘We want a Jewish genocide’ was echoed in the quad in front of Royce Hall.”
Bialik, who got her doctoral from UCLA, said students of all backgrounds were chanting on that very campus, calling for a “Jewish genocide” — and she responded, calling it “unacceptable” and “not normal.”
“We should not normalize it,” the actress said. “There is no excuse for calling for a genocide of an entire people. Period. Full stop.”
At one point in the clip, Bialik said her son is looking to go away to college and that many of the schools on his list are “universities that can not find a way to unanimously, undeniably, irrevocably denounce any organization that celebrates the massacre of Jewish people.”
“This is astounding,” the actress said, noting that homes very close to hers are being “threatened because of mezuzah on the door.”
“Jewish stars are being painted on Jewish homes all over the world. Is this the moment that anti-Zionists have been waiting for?” she added. “The moment when the entire world bans against the Jewish people. I’m no longer afraid to draw comparisons to the global attempt of the elimination of the Jewish people. Which my grandparents escaped eastern Europe to flee.”
She admitted she’s scared to send her child to school events right now and she’s scared to think “what he will meet when he goes to college,” calling herself for the first time a “stranger in a strange land.”