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Rafael Shimunov

Rafael ‘Raf’ Shimunov is a vile “as a Jew useful tool” from Queens NY, an early leader of the extremist group of self loathing Jews ‘IfNotNow‘ and current Board Member of the vile antisemitic Linda Sarsour affiliated organization ‘Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ)’ and the ‘Jewish Vote‘ which frequently endorses antisemitic candidates.

Raf caused outrage on social media this past week after he shamefully mocked the IDF’s involvement in the Surfside, Florida building collapse that left dozens dead and many more still missing. Jumping on the opportunity to trash the Jewish nation, antisemite Linda Sarsour quickly retweeted Raf’s post. Sarsour reeling in backlash deleted her post but Raf refused.

This wasn’t the first time Raf vilified the Jewish people or nation; he has defended and promoted antisemites as well as spread hatred and falsehoods against Israel. For example:

  • In 2017 Raf launched the “#JewsForLindaSarsour” social media campaign, promoting one of America’s largest antisemites and going out of his way to defend her, tweeting out “Pathetic trolls couldn’t compete with the force of millions of women at #WomensMarch, now targeting one of its organizers #IMarchWithLinda.” A short time period later Sarsour stepped down from the Women’s March over her vile antisemitism and obsession with Jews.
  • In 2018 Raf published an article in the Forward condemning Jewish leaders who spoke out against antisemitic remarks made by Washington D.C. Councilman Trayon White in which White claimed Jews controlled the weather and banks. Rather than condemning his hateful remarks, Raf told Jewish leaders they should be “ashamed of themselves”.
  • In 2019 following the terror attack in a Christchurch, New Zealand mosque, Raf tweeted: “If you think there is a difference between F-16’s over Gaza right now, which is almost half children 14 years or younger, and the New Zealand Mosque shootings, you are very mistaken.”
  • In 2019 he tweeted AIPAC was a right wing organization “that funds ethnic cleansing in my name as a Jew.”

Rafael Shimunov is nothing more than a pathetic “as a Jew” puppet being used by extremists like Linda Sarsour to validate their hatred against the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

As antisemitism continues to skyrocket in America and Jews in the diaspora are held responsible for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, self-loathing bigots like Rafael Shimunov only cause further harm and fuel Jew-hatred.

Rafael’s bigotry must be challenged and exposed.