Robert Kraft Tom Brady Tom Brady talks with owner Robert Kraft before a preseason game in August 2019.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft enlisted some heavy hitters in his campaign against antisemitism. Joining Kraft is former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and rapper Meek Mill.

Kraft, who is the 81-year-old, is investing $25 million in a multi-level campaign to fight antisemitism through his Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (FCAS). The foundation’s job is to promote stories and combat antisemitism in this country which is on the rise in the US.

Kraft said he hopes to “educate all Americans” on the rise of hateful acts against Jewish Americans. “What’s happening in America today, it is a big part of my life,” Kraft told People Magazine.

“There’s been work done that shows that 50% of Americans do not realize that antisemitism is any problem, and the Jewish population is roughly 2.4% of the population in the US but yet receives over 55% of the hate crimes.”

Robert Kraft said Tom Brady was more than happy to help.

“He and I are still very tight and he will be using this blue emoji when we kick off again,” Kraft said, He says that he hopes the emoji will become a “symbol of solidarity” that will help fight anti-Jewish hate and other forms of discrimination.

Kraft added, “So when I tell you there are 15 million Jews in the world today, what happened 75, 80 years ago with the killing of 6 million, they would’ve represented 60, 70 million people today and it is really horrible.”

{People Magazine}

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