As has often happened around the world and throughout history, the U.S. is currently experiencing a surge of antisemitic rhetoric. Though stoked by right-wing politicians like former president Donald Trump, prominent Black voices like Ye and Kyrie Irving have pushed this anti-Jewish propaganda as well, and some Black people on social media have sided with these stars as they face backlash for their words.

With credible threats against Jewish people and places of worship rising, these words can have deadly consequences. That makes it important not only to battle against antisemitism but also to actively remember the long history of solidarity between Black and Jewish people as they’ve both battled against racism and white supremacy.