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Telegram warned of ‘nurturing subculture deifying terrorists’

Hope not Hate urges messaging app to act on privacy policy that ‘facilitates’ murderous contentMPs, leaders of faith communities, and groups involved in countering hate have sent a letter to Telegram urging it to take action as it emerged as an “app of choice” for racists and violent extremists.An image was projected on to Telegram’s offices in London this week by the campaign group Hope not Hate, which has organised the letter, in a move to shame the company. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Media, Privacy, Race, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Hate Crime, Islamophobia, Online Abuse, Antisemitism


Herschel Walker nixes fundraiser with supporter who had swastika featured on Twitter profile: report

Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks at a rally featuring former President Donald Trump in Perry, Ga., on September 25, 2021. Sean Rayford/Getty Images Herschel Walker canceled an event with a film producer who until recently had a swastika on her social media page, per the AJC. Walker's campaign said the event would not move forward at the home of Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais. The campaign initially said that the image was "clearly an anti-mandatory vaccination graphic...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Senate, Israel, NFL, Trends, Georgia, Gop, US Senate, Donald Trump, Walker, AJC, Herschel, Sean Rayford Getty, Herschel Walker, Swastika


Social media bringing antisemitic ideas to new generation, report says

Antisemitism ‘allowed to flourish’ on platforms whose users are mainly younger people, says researchA new generation of users of “younger” social media platforms such as TikTok are being introduced to antisemitic ideas they would be unlikely to encounter elsewhere, warns a report.The research comes amid warnings that those drawn into conspiracy theories around Covid-19 are at risk of adopting antisemitic views. Continue reading...
Tags: Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Antisemitism, Tiktok


Far-right Covid conspiracy theories fuelling antisemitism, warn UK experts

Organisers of exhibition on history of British fascism say parallels can be drawn with current thinkingA surge in Covid-19 conspiracy theories risks boosting antisemitism, hate crime campaigners have warned after the opening of an exhibition shedding light on interwar British fascism and its parallels today.The Wiener Holocaust Library in London is staging the exhibition – focusing on the motivations and propaganda of British fascists and their European peers in the 1920s and 30s – out of concer...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Holocaust, The far right, Antisemitism, Wiener Holocaust Library, Coronavirus


German singer says hotel staff asked him to hide his Star of David

Employees at the Westin in Leipzig investigated over claims made by Gil Ofarim in emotional videoGerman prosecutors have opened an investigation into employees at a hotel after a musician made accusations of antisemitism against them in a video posted on social media.The singer Gil Ofarim said in an emotional video published on Tuesday that two employees at the Westin hotel in Leipzig, in eastern Germany, had asked him to “put away” a Star of David pendant before he would be allowed to check in....
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, David, Leipzig, Westin, Antisemitism, Gil Ofarim


UK far right promoting sexual violence against women, report finds

New analysis reveals misogyny increasingly prevalent online and being used to steer people into racism and antisemitismSexual violence is increasingly being promoted by the British far right, according to new analysis documenting how misogyny is used to steer individuals towards adopting racist and antisemitic views.Investigators found that pro-rape comments were “not uncommon” among the UK extreme right and that a culture has taken root that endorses sexual violence. Analysing misogyny and anti...
Tags: UK, UK News, Feminism, The far right, Antisemitism, Rape and sexual assault


Hate speech inquiries launched in France over antisemitic protest banners

Police looking into placards seen at demonstrations against Covid health passFrench prosecutors have launched hate speech and incitement of violence investigations into antisemitic banners seen at demonstrations against the country’s coronavirus health pass, which is now required for many daily activities.Recent anti-health-pass demonstrations have seen protesters brandishing placards featuring syringes forming swastikas, wearing yellow stars or carrying banners bearing the word “Qui?” (who?), w...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, The far right, Antisemitism


Poland’s president signs bill to curb claims on property seized by Nazis

Move to limit Jewish people’s opportunity to seek restitution sparks furious response from IsraelPoland’s president has decided to sign a bill that would set limits on the ability of Jews to recover property seized by Nazi German occupiers and retained by postwar communist rulers, drawing fury from Israel, which said the law was antisemitic.“I made a decision today on the act, which in recent months was the subject of a lively and loud debate at home and abroad,” Andrzej Duda said in a statement...
Tags: Europe, Israel, World news, Second world war, Judaism, Poland, Nazism, Andrzej Duda, Antisemitism


French Holocaust survivor Simone Veil’s memorial vandalised

Police launch investigation after memorial in Brittany to former minister daubed with swastikasA stone memorial commemorating the life of the Holocaust survivor and former minister Simone Veil has been defaced with swastikas, police have said, sparking fresh concern over antisemitism in France.The memorial to Veil, at Perros-Guirec in the western Brittany region, was found to have been daubed with the Nazi insignia on Wednesday morning. An investigation has been launched. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Holocaust, Brittany, Emmanuel Macron, Antisemitism, Simone Veil, Perros Guirec


Gaza conflict led to record rise in UK antisemitic attacks, charity says

Community Security Trust recorded 639 incidents in May, 49% of the total for the first half of 2021A charity that monitors antisemitism and provides security for British Jewish groups has said the Gaza conflict that broke out in May resulted in its highest recording of anti-Jewish hate incidents.The Community Security Trust (CST) recorded 1,308 such incidents nationwide between January and June 2021, a 49% increase on the same period in 2020 and the highest recorded in the first half of a year. ...
Tags: UK, Israel, Race, UK News, Gaza, Antisemitism, Community Security Trust, Community Security Trust CST


A ‘safe space for racists’: antisemitism report criticises social media giants

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok failing to act on most reported anti-Jewish posts, says studyThere has been a serious and systemic failure to tackle antisemitism across the five biggest social media platforms, resulting in a “safe space for racists”, according to a new report.Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok failed to act on 84% of posts spreading anti-Jewish hatred and propaganda reported via the platforms’ official complaints system. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Youtube, Race, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Holocaust, Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube, Antisemitism, Tiktok


‘Torrent of abuse’: Jewish man targeted twice in an hour in London

Victim’s family say antisemitic attack on bus and at tube station was because of his ‘obviously Jewish’ appearanceA Jewish man who suffered antisemitic abuse twice in an hour in central London was physically threatened because of his appearance, his family have said.The man, named only as Yosef, was on his way home when he was subjected to a “torrent of abuse”, with threats also being made to his life. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK News, Yosef, Antisemitism


What does it mean to think of the world “in Jewish”?

Antisemitism has been increasingly in the headlines, from reports of violent incidents directly targeting Jews to the growing prominence of ethnonationalist discourse that makes frequent use of Jewish stereotypes. This surge in anti-Jewishness includes renewed attention to the medieval image of the wandering Jew, translated into contemporary parlance with the term “globalism.” Conservative activists see the interconnected globe as a threat to traditional social structures, and as directly linked...
Tags: Books, Featured, Literature, Donald Trump, Yiddish, Welt, Viktor Orban, Arts & Humanities, Hebrew, Antisemitism, Jewish American Experience, American Literature


German army appoints first rabbi as religious counsellor in 100 years

Hungarian-born Zsolt Balla speaks of his ‘historic responsibility’ to serve Jewish soldiersThe German army has installed its first rabbi as a religious counsellor in 100 years, in a symbol of the renewal of Jewish life decades after the Holocaust.Priests and pastors are already providing religious services to the estimated 94,000 Christians in the military. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Religion, World news, Judaism, Antisemitism, Zsolt Balla


Too Jewish For Hollywood: As Antisemitism Soars, Hollywood Should Address Its Enduring Hypocrisy In Hyperbolic Caricatures of Jews

Several years ago, a non-Jewish film producer turned to me and announced, casually and with an air of arrogance and ignorance reserved particularly for bigots, “Jews control Hollywood.” He assured me this was a compliment, as many antisemites are wont, trotting out Neal Gabler’s seminal text on the subject, “An Empire of Their Own: How […]
Tags: Hollywood, Features, Jewish, Antisemitism, NEAL GABLER, Barbra Steisand


Louie Gohmert says $5,500 'donation' to a Holocaust-denying pastor was an accident: report

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Louie Gohmert gave $5,500 to an anti-gay and antisemitic pastor, per The Daily Beast. Steve Anderson has propagated claims that millions of Jews were not killed during the Holocaust. Gohmert's chief of staff blamed the occurrence on a botched internet search for an address. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas reportedly donated $5,500 to an anti-gay and antisemitic pastor last Decembe...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Germany, Trends, Gop, Republican Party, Louie Gohmert, Anderson, Orlando, Jesus Christ, Louie, Anti Defamation League, Federal Election Commission FEC, FEC, ADL, Steve Anderson


A 5th-grade student gave a first-person speech dressed as Hitler. The teacher and school's principal are now on administrative leave.

A student at Maugham Elementary School dressed as Adolf Hitler for a school project. Getty Images, Google Maps A fifth-grade student dressed as Adolf Hitler and gave a speech titled, "Accomplishments." The speech was part of a "Character Development project" organized by his teacher, Fox News said. The school's principal and the student's teacher have been placed on administrative leave. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two staff members have been placed on administ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Education, Trends, New Jersey, News UK, Fox News, Hitler, Adolf Hitler, Board, Elementary School, Englewood, Amy Chua, DeMarco, Maugham


Google removes its head of diversity after 2007 blog post surfaces in which he claimed Jews have 'an insatiable appetite for war'

Kamau Bobb, head of Google's diversity strategy and research team, was removed from his post after an antisemitic blog post he had written was uncovered. Bobb wrote that Israel had "an insatiable appetite for vengeful violence" in a 2007 post. Google apologized for his comments and said he was being reassigned to a role on the company's STEM team. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google announced it's removing its global lead on diversity strategy and research from ...
Tags: Google, Israel, Trends, Diversity, Beirut, Lebanon, Washington Free Beacon, Bobb, Antisemitism, Tech Insider, Kamau Bobb, Julie Gerstein, Manhattan Mark Lennihan, Simon Weisenthal Center


Palestinian BBC journalist who tweeted that 'Hitler was right' is being investigated by the broadcaster

A screenshot of Tala Halawa's most recent BBC story, published on May 23. BBC The BBC is investigating Tala Halawa - an employee who has worked on their coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An unearthed tweet from 2014 shows that Halawa had tweeted that "Hitler was right." Another social media post shows that Halawa called for Israel to be relocated to the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. The BBC is investigating a Palestinian employee who tweeted "#HitlerW...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Media, Israel, US, Trends, Tweets, Social Media, Bbc, News UK, Associated Press, Hitler, Jewish, Journalists, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


Anti-Israel protests in Germany prompt calls for antisemitism crackdown

Israeli flags burned as thousands attend demonstrations in Berlin, Cologne and other citiesPoliticians in Germany have called for tougher measures against antisemitism after thousands of people attended what became aggressive protests at the weekend in connection with the escalating violence in the Middle East.In the most violent protest, in the southern Berlin district of Neukölln, demonstrators who had gathered to show solidarity with Palestinians burned Israeli flags, chanted anti-Israel slog...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Middle East, Hamas, Neukölln, Antisemitism, Berlin Cologne


Police investigate video of antisemitic abuse shouted from cars in London

Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer condemn ‘utterly disgusting’ footage of convoy in St John’s Wood A police investigation has been launched after a video was circulated on social media showing antisemitic chants being shouted from a convoy of cars in north London.Politicians condemned the footage, which was posted on Twitter and showed the cars travelling through the St John’s Wood area of north London on Sunday afternoon. The cars were covered in Palestinian flags with a speaker blasting out antis...
Tags: London, UK News, Boris Johnson, John, Keir Starmer, Antisemitism, St John 's Wood


‘I reject hate speech’: Lakeith Stanfield on Clubhouse antisemitism scandal

Actor moderated talk in which users made antisemitic remarksOpinion: Why Clubhouse spells nothing but troubleThe actor Lakeith Stanfield has spoken out amid controversy over his presence in a Clubhouse room where participants made antisemitic remarks, saying: “Any kind of hate speech, I vehemently reject.” Related: Lakeith Stanfield: ‘I don’t hold anything back’ Continue reading...
Tags: Race, World news, US news, Antisemitism, LAKEITH STANFIELD


Alan Dershowitz called Bernie Sanders a 'self-hating Jew' over his stance on Israel-Palestine violence

Attorney Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, speaks to the press in the Senate Reception Room during the Senate impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on January 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. Mario Tama/Getty Images High-profile lawyer Alan Dershowitz called Sen. Bernie Sanders a "self-hating Jew." He was responding to the senator's stance on Israel-Palestine violence, which escalated this week. Sanders called for a ceasefire and said both Israel and Pale...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Harvard, New York Times, Gaza, Associated Press, Hamas, East Jerusalem, Biden, Donald Trump, Jewish


Conservative candidate to replace Angela Merkel accused of allowing antisemitism

Leading environmentalist criticises Armin Laschet for refusing to sack former spy chief Hans-Georg Maaßen The conservative candidate for German chancellor in September’s elections has been told by the country’s leading environmentalist that he is legitimising antisemitism by refusing to oust the former head of domestic intelligence from his party.The accusation was levelled at Armin Laschet, the leader of the CDU, by Luisa Neubauer, the face of the Fridays for Future movement in Germany, in a st...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, The far right, Cdu, Hans Georg Maasen, Antisemitism, Armin Laschet, Luisa Neubauer


Fake news is not new: Russia’s 19th-century disinformation experiment

Russian “information warfare”—from hacking to efforts to sow “fake news” abroad—has captured international headlines in recent years. Although Russian efforts to influence western opinion are usually seen as a product of the Cold War, they have a much longer lineage.In the late nineteenth century, liberal citizens in England, France, and Switzerland regarded the Russian autocracy with horror. Consequently, they welcomed refugees from Russia with open arms, granting them extensive asylum rights r...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, London, Featured, France, Russia, History, Paris, Switzerland, Adam, England France, Le Figaro, Claridge, Arts & Humanities, Novikova


Reports of antisemitic incidents in the US last year were at their 3rd-highest level in decades: ADL

People gathered in front of the New York Public Library on 5th Ave. to protest antisemitism as 'End Jew Hatred' in Manhattan of New York City, United States on October 15, 2020. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images There were more than 2,000 antisemitic incidents in the US last year, according to data from the Anti-Defamation League. It was the third-highest year for antisemitic incidents since the ADL started tracking them in 1979. Antisemitic incidents were down 4% from...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Speed, Manhattan, New York Public Library, Anti-defamation League, ADL, Greenblatt, Jonathan A Greenblatt, Antisemitism, New York City United States, Connor Perrett, COVID, Tayfun Coskun Anadolu Agency


Protests in France as man accused of killing Jewish woman avoids trial

Decision not to try Kobili Traoré over 2017 killing of 65-year-old neighbour has provoked global outrageHundreds of protesters have rallied in Paris and across France after the alleged killer of a Jewish woman was declared unfit to stand trial because he was judged to have suffered a psychotic episode caused by cannabis use.Kobili Traoré is accused of beating 65-year-old Lucie Attal – better known as Sarah Halimi – and throwing her out of the window of her Paris apartment in 2017. Continue readi...
Tags: France, World news, Paris, Antisemitism, Sarah Halimi, Kobili Traoré, Lucie Attal


Protests in France as man who killed Jewish woman avoids trial

Decision not to try Kobili Traoré over 2017 killing of Sarah Halimi, 65, has provoked international outrageThousands of protesters have rallied in Paris and across France after the killer of a Jewish woman was declared unfit to stand trial because he was judged to have suffered a psychotic episode caused by cannabis use.Kobili Traoré is accused of beating 65-year-old Lucie Attal – better known as Sarah Halimi – and throwing her from the balcony her Paris apartment in 2017. Continue reading...
Tags: France, World news, Paris, Antisemitism, Sarah Halimi, Kobili Traoré, Lucie Attal


‘They’re old but they’re still guilty’: last Nazi hunter in a race against time

Efraim Zuroff watched the Adolf Eichmann trial on TV 60 years ago. It was the beginning of his long quest for justice He describes himself as “the only Jew who prays for the good health of Nazis”. As the last Nazi hunter tracking down the last surviving Nazis from the Holocaust, Efraim Zuroff is in a race against time.Those who took part in the systematic murder of six million Jews in Europe are now over the age of 90, and almost all are frail or sick. Zuroff himself is 72 – born three years aft...
Tags: Europe, Nazis, World news, Holocaust, Second world war, Nazism, Adolf Eichmann, Antisemitism, Efraim Zuroff, Zuroff


Google criticised for failing to remove antisemitic Auschwitz reviews

Company says it ‘must do better’ after Guardian finds more than 150 offensive comments on Maps site Google has said it “must do better” at removing what campaigners called “sickening” and “grotesque” antisemitic content following an investigation by the Guardian.More than 150 antisemitic comments were discovered on the Google Maps site for the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where the Nazis killed 1.1 million people, the overwhelming majority Jews. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Religion, World news, Second world war, Judaism, Guardian, Internet Safety, Alphabet, Auschwitz, Auschwitz Birkenau, Antisemitism