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The “burning of the Jews” depiction during Europe’s Black Death plague. Source: University of Iowa’s Library.

‘Not vaccinated:’ How refusal is spreading the virus of anti-Semitism

A sad sight has returned to the streets of New York—and doubtless, to other cities around the country in which a growing majority of residents have vaccinated themselves from COVID-19. People are wearing masks...
Social-media icons. Credit: TY Lim.

New report slams social-media giants for ‘failing to act on anti-Semitism’

A new report by the Center to Counter Digital Hate (CCDH) revealed that five major social-media companies failed to act upon 84 percent of anti-Semitic posts on their websites, despite promising to double down on anti-Semitism. Researchers...
Gilad Erdan on May 18, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Erdan urges world leaders to take action on UNRWA staff inciting anti-Semitism online

Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, is urging the United Nations and world leaders to take action against the U.N. Relief Works Agency (UNWRA) after a watchdog report...
Israeli Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern with Liz Kanter, TikTok's director of government relations and public policy in Jerusalem on July 19, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Israeli intelligence minister, TikTok policy director talk best practices in fighting hate

Israeli Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern met Liz Kanter, director of government relations and public policy at TikTok, in Jerusalem on Monday to discuss best practices about how to prevent the spread of anti-Semitic content...
An animated video that glorifies Palestinian terror and features four real-life deadly attacks against Israelis was removed by TikTok. Source: Screenshot via Palestinian Media Watch.

New study reveals 912 percent increase in anti-Semitic content on TikTok

During a symposium about online anti-Semitism sponsored by the U.S. State Department last year, a representative from the social-media platform TikTok assured that his company was working to combat hate. Speaking in October 2020, Jeff Collins said...
A view of Facebook's website. Credit: Shutterstock.

‘Anti-Semitism has no place on Facebook’: ADL says in letter to Oversight Board

The Anti-Defamation League has called on Facebook’s Oversight Board to overturn the social-media platform’s decision to leave content online that the Jewish group said “promote anti-Semitism in clear contravention of the company’s community standards”...
Lilly Ebert. Source: Twitter.

Holocaust survivor attacked with hateful comments on TikTok

The TikTok account of a Holocaust survivor was recently flooded with anti-Semitic messages as violence took place in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians. Lily Ebert, 97, a native of Bonyhád, Hungary, who...
Illustrative image. Credit: David Whelan via Wikimedia Commons.

Facebook disables PA-linked accounts ‘used for spying’

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it had disabled accounts it said were being used by the Palestinian Authority’s Preventative Security Service (PSS), its internal intelligence organization, to spy on political opponents, journalists and human-rights...
Townhouses in New York City's Upper West Side. Credit: Tupungato/Shutterstock.

Aide for New York city council candidate says Upper West Side ‘too Jewish and...

The campaign manager for a Democratic New York City Council candidate said last week that Manhattan’s Upper West Side is too white and Jewish, the New York Post reported. Quinn Mootz, who is Jewish, serves as campaign...
Illustrative photo of a judge. Credit: Zolnierek/Shutterstock.

British court sentences Holocaust denier to prison time for ‘baiting Jews’

A woman in Britain said to be a virulent anti-Semite has been found guilty of spreading offensive messages and material over the Internet and was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison by a magistrate...