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Anti Semitism

United Nations Appoints First ‘UN Focal Point’ to Monitor Antisemitism

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The United Nations has named Spanish diplomat Miguel Ángel Moratinos, High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), as its “Focal Point” responsible with monitoring antisemitism. Moratinos, appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, will now be tasked with “enhancing a system-wide response” to combat global antisemitism – within an international body that has long … Read More

Twitter: Unlike Trump Tweets, Khamenei’s ‘Eliminate Israel’ Posts Are Ok

Thursday, July 30, 2020

A Twitter official on Wednesday said that the tweets in which Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei calls for Israel’s destruction do not violate the company’s rules against hate speech, and indicated that they are considered mere “foreign policy saber-rattling.” “We have an approach toward leaders that says that direct interactions with fellow public figures, comments … Read More

Bid to Oust Florida State University Student Senate President With History of Antisemitic Statements Fails

Thursday, July 23, 2020

A no-confidence vote to remove the new Florida State University Student Senate president due to past antisemitic statements he had made failed to gain a necessary two-thirds majority on Wednesday night, though the final tally revealed a majority in favor of removal. Ahmad Daraldik — who is Palestinian-American — recently replaced a previous president of the Student … Read More

FSU Student Senate Upended by Social Media Posts: President Ousted, Successor Faces Outcry

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Less than a week after Jack Denton, former Student Government Association (SGA) Senate President at Florida State University was removed from office for derogatory speech against the LGBTQ community, students are calling for his successor Ahmad Daraldik to also be removed. An online petition created by someone under the username “FSU Student” calls for the removal of current FSU … Read More

Palestinian Foreign Minister Claims the Jews Control Apple and Google

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki claimed in a recent interview that Jews controlled the giant tech companies Apple and Google. Appearing on Palestine TV on July 18, Maliki was asked about a claim that appeared on Instagram – which was later proved to be false — that Apple Maps and Google Maps had removed the name … Read More

Spain Adopts Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Definition of Anti-Semitism

Thursday, July 23, 2020

JTA — The government of Spain has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain issued a statement Wednesday thanking the Spanish government for its decision.’ The IHRA working definition describes various forms of anti-Semitism, including hatred and discrimination against Jews, Holocaust denial and, sometimes controversially, in some contexts, … Read More

Neo-Nazi Thugs Parade Through Pennsylvania City Waving Swastikas and Yelling Expletives

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Screaming anti-gay, antisemitic and anti-black invective, about two dozen members of an American neo-Nazi organization marched through the streets of a central Pennsylvania city last weekend. According to local media reports, the neo-Nazi thugs were largely unchallenged as they paraded through Williamsport. Under the banner of an organization calling itself the “National Socialist Movement” (NSM), … Read More

Star of David Deemed ‘Hateful Imagery’ By Twitter

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Star of David has been deemed “hateful imagery” by Twitter, which is locking the accounts of users who display it in their profile pictures. The Campaign Against Antisemitism has reported that several Twitter users have contacted them in recent days to report that their accounts had been locked by the social media platform. The … Read More