Antisemitism is on the rise. This isn’t something we should take lightly. The Jewish hatred has been spread on social media and it’s become a severe problem for Jewish people living in Europe and the United States.
As we are less than a century away from the holocaust, We must do everything we can to antisemitism.
Hate crimes against Jewish people are up by 75% since 2016, and they’re continuing to rise.
The most recent statistics show that there were 1,986 antisemitic incidents in 2017—a 67% increase from 2016. And those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. Research shows that as many as 90% of hate crimes go unreported.
if you want to help fight against this hateful ideology, there are some things you can do:
* Don’t tolerate antisemitic comments in your social circles or at work. Let your friends know that their words are unacceptable and hurtful.
* If you see someone share an antisemitic post or comment on Facebook or Twitter, report it immediately. You’ll be helping make those platforms safer for everyone!
In 2015, the UK saw its highest level of anti-Semitic hate crimes since records began, with crime rising by 36% from 2014 to 2015 alone. This year has already seen a 45% increase from last year—and it’s only April!
What does this mean for Jewish people? It means that their safety and security are threatened by an increasingly hostile environment that makes them feel unwelcome and unsafe in their own countries.
Antizionism as a form of antisemitism
This is a trend that has been growing for some time, and it’s something we need to address now. Antizionism—a form of anti-Semitism disguised as criticism of Israel—is a major contributor to this troubling phenomenon.
Antizionism involves denying Israel’s right to exist, demonizing Israel as a racist state, and comparing Israeli policies to those of Nazi Germany. It also includes applying double standards to Israel’s treatment by international bodies like the United Nations and other nations around the world.
It often comes with an insidious undertone of hate toward Jewish people: You can see this when people refer to Jewish citizens as “Zionists” or equate Jews with Israelis in order to separate them from their fellow citizens (as if they were two distinct groups). And if you look at how these beliefs manifest themselves on social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook, you’ll see that they’re often accompanied by threats against Jews or violence against Jewish institutions—and sometimes even physical attacks against individuals who identify as Jewish or support Israel politically or ideologically (like me!).
What can we do to stop antisemitism from rising
The first thing you can do is commit to reading about antisemitism and educating yourself about what it is and how it manifests.
Read more about to subject and make sure you are well updated on antisemitic and antizionist propaganda- and stand up to those lies. We recommend starting off with some books, and relevant articles that will keep you updated.
If you want to be an ally, it’s important that you know what you’re talking about so that when someone asks for help or guidance, you can provide it. You might also consider speaking out against racism wherever you see it happening: at work, in your neighborhood, or online.
If you see someone posting or sharing antisemitic content online, please speak up! Let them know that this is unacceptable and not okay. You can also report them using the tools provided by social media platforms (like Twitter). If you’re not sure how exactly to do this, there are lots of resources available online that will walk you through how to report bad behavior on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.
And if someone has posted something racist or bigoted on your own page? Don’t stay silent—call them out! Let them know that this kind of speech isn’t welcome on your site, either.