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Twitter Rapped For Abetting Hate Speech After 'Good Jew' Meme

10/15/2012 - 20:00

UPDATED 10/22

Twitter has been engulfed in a wave of French anti-Semitic posts using the hashtag #unbonjuif, meaning “a good Jew” in French.

The tweets were condemned by French anti-racist and Jewish organizations on Monday.

In a statement, the Anti-Defamation League said the social networking service, founded in 206 with an estimated 500 million current users,“lags far behind other established social media platforms” in tackling hate speech and banning those who use it. 

Anti-Semitic Violence In New York Skyrockets In 2015

The ADL’s yearly audit shows a decline in total anti-Semitic incidents in New York, but a double in assaults.

06/22/2016 - 15:27
Editorial Intern

The Anti-Defamation League’s yearly Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, which was released today, recorded a slight increase of 3% in total anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, but a dramatic 63% rise in anti-Semitic assaults. The ADL defines an anti-Semitic assault as an incident that involves the use of physical force and/or violence, spitting, and thrown objects.

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt speaking at an event in Los Angeles in 2014.

(((Echo))) Added To Database of Hate Symbols

The Anti-Defamation League officially adds the infamous Google Chrome extension to its list of cyber-hate.

06/07/2016 - 16:30
Editorial Intern

The Alt-Right—a term used for conservatives who oppose mainstream conservative values—has officially joined the Neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups by originating their own hate symbol. The (((Echo))), a symbol used to detect and mark Jews on social media, was officially recognized yesterday by the Anti-Defamation League as the latest symbol of hate in the organization's growing database.

Bernie Sanders’ Google Knowledge Graph card as seen on Google Chrome with the Coincidence Detector plugin activated. JTA

Vandalism At 3 New England Synagogues Aims To Intimidate Community, ADL Regional Leader Says

05/31/2016 - 11:59

Boston — Recent vandalism targeting three New England synagogues is aimed at intimidating the Jewish community, the director of the New England office of the Anti-Defamation League said.

A swastika painted at Temple Ohawe Sholam in Pawtucket, R.I. JTA

Cruz Vs. Trump: Who's Most Islamophobic?

The competition among Republican presidential candidates to see who can be the more venal xenophobe reached a new level with Ted Cruz calling for police to begin patrolling Muslim neighborhoods across the United States "before they become radicalized."

ADL Redirects Trump Donations To Anti-Bias Programs

The total amount of the donations is $56,000.

03/20/2016 - 11:35

The Anti-Defamation League has redirected the total amount of funds contributed by GOP front running presidential candidate Donald Trump over the past decade to fund new anti-bias and anti-bullying education programs.

ADL redirects Trump donations, totaling $56,000 over the years, to anti-bias programs. JTA

On Israel Apartheid Week, Some Pro-Israel Students Find Silence Is Best Response

03/15/2016 - 13:01
JTA

When Israel Apartheid Week came to Columbia University in early March, there was potential for great agitation at the heavily Jewish campus.

Anti-Israel students at Columbia University erected a mock “apartheid wall” in front of the iconic Low Library steps. JTA

Abe Foxman: Trump Knew His Hitler-Like Salute Was Evoking Fascist Symbolism

03/07/2016 - 14:40

Donald Trump knew he was evoking fascist symbolism when he asked supporters at a campaign rally in Florida to raise their right arms and pledge to vote for him, former Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman said.

Donald Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida, raising their arms pledging to vote for Donald Trump. JTA

Farrakhan Praises Trump For Not Taking Jewish Money, Repeats Claim That Jews Behind 9/11

03/01/2016 - 16:11

Donald Trump won praise from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for not taking Jewish money in his quest for the White House.

Donald Trump speaking at a campaign event at Valdosta State University in Georgia, Feb. 29, 2016. JTA

Dealing With Trumpism

Headnote: 

EDITORIAL

Trump's brash, ballsy and bigoted campaign threatens our country's founding principles of democracy and decency.

03/01/2016 - 11:53

A political campaign for the Republican nomination for the presidency that was first perceived as a lark and a publicity stunt by much of the public has become a national concern that speaks to the angry mood of the electorate and the violation of civil discourse on the part of Donald Trump.

 Donald Trump at a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, last week. Getty images
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