Total Mentions: 16.9K | Individual Accounts: 13.3K | Total Retweets: 8.1K Total Impressions: 90.6M | Total Reach (estimate):~19.5 M
The New York Times sparked discussion online this week after the newspaper published a crossword puzzle that resembled a Nazi swastika on Sunday, the first night of Hanukkah. Many expressed outrage and astonishment at how the Times published a crossword resembling a hate symbol while others remembered the newspaper was accused of the same thing five years ago. In response to the outrage, Jordan Cohen, the executive director of communications at the Times stated “This is a common crossword design: Many open grids in crosswords have a similar spiral pattern because of the rules around rotational symmetry and black squares.”
For All Topics Regarding Antisemitism
Phrases & Hashtags
Over the Past Week
*The bigger the phrase, the more total mentions it had in the time period
“Black people,” “hate speech” - Related to the argument between Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Elon Musk. See below.
“#Israel,” “#Palestine,” “occupied Jerusalem,” “human rights” - Related to discussion of Israel-Palestine.
“democratically elected” - Related to numerous discussions regarding the formation of the Israeli government and the expulsion of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, a co-founder of Jewish Voice for Peace, from the UK’s Labor Party.
“conspiracy theories,” “conspiracy theorists,” “social media” - Related to numerous discussions, including Deborah Lipstadt’s comments on conspiracy theories.
Total Mentions: 77K | Individual Accounts: 64K | Total Retweets: 48K Total Impressions: 238.4M | Total Reach (estimate): ~63.7M
Twitter CEO Elon Musk sparked conversation this week when he asked Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) if he approved “hidden state censorship” while serving as chair of the House Intelligence Committee. In response, Rep. Schiff denounced censorship and hate speech and challenged Musk to prove he believes the same. Conversation revolved around whether or not hate speech should be censored on social media.
Hanukkah in the Holocaust
Total Mentions: 3284 | Individual Accounts: 1590 | Total Retweets: 692 Total Impressions: 9.24M | Total Reach (estimate): ~2.74M
Many people took to social media to spread Hanukkah’s messages of dispelling darkness by spreading light, and carrying the light of hope in the face of hate. One trend included sharing stories of Jews celebrating Hanukkah during the Holocaust and years of Nazi rule in Germany. These stories celebrate the strength of the Jewish people in the face of adversity, and embody Hanukkah's message of carrying hope, which led to the miraculous survival and success of the Jewish people.