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The Foundation to Combat Antisemitism launched the #StandUpToJewishHate campaign on Monday when a small Blue Square suddenly appeared during the airing of NBC’s The Voice. Soon after, many people joined the effort and began sharing 🟦 on their social feeds. This included celebrities with massive following, such as Tom Brady, Jon Bon Jovi, and Kelly Clarkson. The Blue Square takes up 2.4% of the screen, which is the same size as the Jewish population in the United States. However, Jews are the victims of 55% of all religious hate crimes. The Blue Square is an accessible way for people to show support and raise awareness about the growing threat of antisemitism.
Here is what you and your community can do to join this effort:
Post and share #🟦on your social media and digital channels and encourage your community to do the same. Check out our simple guide on How to post the Blue Square.
“#Israel,” “#FreePalestine,” “#apartheid,” “human rights,” “Israeli occupation” - Related to discussion of Israel - Palestine.
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Greek police arrested two individuals this week who were allegedly planning terrorist attacks against Jewish and Israeli targets in the country. The terrorists were allegedly targeting a Jewish restaurant and a synagogue and are believed to be a part of a terrorist network connected to, and funded by, Iran. Greek Public Order Minister Takis Theodorikakos said , “the motivation appears to be financial.” According to Proto Thema, a Greek newspaper, the suspected terrorists were set to receive €15,000 for each death they caused. The Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, assisted Greece in making the arrest.
Online, many were thankful for the Greek authorities and appalled at the fact that money would be offered for innocent lives.
ADL Report on Antisemitic Attitudes
People who hold anti-Jewish attitudes are more likely to know little about Judaism and have little to no interactions with Jewish people, according to a new report released by the ADL last week. This is the second report in a multi-part series based on a survey the ADL conducted with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and the One8 Foundation. This new report is aimed at understanding the correlation between anti-Jewish tropes and other negative views towards Jews. The report found that respondents who agreed with more anti-Jewish tropes generally:
Knew significantly less about Jews, Judaism, and Jewish history.
Were more likely to not have any relationships with Jews or classify their experiences with Jews as negative.
Were significantly less likely to think that Jews faced hostility or danger for being Jewish.
Did not think antisemitism is a serious or growing problem.
Were significantly more likely to believe a range of conspiracy theories and in particular the Great Replacement Theory.