Total Mentions: 347.25K | Individual Accounts: 112.23K | Total Retweets: 187.4K Total Impressions: 2.59B | Total Reach (estimate):~404.97M
A string of terrorist attacks and an increase in tension between Israelis and Palestinians has resulted in a significant increase in Israel-related conversation on social media. Four people were killed and seven wounded this week in two separate terrorist attacks, while numerous rockets were fired at Israel from Lebanon, Syria, and Gaza. Simultaneously, Israeli police clashed with Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque as worshippers blockaded themselves within the Mosque.
Historically, the terrorist organization Hamas uses the month of Ramadan to incite violence against Israelis at the Temple Mount, which results in increased tension in the region. This year, tension has been exacerbated due to the overlap between Ramadan and Passover.
Reports of the violence dominated conversation on social media, with a particular focus placed on events at Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israelis mourned the deaths of civilians, particularly the three members of the Dee family, while others used these images as propaganda to antagonize Israel.
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
“Al-Aqsa Mosque,” “Israel is an Apartheid State,” “Israeli Apartheid,” “Israeli occupation forces,” “Palestinian worshippers,” “#Israeli,” “#IsraeliTerrorism,” “#ApartheidIsrael,” “#BDS,” “#FreePalestine,” “#Israel,” “#Palestine” - See above.
“Million Jews” - Refers to the WWE apologizingfor using pictures from Auschwitz during a WrestleMania promotion, and to the passing of Ben Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials.
“Graphic Adaptation,” “Florida High School” - See below.
“Human rights” - Related to reports that 60 NGOs have signed a letter urging the United Nations not to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism.
“#FreshStrong” - Viral tweet comparing the Florida State Guard to the Gestapo.
“Law enforcement” - Viral tweet about Jack Texiera, who is suspected of leaking classified information from the Pentagon.
Diary of Anne Frank Removed
Total Mentions: 15.3K | Individual Accounts: 12.8K | Total Retweets: 7K Total Impressions: 115.7M | Total Reach (estimate): ~20.4M
A high school in Vero Beach, Fla. removed "Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation" from its library last month, after Moms for Liberty, a non-profit organization that advocates for parental rights in schools, said it minimizes the Holocaust. One scene in particular, which depicts Anne Frank walking in a park near nude statues and later asking a friend to show each other their breasts, has been criticized by Moms for Liberty as sexually explicit and unnecessary. The group's leader, Jennifer Pippin, pointed out that "even her [Anne Frank’s] version featured the editing out of the entries about sex." Although the graphic novel was removed from the school, other versions remain available in the library.
Many people on social media expressed outrage over the decision. Some defended the graphic novel by sharing images they found to be relevant, while others highlighted the fact that the Anne Frank Foundation published the adaptation.
Total Mentions: 32.7K | Individual Accounts: 24.15K | Total Retweets: 27.1K Total Impressions: 213.16M | Total Reach (estimate): ~48.82M
ProPublica released a report last week investigating years of undisclosed gifts from billionaire and Republican donor Harlan Crow to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. One of the main points of discussion from this report on social media is the fact that Crow owns an extensive collection of Nazi memorabilia, including a signed copy of Mein Kampf. Crow faced similar controversy in 2015 when he hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on the eve of Yom Kippur.
Many people on social media expressed shock at the billionaire's extensive collection of Nazi memorabilia. Some have taken this revelation to encourage voting for Democrats, using Crow's collection as a symbol of the Republican Party's values.