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Director Jonathan Glazer with his Oscars trophy. Credit - Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
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Jewish director Jonathan Glazer gained significant attention on social media for refuting his Jewish identity and the Holocaust being “hijacked” by the “occupation” during an Oscars acceptance speech for his Holocaust film “The Zone of Interest” Sunday night.
Holocaust Survivors’ Foundation USA was one of the many Jewish groups that condemned Glazer for his harmful speech, with members deeming it “morally indefensible” and offensive for his false claim that Israel is hijacking the Holocaust for political gain. They criticized him for misusing their traumatic experience to denounce Israel. 
Many users online expressed their horror over Glazer’s speech, especially for perceiving he renounced his Jewish identity to an audience of millions. Anti-Israel users praised him for using his platform to call attention to the alleged genocide in Gaza.
*Note: this section was edited on Monday March 18th to better reflect the comments made by Johnathan Glazer during his acceptance speech. 

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Pro-Palestine demonstrators blocked incoming traffic to the Dolby Theater Sunday in an attempt to disrupt the Oscars ceremony. Protestors were filmed chanting “We are the intifada, we are the revolution,” while holding posters that called to “overthrow Hollywood” and shouting “shame” at guests as they arrived at the ceremony. 
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The House of Representatives passed a bill that could lead to a nationwide ban of the social media platform TikTok, sending the bill to the Senate. The move is considered vastly unpopular among the public as roughly 170 million Americans are TikTok users. Congress is facing increasing pressure from young voters for whom TikTok remains a preferred platform. Lawmakers supportive of the bill have argued that TikTok poses a national security threat because the Chinese government could extract data of US app users, but many users who oppose the ban reject that notion and blame the “Jewish lobby” for influencing Congress to silence the voices of pro-Palestine supporters. 
The theory quickly spread on social media with blame pointed at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for orchestrating the ban. The theory is based on TikTok data that shows pro-Palestinian content is much more prevalent than pro-Israel content on the platform since October 7. Additionally, users online have been sharing an alleged voice recording from ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt where he says “We have a major TikTok problem,” which many took as a sign of the organization’s involvement. 
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