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Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli

Most Online Anti-Semitism Stems from Palestinians, Pro-Palestinian Circles - Report

Sixty-eight percent of online anti-Semitism originates in Palestinian or progressive pro-Palestinian circles – according to a new report on the state of anti-Semitism, by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry, which was exposed by Minister Amichai Chikli during the cabinet meeting on Sunday morning, January 29.

Chikli said that “anti-Semitism is changing the way it manifests and it is increasingly focusing on hatred towards the Jewish state and the denial of its right to exist.”

Chikli shared that most of the anti-Semitic discourse on social media, 68%, according to the comprehensive research carried out by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry, “originates in Palestinian or in progressive pro-Palestinian circles.”

Chikli added that even though there has been a decrease in anti-Semitic incidents around the world, “there has been a noticeable jump in the number of anti-Semitic incidents specifically in the US, where a hostile atmosphere is emerging on some college campuses towards Jewish students, especially if they identify as Zionists.”

“The State of Israel has a duty to lead the fight against anti-Semitism and to act in order to expand the adoption of the IHRA definition [for anti-Semitism], in as many countries and institutions as possible."

In addition, the Diaspora affairs report specified a sharp increase of 13% in the scope of violent anti-Semitic events in 2022 compared to 2021. The report also showed a significant increase in anti-Semitic discourse online, compared to the last five years and in relation to 2021 in particular. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that Jewish people are shielded from anti-Semitism and don’t have to face discrimination, prejudice and violent attacks. We hope that more research will be conducted, so that the real culprits become exposed and prevented from spreading anti-Semitic hate onwards.”