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Countering Antisemitism and the message of hate – The Jerusalem Post

| November 7, 2020

When we see antisemitism start to take hold and spread, says Professor John J. Farmer Jr, director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics of Rutgers University and the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience, its a good indication that civilization itself is about to crumble. On Monday, November 9th, the eighty-second anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, March of the Living, in collaboration with the Miller Center at Rutgers and the Jewish Community of Frankfort, will launch Let There Be Light, a global virtual campaign to preserve the memory of Kristallnacht

Susan Polis Schutz was horrified by the rise of hate in America, and it inspired her new film about White supremacy survivors – Pacific Northwest…

| November 7, 2020

click to enlarge Shannon Foley Martinez, right, is now an anti-hate activist. Like many Americans, Susan Polis Schutz found herself at her breakfast table many mornings over the past few years, shocked at what she was reading in her newspaper.

Emmanuel Macron must give Muslims the same free speech protections as other communities View – Euronews

| November 3, 2020

It has been nearly six years since the tragic Charlie Hebdo attacks, but France is still struggling to create a freedom of speech that can unite - and respect - all its citizens. Rather than pander to a smug Gallic pseudo-intellectual bigotry, President Macron must lead his nation in providing Muslims with the same safeguards it extends to other communities.

Holocaust Education Week programs move online this year – HalifaxToday.ca

| November 3, 2020

In Nova Scotia, the 17th annual Holocaust Education Week runs Nov. 1 to 8 The Second World War ended 75 years ago, but the exploration of lessons learned from the six-year conflict endures. In Nova Scotia, the 17th annual Holocaust Education Week runs Nov

Twitter CEO says the company doesnt have a misinformation policy against users posting Holocaust denials – Yahoo News

| November 3, 2020

While testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to questions from Sen. Cory Gardner about tweets denying the Holocaust. Dorsey said the company does not have a misinformation policy against users posting Holocaust denials

Schools given Holocaust books to counteract exposure to conspiracy theories – MSN UK

| November 3, 2020

David Davies Hundreds of schools across England are to receive copies of a research-informed textbook on the Holocaust to help combat myths and misconceptions (David Davies/PA) Hundreds of schools across England are to receive copies of a research-informed textbook on the Holocaust to help combat myths and misconceptions held by students. Teachers are increasingly concerned about the levels of Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism, hate speech and extremism which young people are exposed to online, the co-author of the book has said. It is hoped the resource, which is being distributed to 1,000 English secondary schools, will counteract these destructive influences on social media which teachers and anti-racism campaigners warn are becoming more widespread.

Trumps denial of climate change represents worse threat to humanity than Hitler, says activist Noam Chomsky – The Independent

| November 3, 2020

It is perhaps not surprising he has stark words about Donald Trump and the Republican Party, which he says is the worlds only large conservative political grouping to deny the existence of climate change. In an interview with The Independent to promote a new book about the urgency of the crisis and a means to transition to a non-fossil fuel economy as part of a so-called global green new deal, he says he has identified several patterns over the course of the Trump presidency

Following Facebook, Twitter will now ban Holocaust denial J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| October 24, 2020

Twitter will now ban posts that deny the Holocaust. Bloomberg News reported Oct. 14 that a Twitter spokesperson said posts that deny or distort violent events including the Holocaust would be banned.

AJC Applauds Albania’s Adoption of Antisemitism Working Definition – PRNewswire

| October 24, 2020

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised Albania for adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. "This is an important step in the global fight against rising antisemitism and the broader threat it poses to liberal democratic values," said AJC CEO David Harris, who has long been interested in Albanian affairs

Google and Twitter will not attend event regarding antisemitism online – The Jerusalem Post

| October 24, 2020

Google and Twitter will not participate in an event dealing with ways to counter antisemitism on the Internet and social media, JNSreported.The event, held by the US State Department and featuring US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, will be the first event of its kind in the departments history.Facebook and Tiktok will send representatives to the event. Facebook had previously come out with a statement that they will begin banning people who would deny the events of the Holocaust.Holocaust denial or distortion is absolutely antisemitic. It meets the [International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance] definition of antisemitism, US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism Elan Carr told JNS on Thursday


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