‘Concerning rise in antisemitism’ linked to IDF operation – ministry – The Jerusalem Post

Posted By on May 29, 2021

The Diaspora Affairs Ministry identified a "concerning rise in antisemitism" linked to the IDF's most recent operation in Gaza, according to a statement.The ministry compiled a report by its ACMS antisemitism monitoring center noting that around 250,000 antisemitic posts were uploaded to Twitter by 80,000 users in the ten days following the IDF's decision to begin Operation Guardian of the Walls.The ministry notes that this is a 200% increase in antisemitic posts from the previous month present on the platform.The peak of this antisemitic activity began within the first week of fighting, after Hamas and allied terror groups in the Gaza Strip decided to shoot seven rockets at Israel's capital on Jerusalem Day.The ministry further noted that aside from online activity, antisemitism also took in the form of pro-Palestinian demonstrators voicing their condemnation of Israel in front of synagogues and throughout Jewish communities around the world. Some of these instances turned into violent encounters."The wave of terror that the State of Israel has faced in recent weeks has impacted Jewish communities around the world," said Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich. "We at the Diaspora Affairs Ministry have followed the recent spike in global antisemetic attacks with the utmost concern."There has also been an increase in "lone predator" attacks, where individuals attack Jews in a "random and unorganized manner," with the ministry noting that oftentimes there is no discernment between Jews and Israelis in incidents like these and that these acts are meant to "harm" the State of Israel regardless of nationality.

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'Concerning rise in antisemitism' linked to IDF operation - ministry - The Jerusalem Post

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