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December 04, 2014

Where's the Coverage? Vast Majority of Jewish-Israeli Teens Face Antisemitism Online


A poll released by the Anti-Defamation League found that anti-Semitism and “anti-Israel expression� faced by Jewish-Israeli teenagers was on the rise from last year.
According to The Times of Israel, the survey found:

…that 51 percent of the participants reported encountering “attacks� on the Internet because of their nationality, compared to 36% last year. Eighty-three percent of the teens reported seeing anti-Semitism online in some form through “hate symbols, websites, and messages found on social media and in videos and music,� compared to 69% last year.


The survey also found that the teens encountered more anti-Semitism on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Eighty-four percent reported seeing anti-Semitism in Facebook posts or tweets, compared to 70% last year.

Eighty-four percent of Israeli-Jewish teens reported encountering antisemitism on Facebook and Twitter! That is a stunning number. If 84 percent of any other ethnic group encountered racism on the internet, it would be on the front page of the New York Times and the lead story on every evening newscast. But – maybe because it’s faced by Jews and Israelis – the mainstream media are silent. Only the Israeli and Jewish press reported this story.

With this shocking level of hatred and bigotry, one has to ask, where’s the outrage? Where’s the indignation? Where’s the coverage?

Posted by SC at December 4, 2014 07:38 AM


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