The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which is responsible for documenting Holocaust victims and keeping records of Nazi war criminals, released the 10 worst antisemitic incidents of 2021 globallyAmong which stands out as in social networks hate speech towards Jews is on the rise and different worrying cases of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom, where even journalists from prestigious media are involved.
Here is the list of the ten worst anti-Semitic incidents of 2021:
Iran vows to destroy Israel
“There is no greater existential threat to the Jewish people than the growing nuclear threat from the anti-Semite, Holocaust denier, sponsor of terrorism and human rights abuser Iranian regime,” the Iranian regime writes. Simon Wiesenthal Center in your report.
In November, a bill was introduced in the Iranian parliament that obliges the Islamic republic to “destroy” Israel by 2041. The legislation was proposed after an ultimatum issued by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who declared no there must be “nothing” left of the Jewish state for the designated year.
“Leaving nothing to the imagination about its genocidal hatred of the Jewish state, the regime has made its intentions clear. During the negotiations on the nuclear issue in Vienna between Iran and the US on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program and your demands that all sanctions against you be lifted, the regime published an article on the front page of the The Tehran Times, including a photo of a map showing dozens of potential missile strike targets over the entire State of Israel with a headline warning: Just one misstep! This was followed by a threat posted on an Iranian Twitter account showing the elimination of the Jewish state in 2022 ″, adds the report.
The document also highlights the historic alliances that Israel made with the Persian Gulf states to counter the Iranian threat in the region.
Anti-Semitic attacks in the UK and the US
“The conflict of May 2021 between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas also unfolded in cities and social networks in Europe and North America. Hamas’s violent attempt to ‘purify’ the world of Jews was exported to Germany, the United Kingdom and across the Atlantic to the United States and Canada, ”the report says.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center denounces that in the context of the conflict with Hamas, a rabbi was physically attacked outside his synagogue in London. That same day, a caravan of cars waving Palestinian flags passed through Golders Green, the largest Jewish quarter in the city, chanting “C … to the Jews and rape their daughters.”
Similar events also occurred in the United States, where synagogues were attacked and various attacks on Jewish people were presented in cities such as Los Angeles and New York.
In the report they also denounce that in a special hearing at the UN General Assembly these attacks were not taken seriously, dismissed, by the majority of nations.
Journalist of the BBC and his antisemitic speech
“It takes a lot to get 250 protesters to the BBC headquarters in London, but the British Jews had had enough. On Hanukkah, a group of Muslims attacked a bus full of Jews in central London. The BBC falsely reported that anti-Muslim insults could be heard from inside the bus, skillfully turning the victim into a perpetrator “says the report.
On the incident, Alaa Daraghme, the BBC producer, shared a video on Twitter that he captioned: “Israeli settler rammed Palestinian man near Lion’s Gate.” However, ehe car hit the pavement after the driver lost control of the vehicle after an attempted lynching by the Palestinians.
For his part, Tala Halawa, a BBC reporter, tweeted: “Hitler was right.” The journalist affirmed that Israel should move to the US, that “Jerusalem is Palestinian” and “the Zionists are not satisfied only with our blood.”
“BBC broadcasts in Arabic often refer to all Israelis as ‘settlers’, even those who do not live in the disputed territories “the report notes.
He adds: “The UK Jewish community is recovering from the attacks. The Jewish Community of Great Britain Trust (CST) says the Israeli-Hamas war in May sparked 639 incidents of hatred against Jews, the highest monthly number ever recorded.. There were 1,308 anti-Semitic incidents nationwide between January and June 2021, representing a 49% increase over 2020. ″
COVID-19 and the trivialization of the Holocaust
2021 saw the continuous appropriation of the Nazi symbols by different groups around the world that cover the entire political spectrum seeking to associate their opponents, who generally proposed measures to contain the contagion of COVID-19, with Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich.
“But nevertheless, Most disturbing of all is the widespread use of Nazi images and icons by elements of the anti-vaccine movement. COVID vaccine conspiracy theories have emerged everywhere, from neo-Nazi websites to groups of COVID skeptics. Inspired by the virulent, discredited and anti-Semitic ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’, the conspiracies involve a Jewish plot to take over the world. In its latest versions, a clique includes the Rothschilds and George Soros as ideologues of COVID vaccines to establish a ‘new world order’. The vaccine, they allege, is an infamous Jewish biological weapon designed to sterilize the white race, ”the report says.
In May, a coronavirus conspiratorial group asked its followers on Telegram, “Is Israel deceiving the whole world to be able to add restrictions against unvaccinated people?” The answers came quickly: “It’s always those damn Jews.”said one user.
“Anti-vaccines from Germany and the Czech Republic, from Washington DC to Vancouver, Canada, have donned the Yellow Star of David (which European Jews were forced to wear during World War II by the Nazis), to protest against the alleged persecution by governments to force them to get vaccinated ”, he adds.
Jewish Voice for Peace
“Here’s how the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) turned the Hanukkah legacy on their heads: ‘Come celebrate Hanukkah this year by building a radical, loving and anti-Zionist Jewish liberation movement.‘”Says the report.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center criticizes the JPV and says they believe they are immune to being classified as anti-Semitic.
“Anyone who seeks or allows the destruction of Israel, home to the largest Jewish community in the world – more than 6 million Jews – is an anti-Semite, whatever their religion or creed.”, He adds.
The giants of social media
“No idea, movement, or product can sustain itself and thrive without access to social media. Unfortunately, in 2021 the major companies have done little to degrade the marketing capabilities of anti-Semites and racists. Furthermore, Twitter has a decidedly political bent as to who to block, (a sitting US president) and who to allow, (Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran) seeking a ‘Final Solution’ against Israel, “the report says.
Antisemitism in Germany
“A new government has been installed in Germany marking the end of the Angela Merkel era. Despite his many accomplishments as Chancellor, Germany has failed to stop anti-Semitic attacks from the far right, Islamists, or the demonization of Israel by the left. Rarely has his administration denounced the Holocaust denialism of the Ayatollah regime or the regime’s frequent calls to destroy the Jewish state.”. points out the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Cair and Sunrise Movement
The Washington DC-based environmental group Sunrise made clear that its advocacy for rights protection does not extend to Jews who dare to identify as Zionists. Sand withdrew from a rally ‘due to the participation of various Zionist organizations and they oppose Zionism and any state that applies its ideology. Israel is a colonial project that routinely displaces Palestinians‘”Denounces the report.
He adds: “Meanwhile, the anti-Semite Zahra Billoo continues to demonize American Jews. The Executive Director of CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area affiliate (CAIR-SFBA), accused ‘Zionist organizations’ of being ‘enemies’ and warned about ‘Zionist synagogues’ ”.
Antisemitism in a US university
“Yasmeen Mashayekh, an engineering student at the Viterbi School, does not hide that she hates Jews and the Jewish state. Her virulent anti-Semitic hatred is disturbing enough, but the fact that Mashayekh is also one of the School’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) officials, whose task is precisely to promote greater inclusion and advocate against racism and discrimination, makes them flout these goals and has marred the reputation of the University of Southern California, “says the report.
Boycott of Unilever
The Simon Wiesenthal Center criticizes in its report the decision of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream parlor, which is owned by Unilever, to stop selling ice cream in the supposed territories occupied by Israel.
Ben & Jerry’s said it would not renew the license when it expires at the end of next year. He said he would stay in Israel under a different deal, with no sales in the West Bank, between areas where Palestinians seek statehood.
The explanation of why anti-Semitism disguised itself as anti-Zionism during the war against Hamas
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