Middle East Affairs News

Kantor Center urges Facebook to adopt international definition of antisemitism to fight online prejudice

The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University has joined 125 international organizations, both Jewish and non-Jewish, that published a joint call to Facebook on August 10, 2020. They urged Facebook to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism in order to fight online prejudice…. Read More

TAU’s Kantor Center reports an 18% rise in violent antisemitic incidents in 2019

On Monday, April 20, 2020, Tel Aviv University‘s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry and the Moshe Kantor Database for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism held a press conference via Zoom with the European Jewish Congress to highlight their annual report on the state of antisemitism worldwide. The conference was… Read More

Moderate decline in violent attacks against Jews, but attacks are becoming more brutal

Anti-Semitic violence around the world dropped 9% from 2016 to 2017, but a “dramatic increase” of all other forms of anti-Semitic manifestations, including harassment and hate speech, has raised increasingly “grave concerns among Jews regarding their security and the continuation of communal life,” according to an annual report from Tel Aviv University‘s Kantor Center for… Read More

Violent attacks against Jews declined 12% in 2016, but anti-Semitic hate speech spiked

Anti-Semitic violence around the world dropped 12%, from 410 incidents in 2015 to 361 incidents in 2016. But anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses increased 45%, and the incidence of anti-Semitic hate speech, particularly online, rose dramatically worldwide, according to the annual report by Tel Aviv University‘s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry,… Read More