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Israeli Ambassador: Social Media Linked to Anti-Semitism

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon, September 7, 2016 (Photo: twitter/dannydanon)

As we see each day, anti-Semitism is not only alive in today's world, it is on the rise. Yediot Achronot reports that Israel's envoy to the United Nations is not only tackling this problem, but looking at its causes. Ambassador Danny Danon says that "We are living in a new era and we face a new kind of anti-Semitism":

Israel's UN ambassador demanded Wednesday that media companies "stop providing a platform for hate sites," saying there is a clear link between the rise of social media and the rise of anti-Semitism.

Danny Danon told a high-level forum on anti-Semitism that on Twitter, 63 percent of all anti-Semitic tweets are calls for violence against Jews, but only one in ten are ever removed, he said.

"We are living in a new era and we face a new kind of anti-Semitism," Danon said. "Online communities of hate spread lies about Israel and conspiracy theories about the Jews to millions around the world. All they need is a wireless connection, a Facebook account, and a deep hatred for the Jewish people..."

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