SWC Condemns Appointment of Twitter’s New Middle East News Curator; Anti-Israel and Louis Farrakhan Supporter

November 2, 2021

The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns the appointment of Fadah Jassem as Twitter’s new Middle East and North Africa news curator. In 2010 and 2011, Jassem, posted on Twitter praise for anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan and claimed that Israel was “not born” but “dropped like a bomb” in the Middle East.

Jassem announced her new role as editorial curation lead for the MENA region in a tweet that included flags of 17 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including the Palestinian flag but omitted the Israeli flag.


“No, TWITTER! A person who erases Israel from the map cannot be Twitter’s Middle East gatekeeper. What’s next? Longtime Twitter user Ayatollah Khamenei on your Board? Twitter empowers every anti-Semite by elevating this bigot to censor Middle East news,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean and Global Social Action Director.


For further information, please email Michele Alkin, Director of Global Communications at malkin@wiesenthal.com or Shawn Rodgers at srodgers@wiesenthal.com, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.


The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO)

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