SWC Releases Top Ten List of Worst Anti-Semitic Incidents of 2022
December 29, 2022
Human Rights NGO Identifies Individuals and Organizations who Contributed to Global Rise of Jew-Hatred
JERUSALEM – The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) released its annual global anti-Semitism Top Ten list today in Israel. This year saw a tremendous increase of Jew-hatred which infects mainstream culture, academics, and media across the world.
Topping the list this year is Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, for his continued anti-Semitic comments and leveraging his immense social media platform to weaponize hate, bigotry, and ignorance.
“The unprecedented mainstreaming of Jew-hatred on social media, led by Kanye West (Ye) fueled anti-Semitic hate crimes, and normalized anti-Jewish hate speech,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, SWC Founder and CEO and Rabbi Cooper, SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action. "Politicians offer words of solace to Jewish victims but fail to take effective measures to curb the attacks, while UN diplomats, cultural and academic elite often legitimize hatred of the Jewish state.”
Other organizations and individuals included on the Top Ten list include: the United Nations Human Rights Council; Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority; Violent Attacks on Jews in New York, Chicago, London and Germany; the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement, and Documenta Art.
To read and share the full report: wiesenthal.com/TopTenAntiSemitic2022
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