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Stopping antisemitism starts with understanding it

Stopping antisemitism starts with understanding it

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Stand Against Rising Hate

Stand Against Rising Hate

Antisemitism isn’t always easy to see, making it easier to spread. As it moves quietly through each of our lives—in a tweet, or a joke, or a conspiracy theory—it doesn’t just impact those it directly touches. It impacts us all.

To stop antisemitism, we first have to understand it. By calling it out online and in the real world, we can recognize antisemitic words, phrases, ideas, and caricatures for what they really are—hatred, bigotry, discrimination. Together, we can identify and expose the hate that’s hiding between the lines and translate it into something positive.

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Breaking Down Hate

Breaking Down Hate

Get ready to expose even the most hidden hate with our top examples of antisemitism. Then, explore our Translate Hate Glossary for a fuller look at antisemitic terms, themes, and memes.

dual loyalty social media example

dual loyalty

noun \ ˈd(y)o͞oəl ˈloiəltē \

: loyalty to two separate interests that potentially conflict with each other, leading to a conflict of interest

WHEN IT BECOMES ANTISEMITIC:

Dual loyalty is a bigoted trope used to cast Jews as the “other.” By accusing Jews of being disloyal citizens whose true allegiance is to Israel or a hidden Jewish agenda, antisemites sow distrust and spread harmful ideas—like the belief that Jews are a traitorous “fifth column” undermining our country.

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control

theme \ kənˈtrōl \

: power or authority to guide or manage

WHEN IT BECOMES ANTISEMITIC:

False reports that claim Jews control the media, banks, and governments are part of a longstanding conspiracy of secret Jewish power. For centuries, antisemitic propaganda spread the idea that rich, influential Jews are behind the scenes furthering their plans of world domination.

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Jew down social media example

Jew down

verb \ jo͞o doun \

: antisemitic term for haggling or bargaining for a cheaper price

WHY IT’S ANTISEMITIC:

Rooted in the false stereotype that Jews are cheap or stingy, “Jew down” may seem to be a harmless expression—however, it is an insulting, antisemitic misrepresentation of Jewish behavior, and its common use plays a dangerous role in normalizing antisemitism.

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greed

theme \ ɡrēd \

: a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (such as money) than is needed

WHEN IT BECOMES ANTISEMITIC:

As a foundation of the most constant antisemitic falsehoods, the association of Jews with greed has fueled antisemitism throughout history and still affects Jews today. The theme of greed in antisemitic rhetoric is so widespread, it has led to Jewish stereotypes such as being wealthy and controlling the world’s finances.

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Globalist

noun \ ˈɡlōbəlist \

: a person who advocates the interpretation or planning of economic and foreign policy in relation to events and developments throughout the world

WHEN IT BECOMES ANTISEMITIC:

Globalist is used to promote the antisemitic conspiracy that Jewish people do not have allegiance to their countries of origin, like the United States, but to some worldwide order—echoing the destructive theory that Jews hold greed and tribe above country.

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Holocaust denial social media example

Holocaust denial / distortion

theme \ ˈhō-lə-ˌkȯst di-ˈnī(-ə)l \

: an attempt to negate the facts of the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people; a belief that the Holocaust did not happen or was greatly exaggerated

WHY IT’S ANTISEMITIC:

Despite historical facts, Holocaust denial spreads the false idea that Jews invented or exaggerated the Holocaust, including the diary of Anne Frank, Nazism’s intent to massacre Jews, the use of gas chambers in concentration camps, and the murder of millions of Jews.

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social media example of “Jewish features”

“Jewish features”

themes \ ˈjo͞oiSH ˈfēCHərs \

: antisemitic stereotypes that focus on physical features or characteristics

WHY IT’S ANTISEMITIC:

For centuries, Jews have been depicted as having exaggerated or grotesque facial features—like horns, large hooked noses, dark beady eyes, drooping eyelids, and thick curly or red hair. The degradation of Jews through fictional facial stereotypes has been a staple theme in antisemitic propaganda used to portray Jews as subhuman or disfigured.

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social media example of Zionist

Zionist / “Zio”

noun \ 'zīənəst / ‘zīō \

: a supporter of Zionism; a person who believes in the development and protection of a Jewish nation in its historic homeland of Israel

WHEN IT BECOMES ANTISEMITIC:

“Zionist” and anti-Zionist language are often used pejoratively. Anti-Zionism—the belief that the Jewish people have no right to a national home in its ancestral homeland and that the State of Israel should not exist—is itself widely believed by Jews to be a form of antisemitism.

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Uncovering Antisemitism
Uncovering Antisemitism

Uncovering Antisemitism

THE TRANSLATE HATE GLOSSARY

To help you know it when you see it, we defined some frequently-used antisemitic words and symbols you may find hiding in plain sight—from the internet to pop culture.

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How to report antisemitism
How to report antisemitism

How to report antisemitism

REPORT HATE ON SOCIAL

  1. Tap options symbol (dots, arrow, carrot) on the post, profile, or comment.
  2. Tap Report.
  3. Select the reason (hateful conduct, hate speech, inappropriate) as listed on the platform.

Not seeing what you’re looking for? Find more direct information from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

But what if the platform doesn’t take it down? We may not be able to remove all antisemitic posts, but we can and will have our voices heard. With every report, we shed light on antisemitic behavior—getting us a step closer to stopping it.

REPORT HATE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

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Check this resource for help on reporting hate crimes and incidents to your local police and the FBI.