Fast Facts AboutAntisemitism and Jew HatredDownload FAQs
- Jews are perceived as the puppet masters controlling all aspects of society including media and finance. This is an antisemitic trope.
- Jew hatred is a belief system that remains relevant in the 21st century.
- Jew hatred targets Jews and holds them responsible for societal ills.
- Jew hatred is not static. It transforms to target individual Jews and the collective Jewish community because of religious beliefs, identity as a people, and the collective identity of the Jewish nation-state.
- When Israel is demonized, dehumanized, and held to a double standard, that is antisemitism.
- Criticizing Israel is freedom of speech, saying Israel has no right to exist is antisemitism.
- Jew hatred exists across the political and ideological spectrum. We must address it wherever it emerges.
- To ameliorate antisemitism, humanity must make Jew hatred socially unacceptable.
- Antisemitism did not begin or end with the horrors of the Holocaust.
- Jew hatred is not solely a Jewish problem. It is a problem for all humanity. When society tolerates hatred against any group of people, it grants a broader license to hate.
- When Jew hatred emerges, it is the sign of the fraying of democracy. Jew hatred is the proverbial canary in the coal mine.