(JTA) — More than 200,000 people from around the world have posted on social media photos of themselves holding signs saying “We Remember” in dozens of languages ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The social media campaign was launched two weeks ago by the World Jewish Congress in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is marked…
Incitement on social media has emerged as a major national security issue in Israel, due social media campaigns urging knife attacks on Israelis.
It was an overcast afternoon in New York. But in Southern California Abraham Foxman was paying one of his twice yearly visits last week to the exclusive Golden Door spa. Known as the “Jewish Pope” thanks to his 28-year leadership of the Anti-Defamation League, Foxman used, until his July 2015 retirement, to damn or pardon people for anti-Semitism. That’s no longer his job. So over the course of more than an hour, Foxman, 76, spoke from a position of distance that was not just a product of his temporary immersion in a world of massages, mountain hikes and organically grown gourmet meals. Retirement, Foxman stressed, had brought him new perspectives after decades of dealing from the inside with anti-Semitism, broader issues of bigotry and racism, and advocacy on behalf of Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship.
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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts have been resecured, a spokesman from the social media platform said on Monday, responding to questions about weekend media reports that the founder’s sites had been hacked.