Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
News

Anti-Semitism and the Trump Trolls: A Timeline

It’s too early to tell what the long-term effects of a Donald Trump candidacy will be. But one thing is for sure – his hateful rhetoric has inspired his followers. And especially so online, where it’s easy to attack someone without repercussions.

We have compiled an interactive timeline of these attacks, that you can look at below. For more about the scope of anti-Semitic trolling, click here.

“There has been a rise in this kind of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish journalist,” said Mark Potok, a fellow at the Southern Policy Law Center that tracks hate-groups. “I also believe that the Trump campaign has made it more acceptable to make these anti-Semitic claims in public,” Polok told the Forward. “He made it acceptable.”

Over the last year, we have seen more and more Jewish journalists become the target of trolling and online harassment by Trump supporters. It didn’t matter if the journalists were liberal, conservative or even really Jewish, the “alt-right” movement attacked them all.

To navigate our interactive timeline, you can either click through the gray tabs in the timeline or scroll down further below and use the arrows to click though the slideshow.

Lilly Maier is a news intern at the Forward. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @lillymmaier

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you go, I’d like to ask you to please support the Forward’s award-winning, nonprofit journalism during this critical time.

Now more than ever, American Jews need independent news they can trust, with reporting driven by truth, not ideology. We serve you, not any ideological agenda.

At a time when other newsrooms are closing or cutting back, the Forward has removed its paywall and invested additional resources to report on the ground from Israel and around the U.S. on the impact of the war, rising antisemitism and the protests on college campuses.

Readers like you make it all possible. Support our work by becoming a Forward Member and connect with our journalism and your community.

Make a gift of any size and become a Forward member today. You’ll support our mission to tell the American Jewish story fully and fairly. 

— Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher and CEO

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.