During the Simon Lederman Show, on BBC Radio London on 22 December 2015, a phone-in caller was allowed to rant about antisemitic conspiracy theories without substantial condemnation from the presenter.
“Rabin, the Last Day”, the new film of the Israeli director, Amos Gitai, was premiered this week at the cinema “Le Méliès” in Montreuil, near Paris, in a cine-conference organised by Licra (International League Against Racism and Antisemitism) for Get the Trolls Out! More than 200 people attended the screening, which was followed by a debate with the director, Amos Gitai and the scenarist, Marie-José Sanselme.
We must avoid using Holocaust commemorations solely to consign Judeophobia to an eternal yesterday. We must recall the Holocaust in order to warn the world about similar and ongoing antisemitism in our world today.
What are the images of Judaism and Jews that you’ve been exposed to during your lifetime, and are you aware of where they come from? What are the most common myths about the Jews, and where do they originate? How to draw the line between antisemitic hate speech and legitimate criticism of Israel? These are just a few of the issues tackled during the Training for Online Monitors against Antisemitic Hate Speech organised on the 1st and the 2nd of September in Brussels by CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe as part of the Media Diversity Institute project “Get the Trolls Out”.