A propaganda campaign in Hungary reached its climax in July 2017 when billboards across the country carried adverts for the latest round of the Orbán government's National Consultation. The adverts featured the head of George Soros, with the text: “Let's not allow Soros to have the last laugh!" – bearing the implication that the businessman was about to attack Hungary.
From the publication of a list of politicians with alleged Jewish origins to the dissemination of groundless fears about terrorism over Christmas, these December highlights are an overview of the most significant results of our monitoring of traditional and new media in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.
The extreme right-wing daily Eleftheri Ora claims that 14 Greek politicians have purposely hidden their Jewish origins and are pursuing “secret policies”. This is Greece's media monitoring highlight for December.
This report, published by the Community Service Trust (CST) in collaboration with the Antisemitism Policy Trust, looks at recent trends in internet searches in regards to attitudes towards Jewish people and their community. CST is a UK charity that advises and represents the Jewish community on matters of antisemitism, terrorism, extremism and security.
The report shares some alarming insights; for example: "an average of 170,000 Google searches with antisemitic content are made per year in the United Kingdom. Approximately 10 per cent of these searches involve violent language or intentions." The study also found a direct correlation between what is reported in the media on the Jewish community, and what people search online: "there was a 79 per cent rise in antisemitic Google searches in April 2018, most of which occurred on the day after Jewish community representatives met Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn."
The report also sheds light on the positive effects that have taken place since Google changed it auto-complete function in relation to searches about Jewish people: "when Google removed “Are Jews evil?” from its auto-complete function in December 2016, ten per cent fewer people searched for “Are Jews evil?” than had done so in the previous year."
If you want to read the CST report you can click here, or you can scroll down to the bottom of this page and download the handbook as a pdf file.
Billionaire and philanthropist George Soros is not only attacked by nationalists in Eastern Europe: Soros is said to be the head of a world-wide conspiracy for the oppression of the West by means of the presumed ethnic replacement of local populations.
The front cover of the latest issue of Paris Match, a leading news and entertainment weekly, used a photo of Hervé Lalin, known as “Hervé Ryssen”, to represent the gilets jaunes protests sweeping across France. A self-described ‘racist’ and ‘anti-Semite’, Ryssens is a convicted criminal and member of National Republican Movement – an extreme-right party that split from Marine Le Pen’s National Front in 1999. Shockingly, Paris Match does not identify him as such.
From Facebook groups mocking the Holocaust to false claims between Muslim immigrants and antisemitic attacks, these October highlights are an overview of the most significant results of our monitoring of traditional and new media in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.
A Belgian researcher has accused Israel of kidnapping and murdering Palestinian children for their organs, tapping into the centuries-old blood libel against Jews. This is Belgium's media monitoring highlight for October.
By publishing photos of nationalist Vlaams Belang members doing the Nazi salute (without exposing the violence and the dangers), media are normalising neo Nazism. This is Belgium's media monitoring highlight for October.
A vile hate-filled website is in the process of being taken down, after GTTO partner Licra and other NGOs in France have prompted a legal action against it.