A video of a councillor candidate doing the Nazi salute has been circulated widely by national media, giving him the notoriety he does not deserve. This is our Belgium's media monitoring highlights for July.
Eleftheri Ora spreads vile conspiracy theories about wildfires in Greece. This is our Greece's media monitoring highlights for July.
The political blog Die Achse des Guten publishes an article that claims that all Muslims to hate Jews and that Islam is incompatible with democracy and Western society. This is our Germany's media monitoring highlight for July 2018.
April media monitoring highlight for Hungary. “Outrageous: it was an Arab and not a Jew who was attacked by a Syrian migrant in Berlin”
April media monitoring highlight for Belgium. During the Beerschot-Antwerp match on 15 April 2018, Beerschot Wilrijk supporters sang antisemitic chants and displayed antisemitic banners.
From a Belgian politician comparing Islam to Nazism, to fake news being portrayed misleadingly as actual news in Hungary, these June 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.
Sometimes online hate speech hits the comment sections rather unexpectedly, but most of the time it follows an established pattern. One example is news articles about the Arab-Israeli conflict that usually lead to a wave of antisemitism. It does not even need to be coverage of the actual military conflict. Even Israeli culture and music can serve as a canvas for bigotry, as an example from May revealed yet again.
The mere fact that Israeli singer Netta won the Eurovision song contest was reason enough for antisemitic comments. Israel and Israelis serve as a new projection screen for well-established antisemitic narratives and ideology, including ideas about a world conspiracy. It is these double standards that turn the Jewish state Israel into the Jew amongst the states, as historian Léon Poliakov once put it.
The article on “Belltower News” by Stefan Lauer explains how the Jewish state is used as a scapegoat and how Israel-related anti-Semitism reveals itself – not only in the comment section, but also in the news coverage itself.
Read the whole article in German: https://bit.ly/2mCpGVj
GTTO partners in Belgium, the European Union of Jewish Students, drew attention to an incident at the Beerschot-Antwerp football match on 15 April 2018 when Beerschot Wilrijk supporters sang antisemitic chants and displayed antisemitic banners.
This video takes common claims used against a minority group such as "Jews run the world” and questions what would happen if we discussed other groups in the same manner. For instance, this vodeo asks why Austrians don’t suffer the same accusations of holding power in the world, given how ever-present the Habsburg royal family is.
An antisemitic article that blamed Israel’s crimes for the rise of anti-Jewish incidents in the UK has been removed from the Morning Star, after the newspaper received complaints from several Jewish organisations.