Community Intelligence Brief: October 27, 2021

October 27, 2021

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We Remember Tree of Life

On the third anniversary of the tragic massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, we remember the 11 men and women who were murdered in this senseless antisemitic attack that shook the entire Jewish community. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and all of the survivors today.

May their memories forever be a blessing.

State of the Union

We are just one week away from State of the Union!

Join us on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at 7 p.m. (EDT) for an uplifting and compelling virtual evening with three exceptional Jewish activists - Bari Weiss, Noa Tishby and Eve Barlow - who will discuss their experiences on the front lines combatting Jew-hatred and defending Israel and the impact social media has had on the rise of antisemitism.

Haven’t purchased your ticket yet? Learn more about the event and register today!  Can’t make the event? Live in another time zone? Not a problem. Once you register and receive the event link, this link will be live for 24 hours after the start of the show.

Register Today

TikTok

New SWC Report: How TikTok Proliferates Hate, Extremism & Anti-Semitism

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms, with a young demographic that reaches one billion active users monthly. This latest Simon Wiesenthal Center report highlights how hateful and extremist material is proliferated and how TikTok’s algorithm pushes users towards more extremist content.

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center has been engaged in ongoing dialogue with TikTok about our concerns regarding antisemitism and other content on the platform and ways to make it a safer and more tolerant space for users.

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Antisemitism Fears Caused 4 in 10 American Jews to Change Their Behavior Last Year, Survey Finds

Fear of antisemitism spurred 40% of American Jews to change their behavior over the past year, according to a new survey about antisemitism in America, commissioned by the American Jewish Committee to understand how Jewish Americans and the general public experience and perceive antisemitism.

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French Trial Starts Over Brutal Murder of Holocaust Survivor Mireille Knoll

Two men went on trial on Tuesday over the 2018 murder of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who was found in her apartment in central Paris after she had been stabbed 11 times before her home was set on fire.

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Organizers of Deadly 2017 Charlottesville, Va., Rally on Trial in Civil Lawsuit

Jury selection has begun in a civil trial against the men and groups who organized the deadly white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville four years ago. The case, brought by nine plaintiffs, argues that the organizers conspired to commit violence. Amy Spitalnick, a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and executive director of the non-profit Integrity First For America, which is funding the lawsuit, told CBC Radio's As It Happens, "Something that felt like a far away part of our history for much of my life is now, frankly, a cautionary tale in terms of the reality of the world we're living in with extremism and hate and violence on the rise."

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Report Antisemitism and News of Concern to FSWC

If you would like to report antisemitism or news of concern to Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, please email jaime@fswc.ca.

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