ADL HEADLINES: Congress Holds Hearing on the Rising Threat of White Nationalism

  • April 12, 2019
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THE WEEK'S BIG 3

Congress holds a hearing on the growing threat posed by white nationalism and increase in hate crimes; anti-vaccination advocates are misappropriating Holocaust imagery to push their agenda; and Airbnb reneges on its decision to de-list properties in the West Bank.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate this week, and the latest info about ADL around the country.

 

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A Flood Online of Hate Speech Greets Lawmakers Probing Facebook and Google About White Nationalism

“The hearing – held by the House Judiciary Committee – was streamed live on the video site owned by Google, which testified Tuesday. Alongside the stream, a live chat featured posts from users, some of whom published anti-Semitic screeds and argued that white nationalism is not a form of racism.” The Washington Post: 

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+ ADL Senior VP for Policy Eileen Hershenov’s testimony on Capitol Hill

+ Anti-Semitic Slurs Surged on Gab, 4chan After Trump’s Election, ADL Finds -- Daily Beast
 

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ADL Criticizes ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ for Adopting Star of David Badge

“The group says that appropriation is ‘hugely inappropriate’ given many European Jews were made to wear the stars during the Holocaust, saying that using the symbol trivializes the ‘six million Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust.’” The Hill:

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+ ADL Blog On the Anti-Vaxxer Movement's Use of Holocaust Symbols

 

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Jewish Groups Hail Airbnb’s Decision to End Discrimination Against Jewish Hosts in West Bank

“The global vacation rental giant faced widespread criticism for its decision last November to de-list Jewish rentals in the disputed territory, and received praise from the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.” Algemeiner:

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+ ADL Letter to Airbnb from November

 

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