House Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-BDS Resolution

  • July 26, 2019
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THE WEEK'S BIG 3

More than 70 percent of online gamers have experienced some form of harassment, according to a new survey released by ADL’s Center for Technology and Society. Members of the U.S. House passed a resolution condemning the BDS movement in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion. And fliers describing the Holocaust as “fake news” are being spread in a coordinated effort – with various incidents at Jewish institutions reported across the U.S.

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

 

1. Seventy-Four Percent of Adults Have Been Harassed While Gaming Online, Study Says

“The report, published Thursday by the century-old civil rights nonprofit organization Anti-Defamation League, offers some staggering statistics on the prevalence of trolling, threats, discrimination, and just plain rude name-calling in online gaming.” Kotaku: READ MORE

+ ADL Resource: Free to Play? – Hate, Harassment, and Positive Social Experiences in Online Games

+ About ADL’s Center for Technology and Society

 

2. House Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-BDS Resolution

“The nonbinding resolution, H.R. 246, condemned the BDS movement for attempting to delegitimize Israel. The resolution had nearly 350 co-sponsors, including Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and Brad Sherman (D-CA).” Jewish Journal: FULL STORY

+ ADL tweet: We applaud the House’s bipartisan passage of this resolution…

+ ADL Resource: What is BDS?

 

3. Anti-Semitic Propaganda Denying the Holocaust Discovered at Ohio Jewish Museum

“An anti-Semitic poster was posted on an electronic sign in front of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, apparently as part of a coordinated attacks on houses of worship in several states…. Similar flyers have been posted at synagogues in Washington state, outside of Houston and in Massachusetts.” Cleveland Jewish News: LEARN MORE

+ ADL Resource: White Supremacists Continue to Spread Hate on American Campuses

+ Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found in Santa Monica -- Jewish Journal

 

KEY ADL SOCIAL STATEMENTS

•    This important bipartisan resolution effectively combats #BDS and affirms negotiations toward peace…
•    Proud to have ADL on the ground with @Microsoft for their Hack For Good event…
•    The best way to protect religious liberty is to keep government out of religion…

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

•    Missoula forum focuses on preventing violence at places of worship (The Missoulian, MT)
•    Kankakee County Democrats Take Down Meme Comparing Trump’s MAGA Hats to KKK Hoods (WBBM-TV, CBS Chicago)
•    Fighting Hate in the South (WUTC Radio, Chattanooga NPR -- Allison Padilla-Goodman interviewed)

 

ADL IN THE NEWS

•    ADL condemns Jerusalem chief rabbi’s ‘hateful comments’ on homosexuals (The Times of Israel)
•    Two senators want antifa activists to be labeled ‘domestic terrorists.’ Here’s what that means. (The Washington Post)
•    Faith groups urge State Department to abolish new ‘unalienable rights’ commission (Religion News Service)

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