White Supremacist Protester at Sanders Rally; New ADL Guide to Antisemitism Shared with Political Leaders; Possible Antisemitic Trope by Fox News Host

  • March 13, 2020
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A guide to contemporary antisemitism was released this week by ADL and disseminated to political candidates running for national office. At a rally for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a white supremacist unfurled a Nazi flag and performed a Nazi salute before being escorted off the premises. And a host on Fox News conjured up an antisemitic trope in his description of Michael Bloomberg as a “puppet master” controlling fellow Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

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1. Nazi Flag Unfurled at Rally for Bernie Sanders

“Shortly after Sanders took the stage for a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday (March 5), the cheering crowd descended into boos when a man in the stands unfurled a Nazi flag. The man then reportedly performed a Nazi salute and shouted anti-Jewish slurs before being escorted off the premises by security forces.” Religion News Service: FULL STORY

+ ADL Identifies White Supremacist Behind Nazi Flag at Sanders Rally

2. ADL Publishes Antisemitism Guide for Candidates, Media

“Each chapter of the guide addresses a well-known antisemitic trope, including that Jews have too much power, are disloyal, killed Jesus, and use Christian blood in religious rituals. The guide also addresses Holocaust denial, anti-Zionism and the delegitimization of Israel.” JTA: READ MORE

+ READ: Antisemitism Uncovered – A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era

+ READ: Jonathan Greenblatt’s Op-Ed in the Forward

3. Fox News Host for Using ‘Antisemitic Trope’ to Describe Michael Bloomberg

“The Anti-Defamation League criticized a Fox News host for calling Michael Bloomberg a ‘puppet master,’ saying the comments play into stereotypes about Jewish power… In a letter to Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL’s CEO, said the term puppet master echoes longstanding antisemitic tropes.” JTA: FULL STORY

+ READ: Letter to Fox News Channel on Use of Antisemitic Tropes