Baron Cohen Decries Facebook for Facilitating 'Hate and Violence'; 1/4 of Europeans Holds Anti-Semitic Beliefs; Stabbing of Orthodox Jew on NY Street

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November 22, 2019


Actor, screenwriter and director Sacha Baron Cohen slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other tech giants for their role in facilitating the spread of online misinformation and hate. A new global survey finds that about one in four Europeans harbors anti-Semitic beliefs. And in Monsey, New York, an Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed walking to morning shul; it was not immediately clear whether it was a hate crime.

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1) In Speech at ADL Conference, Sacha Baron Cohen Decries Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook

“Sacha Baron Cohen accepted the International Leadership Award at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now Summit on anti-Semitism and hate Thursday. And the comedian and actor used his keynote speech to single out Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who he believes is doing the most to facilitate “hate and violence” in America…” The Daily Beast: READ MORE

+ WATCH Sacha Baron Cohen’s Speech at Never Is Now

+ READ Chobani Founder & CEO Hamdi Ulukaya’s keynote address at Never Is Now

2) New Survey: About 1 in 4 Europeans Hold Anti-Semitic Beliefs

“The poll of 14 European countries, done for the New York-based Anti-Defamation League, found anti-Semitic attitudes most prevalent in Poland, where such sentiment rose to 48% of the population from 37% in 2015, and Ukraine, where the rise was even greater – to 46% from 32% in 2016…” The Washington Post: FULL STORY

+ SEE: ADL Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism

+ ADL Global Survey of 18 Countries Finds Hardcore Anti-Semitic Attitudes Remain Pervasive

3) Jewish Man Stabbed Multiple Times Near New York Synagogue, Suspect at Large

“According to reports in local media, the man was approaching the Toshnad Heichel Torah Utfila Synagogue when a man got out of a car and began beating him and stabbed him. The assailant fled the scene before police and first responders arrived…” Haaretz: FULL STORY

+ ADL Offers $10,000 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction