ADL Letter to Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Regarding the Mapping Project

July 13, 2022

In a letter to Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs, ADL urged the government to take immediate action against the antisemitic "Mapping Project," which is currently being hosted on the web by an Iceland-based provider.

H.E. Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Rauðarárstíg 25
105 Reykjavík

Dear Minister Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, 

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the leading US nongovernmental, anti-hate organization and a defender of the American Jewish community for over a century.  We are writing to urge your government to take immediate action against the source of a threat to the Boston, Massachusetts-area Jewish community.
An anonymous group, calling itself The Mapping Project, is threatening the Boston-area Jewish community by mapping and publishing addresses of Jewish individuals and institutions and calling for these individuals and institutions to be “dismantled” and “disrupted.” By both calling for the “dismantling” of Jewish institutions, including a high school and an arts group, simultaneously posting their addresses and contact information, the site serves as a call to action against dozens of Jewish institutions and individuals.  While we deeply respect freedom of expression, this website crosses the line into specific threats against individuals and institutions.

The Mapping Project website, https://mapliberation.org/, has relocated to a hosting service based in Iceland, 1984 Hosting, after being removed from its previous two hosts.  ADL has made 1984 Hosting aware of the threat, but the company has not taken any action, despite the clear contravention of its terms of service.   

ADL has communicated the information about the threat both to Iceland’s Ambassador to the U.S. and to the Office of the National Police Commissioner in Iceland.  In neither case have we received a substantive response regarding this ongoing threat to the Jewish community.

We deeply regret the apparent lackadaisical attitude of Icelandic officials toward this threat to the Jewish community and ask that your government take expeditious measures to prevent this website from being hosted in your country.


Jonathan Greenblatt
CEO & National Director
Anti-Defamation League