Antisemitism Monitor | Week of February 13, 2023

By | Dec 05, 2023

This is an issue of the Antisemitism Project newsletter. To receive this vital resource in your inbox, please visit the Antisemitism Project website.

Antisemitism in Context

Reporting that leads to a greater understanding of antisemitism

the tiktok logo displayed on a phone. arrows point to the phone on a gray background

The Good, the Bad and the Algorithm

Navigating Antisemitism on TikTok.

Algérie Patriotique‘s “Unbearable Antisemitic Diatribe”


Benjamin Stora, French-Jewish Historian

The Algerian government-backed newspaper, Algérie Patriotique published an “unbearable antisemitic diatribe” targeting Benjamin Stora, a prominent Jewish historian of North Africa. In 2020 French President Emmanuel Macron commissioned Stora to prepare a report on the French commemoration of the 1962 Algerian War that resulted in the North African state’s independence.

However, Algérie Patriotique denounced his report and then proceeded to attack “Benjamin Stora, his fellows and his ancestors.” The newspaper claimed that “the very people who were at the origin of the capture of Algiers, the Bakri and the Busnach were crooked merchants coveting the immense treasure of the Regency for their masters the Rothschilds, the Seillières and the Schneiders.”

Indonesia, February 1, 2023

Sergy Rikhter, an Israeli Olympic shooter was forced to withdraw from the 2023 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle & Pistol after organizers told him he could not compete in Jakarta, Indonesia with Israeli symbols on his uniform or rifle. Athletes were required to compete (and excel) in this international competition in order to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

United States, February 2, 2023

Florida police apprehended Jon Minadeo II, the leader of the “Goyim Defense League,” the white supremacist group responsible for distributing antisemitic propaganda (e.g. flyers blaming Jews for the COVID-19 pandemic) for littering antisemitic materials.

Germany, February 3, 2023

Ergün Çakir, the chairman of CFC Hertha 06, a Berlin football club was condemned for defending two Hertha 06 players (one of whom was his son) and the antisemitic threats they made against visiting opponents from TuS Makkabi Berlin, a German-Jewish club.

France, February 3, 2023

BMG, the global music company signed Freeze Corleone, the French rapper but dropped him after the rapper received backlash for his antisemitic lyrics.

Watch on MomentLive!

Watch Moment editors in conversation with thinkers and experts

How to Stay Safe in America During a Time of Increased Antisemitism

A conversation with Ira Forman, Moment Institute’s senior fellow and former U.S. State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, David Delew, former CEO of the Community Security Trust in the UK, Richard Priem, COO and deputy national director of community security services in the U.S. and Dr. Eva Fogelman, noted psychologist and PTSD expert.

More to Read

Stories from Moment picked by our editors

A Robert Siegel Interview with Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt

Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism spoke with Moment Special Literary Contributor Robert Siegel, former host of NPR’s All Things Considered. Ambassador Lipstadt is the 2022 recipient of the Moment Ruth Bader Ginsburg Human Rights Award.


Key reports and studies on antisemitism around the globe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.