Using Google to spread antisemitism

JTA
A Google search for ‘Jewish baby strollers’ yields anti-Semitic images. An extremist campaign may be to blame
by Ben Sales
September 25, 2020

The Google results are shocking: Do an image search for “Jewish baby strollers” and you’ll see row upon row of portable ovens — an offensive allusion to the Holocaust. Google says it’s looking into the search results and wants to improve them. But according to researchers, the results may not be an accident. It’s possible that they’re the result of a coordinated extremist campaign on a fringe website to yield those specific images. The Network Contagion Research Institute, which studies the way hate speech spreads online, located a series of posts on the 4chan message board, dating back to 2017, that purposefully pair images of ovens on wheels with the term “Jewish baby stroller.” READ MORE

NEW YORK POST Scientists around the world join forces to combat anti-Semitism with artificial intelligence An international team of scientists said Monday it had joined forces to combat the spread of anti-Semitism online with the help of artificial intelligence. The project Decoding Anti-Semitism includes discourse analysts, computational linguists and historians who will develop a “highly complex, AI-driven approach to identifying online anti-Semitism,” the Alfred Landecker Foundation, which supports the project, said in a statement Monday.

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“In this High Holiday season, when we want to make amends with others, Howes’ illuminating book is a valuable guide “to make things right”

JEWISH BOSTON
When Saying “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough
by Judy Bolton-Fasman
September 14, 2020

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced,” said James Baldwin. Clinical psychologist Molly Howes takes Baldwin’s reflection to heart in her excellent and engaging book, “A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right.” Culled from her decades-long experience as a therapist, Howes presents engaging and clear-eyed narratives of what works and what doesn’t in shaping a sincere apology. Howes has studied the wisdom of successful apologies articulated in world religions, business models and psychotherapy literature. But the mainstay of her research is her patients’ stories, which she conveys with empathy and compassion. Her patients’ situations and observations inform her four-step approach to offering an apology…READ MORE

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The blacks that liberal whites still demonize

Uncle Tom

In a collection of intimate interviews with some of America’s most provocative black conservative thinkers, Uncle Tom takes a unique look at being black in America. Featuring media personalities, ministers, civil rights activists, veterans, and a self-employed plumber, the film explores their personal journeys of navigating the world as one of America’s most misunderstood political and cultural groups: The American Black Conservative. This eye-opening film from Director Justin Malone examines self-empowerment, individualism and rejecting the victim narrative. Uncle Tom shows us a different perspective of American History from this often ignored and ridiculed group. Click here to view the film.

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“Instead of cleaning up its act, the education establishment is doubling down”

CALIFORNIA POLICY CENTER
Cultural Marxism For The Kids
by Larry Sands
September 25, 2020

The results of a survey released last week revealed that two-thirds of 18-39 year-old Americans do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. One-half of the respondents could not name a single concentration camp. One-fourth said the holocaust was a myth and one-tenth blamed it on the Jews. I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise. It is very much in line with other recent polls which find that just 27 percent of those under the age of 45 nationally can demonstrate a basic understanding of American history. Additionally, 57 percent  of all Americans don’t know we have nine Supreme Court justices…READ MORE

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Zoom cancels SFSU video conference featuring Palestinian Terrorist Leila Khaled

JNS
After Zoom deplatforms Leila Khaled event, Facebook and YouTube follow suit
by Jackson Richman
September 23, 2020

After being deplatformed by the video-conferencing platform Zoom, Facebook and YouTube appeared to follow suit and remove an event on Wednesday being promoted and livestreamed, respectively, on their platform. On Tuesday,  Zoom canceled a conversation hosted by San Francisco State University’s Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies (AMED) featuring a documented Palestinian terrorist following complaints from the Lawfare Project on Tuesday. The Sept. 23 event, “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A conversation with Leila Khaled,” was scheduled to take place via Zoom. READ MORE

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20 years on, the memory of the Second Intifada still lingers

JERUSALEM POST
The Second Intifada: A defining event that reshaped the nation
by Herb Keinon
September 17, 2020

The place names still send shivers up and down the spine. The police station in Ramallah; Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood; the Dolphinarium discotheque in Tel Aviv; the Sbarro Pizzeria and Cafe Moment in the capital; the Park Hotel in Netanya; Maxim Restaurant in Haifa. The names bring to mind some of the bloodiest atrocities committed by Palestinian terrorists during the Second Intifada that began 20 years ago this month, on September 28, 2000…For the most part it is the names of eateries, road junctions or markets – Mike’s Place, Megiddo Junction, the Carmel Market – that are associated with this period. READ MORE

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El Al now owned by 27-year-old yeshiva student

YESHIVA WORLD
El Al Announces Resumption Of Flights Following Rozenberg’s Purchase Of 42.9% Of The Co.
September 18, 2020

El Al announced on Thursday that it is resuming passenger flights from October 1 and cargo flights from September 21, Army Radio reported. Yeshivah student Eli Rozenberg, 27, acquired 42.89% of El Al with a $150 million offering at the company’s public offering on Wednesday through his newly formed Kanfei Nesharim company, replacing Tami Moses-Borovitz as the main shareholder through her family’s company Knafaim Holdings Ltd. The Israeli government bought $30 million worth of shares and will have a 12%-15% stake in the company. READ MORE

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“What ‘Kings of Capitol Hill’ (and others) get wrong is how AIPAC sticks to its principles even when they’re inconvenient for either side of our polarized political scene”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
That’s not the AIPAC I know
by Wendy Singer
September 22, 2020

The recently screened film, Kings of Capitol Hill, has put a spotlight on AIPAC and its role in the American political scene. I am a former staff member of the organization, and was struck by what a misguided story it portrays. The film is based on old and tired myths about AIPAC. But it is precisely because there is nothing new in the film that it reveals some basic misunderstandings about AIPAC that even fair-minded people might hold… I believe that AIPAC’s refusal to stake out a political solution for Israel is what drives critics who claim AIPAC is losing its way. READ MORE

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This year, Jews are facing a challenging situation that may prevent them from properly exercising their religious traditions

JERUSALEM POST
Jews invited to send notes to be placed in Western Wall for Yom Kippur
by Tobias Siegal
September 23, 2020

The Jewish Agency has launched a unique global project that will allow Jews from across the world to send in notes that will be inserted in the Western Wall’s ancient stones ahead of Yom Kippur…This year, however, with flights still unavailable to and from many countries, and a current nationwide lockdown in Israel that has restricted the entrance into Jerusalem, Jews are facing a challenging situation that may prevent them from properly performing their religious traditions. Luckily, The Jewish Agency identified the problem and came up with a solution. READ MORE

To submit a note for The Jewish Agency to place in the Western Wall, click here

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John Kerry, “haughty from his success in the Pyrrhic victory of the Iran nuclear deal, said things he probably now wishes he could take back”

MIDDLE EAST FORUM
History Proves John Kerry Wrong … Again
by A.J. Caschetta
September 22, 2020

Conventional wisdom took one on the chin last week when the Trump administration did what the establishment said couldn’t be done. No chin took a harder hit than former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s, when one clever social media user unearthed and isolated 44 seconds of him assuring the world that no Middle East peace deal will be possible without the Palestinians. “There will be no separate peace between Israel and the Arab world. I want to make that very clear to all of you,” he stated. The clip was from December 4, 2016, when Kerry made some of his final remarks as secretary of state to the Brookings Institution’s annual Saban Forum. READ MORE

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