antisemitism

Monday, Feb 05, 2024

"Understanding Antisemitism" | CEP Senior Research Analyst Josh Lipowsky

On February 5, 2024, CEP Senior Research Analyst Josh Lipowsky led a course for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State University entitled "Understanding Antisemitism." 

Antisemitism is at its highest levels in the United States in decades, and the bad guys don’t all wear recognizable brown shirts and swastikas anymore. This course will give participants a better understanding of historic antisemitism and why it is on the rise now. Together we will look at how antisemitism has manifested in recent years while exploring common themes that have repeated throughout history, which will empower participants to recognize and confront it. Please note this course will be recorded for the instructor’s use and will be posted online with the Counter Extremism Project.

Instructor: Josh Lipowsky is the senior research analyst of the Counter Extremism Project, a New York–based NGO that researches and combats the spread of violent extremism. His focuses include antisemitism, white supremacy, and Iran-sponsored terrorism. He has a master’s in global affairs from New York University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Jewish studies from Penn State. His writing has been featured in the Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, the Hill, Forbes, the New Jersey Jewish Standard, and New York Jewish Week, among other publications.

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"It seeks to force platforms to take more responsibility for content. Sir Ivor Roberts, a Counter Extremism Project group advisor and ex-Foreign Office head of counter-terrorism, said: 'It is inexcusable that an online platform is unwilling or unable to stop giving a voice to extremist organisations.'"

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December 30, 2023
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"Professor Ian Acheson, senior adviser to the Counter Extremism Project, said: 'Jewish people are saying protest Saturdays have made central London a no-go zone.
'This is London in 2023. We are not talking about Berlin in 1936.'"

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November 4, 2023
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"'These images are horrible from a German perspective,' Hans-Jakob Schindler, a former diplomat in the Middle East and a director of the Counter Extremism Project, told The National. '
We all remember the black-and-white pictures from the 1930s. Having Stars of David on the walls of Jewish buildings ever again in Germany is something I wouldn’t have expected to be possible and really sends some shivers down my spine.' 
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The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which has long called for Germany to move on from its penance for the past, has expressed support for Israel, a stance which Mr Schindler said corresponds to far-right thought.

'The right-wing extremist scene does anti-Semitism in a much smarter way,' he said, 'that says "we have nothing against the Jews – as long as they are in Israel".'"

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October 23, 2023
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An Important Step X/Twitter Can Take to Fight Antisemitism on Their Platform Right Now

On September 8, X Safety (formerly Twitter Safety) wrote in a blog they were “committed to combating hatred, prejudice and intolerance,” outlining their ongoing plan for fighting antisemitism on the platform. While the stated policies and practices...

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"Creighton continues trying to build ties between her home country and Israel as CEO of Vulcan Consulting, which helps Israeli and other companies get a foothold in the EU. She is also senior adviser to the Counter Extremism Project and hosted a podcast on the rise in antisemitism in Europe."

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July 5, 2023
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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On January 23, 2019, two car bombs exploded outside of a mosque in Benghazi, Libya, killing 41 people and injuring 80 others. No group claimed responsibility for the blast, but remnants suggested an ISIS affiliate was responsible.  

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