An incomplete guide to not failing at anti-Semitism

The most obvious way to not fail at anti-Semitism is to not be an anti-Semite. Failing that, here’s one example (via The Algemeiner) of how not to fail at anti-Semitism:

The Algemeiner put out a call for social media users who have lost Facebook friends over the conflict in Gaza to reach out and share their experiences. The response was overwhelming. Within a matter of hours, hundreds of stories flooded in. Painful vignettes of how 20-year-friendships ended in the blink of an eye over posts which turned sour. Cruel, personal attacks from strangers and schoolmates alike.

. . .

Many of the stories were painful accounts of ancient friendships that were severed. Shir Halyo wrote of her friend Samah, a Sunni Muslim who was her best friend growing up in Toronto. The friendship ended with a postscript from Samah saying she “no longer recognized who [Shir] was.”

And then of course, there were more extreme cases of outright anti-Semitism. [Editor’s note: I am taking this description at face value for the purposes of this post because the author seems to have a good grasp of the distinction between that and disagreement over Israeli policy.] Jon Antflick wrote that after blocking one friend, the latter came after him on Whatsapp and Viber with harassing messages.

I don’t need to tell you about Facebook (from which our hero was first blocked). But here’s an excerpt from the Viber Wikipedia page:

It was founded and co-owned by four Israeli partners: Talmon Marco, Igor Megzinik, Sani Maroli and Ofer Smocha.

And here’s the first line of a Reuters profile of WhatsApp founder Jan Koum:

WhatsApp grew up in Silicon Valley, but its founder’s Jewish background in Eastern Europe gave it its DNA.

So yeah, sorry Anti-Semites: Jews also control the social media… but apparently not well enough to keep you out.


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