The Jerusalem Institute of Justice has joined 180 non-profit organizations and civil rights organizations to write a public letter to Elon Musk and Twitter because we believe that exchanges of ideas on Twitter MUST NOT undermine the safety or well-being of users, especially those from vulnerable communities.
As mentioned in the letter, we believe that Twitter’s guidelines should afford protection to Jewish Twitter users from antisemitic content and harassment. This is particularly urgent given the record-breaking spike in antisemitic incidents over the last three years. For example, between 20-2021, antisemitic incidents surged by 78% in the United Kingdom and 75% in France, while the United States saw an all-time high with 2,717 recorded antisemitic incidents, a 34% increase from the previous year.
In order to fight antisemitism properly, it must be defined.
That is why we call on Elon Musk and Twitter’s management to update Twitter’s anti-hate policies by adopting the globally recognized IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism as a guiding tool to stymie the spread of Jew hatred. If you wish to support this letter you can share this article and letter on your social media and use the hashtags: #AdoptIHRA #DefineItToFightIt