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JNS covered the launch of the new “Online Antisemitism: A Toolkit for Civil Society” resource, published by B’nai B’rith International and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), in partnership with UNESCO.

(April 8, 2022 / JNS) B’nai B’rith International and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, in partnership with UNESCO, have published a guide on how to assess and combat online anti-Semitism.

B’nai B’rith International said on Thursday that “as the online space becomes increasingly important in the fight against anti-Semitism, the guide “aims to build capacity among civil society to tackle this rapidly growing threat.”

​“Recognizing the enormous capacity for positive action that the digital space offers, this practical and action-oriented resource aims to consolidate knowledge and provide a wide range of policy and community avenues for action,” added the Jewish group.

The guide provides an assessment of the “scope and scale” of online anti-Semitism; a summary of existing policies to counteract the threat on international and national levels across Europe; and recommendations for “civil society engagement with governments, platforms and wider communities to address this challenge.”

​It ends with a section that focuses on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.

​“We hope that this guide can serve as an easily adaptable reference point to address the needs of all vulnerable communities on the receiving end of online harm,” said the institute.