Campaign to Tackle Antisemitism

Throughout June 2020, the Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) is running a campaign to Tackle Antisemitism.

OHPI stands against Antisemitism in all form. Since our inception, in 2012, OHPI has worked hard to combat online Antisemitic hate speech

We have produced many reports, articles, briefings and commentary on tackling Antisemitism. Our CEO, Dr Andre Oboler, is regularly sought by media organisations for commentary on tackling online Antisemitism.

Join us by taking action! You can help the campaign in a number of ways:

  • Share this article on social media and with people and organisations who would support this work
  • Support and share our fundraiser to further enhance the campaign
  • Report examples of online Antisemitism to platforms hosting it (ie. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube)
  • Help us report the items we highlight in campaign articles
  • Anti-hate organisations, particularly in the area of Antisemitism, are invited to become supporters of the campaign – we need your logo and an article from you that says who you are and your thoughts / experiences regarding online Antisemitism.
  • Companies and foundations are invited to become sponsors, these funds along with donations will be used to take the campaign further.

About the Online Hate Prevention Institute:

The Online Hate Prevention Institute is Australia’s only harm prevention charity dedicated to preventing the harm to people as a result of online hate and extremism. We deal with all forms of online hate and our work on other topics can be accessed from our homepage. Funds from this campaign will be used to tackle Antisemitism. Donations can also be made to support our other campaigns planned for 2020, and general donations are particularly appreciated.

You can also connect with us by joining over 24,000 people who like our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, and joining our mailing list.

Campaign Partners:

Organisations that work to combat Antisemitism are invited to join the campaign as a partner. Contact us for details.

Campaign Summary

1 June – Campaign launched

1 June – Published a Briefing – Swastikas on the Green, Extremists on the Net (published late May)

  • Our CEO, Dr Andre Oboler, was on SBS World News Radio discussing the Swastikas painted on the Cranbourne Golf Course and the dangers rising online hate during Coronavirus pose now and in the future as we try get back to normal.
  • The briefing on our Website seeks to clarify our viewpoint on the antisemitic actions of the incident, due to some editing of the interview before it was broadcast.

11 June – Published a Briefing BLM and Online Hate

  • A briefing regarding the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) makes reference to BLM False Flags & Antisemitism.
  • The Black Lives Matter protests around the world have been the topic of social media, mainstream media and in person conversations around the Australia and the world.
  • There have also been efforts by the far-right to divide progressive voices. Amid the attention on Black Lives Matter an image had been repeated circulated online within the Jewish community. The image claims to be from Black Lives Matter and calls for an end to “Jewish Privilege”.

17 June – Published a briefing Antisemitism in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • As news of COVID-19 broke, there was a high level of concern expressed by Jewish organisations around the world that antisemitism would likely spike as a result.
  • OHPI has published a briefing which looks at antisemitism in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The briefing is published as part of the June campaign to tackle Antisemitism.