Hate speech against Israeli Russians up nearly 300% since start of Ukraine war- report

Published date05 August 2022
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
The report, which analyzed over half a million social media engagements (posts, comments, etc.), found approximately 5.6 million offensive statements, slurs and calls for violence within Hebrew-language social media

"Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, we have seen a sharp increase not only in justified and true criticism against the Russian regime that commits war crimes, but also, unfortunately, general and offensive expressions of hatred against Russians," said Anat Rosiliou, Director of the Public Department at the Berel Katznelson Foundation and the Hate Report Project.

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According to the research, social media engagements that include hate speech against Russians jumped by about 270% – from 18,153 engagements that included hate speech last year to 67,129 this year – while hate speech against asylum seekers, who have also become more prominently featured in public discourse since the start of the Russia-Ukraine War, increased by 25%.

When a significant number of Russian Jews immigrate and will immigrate to the State of Israel, it is especially important to avoid such expressions and prejudices and to open the door to them

Anat Rosiliou, Director of the Public Department at the Berel Katznelson Foundation

"This connection that does not distinguish between the regime is dangerous for the people. When a significant number of Russian Jews immigrate and will immigrate to the State of Israel, it is especially important to avoid such expressions and prejudices and to open the door to them," Rosiliou declared.

Hate speech in Israeli social media

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