The Ministry of the Diaspora of Israel has published its annual report on anti-Semitism in 2022 in the world.
The authors of the document note that, in general, the number of cases of anti-Semitism is decreasing in the world, but there is an increase in a number of countries. The authors of the document, in particular, note the growth of anti-Semitic statements and publications in social networks in the United States and the countries of the former Soviet Union in the first days after the Russian armed invasion of the territory of Ukraine.
The authors analyzed 55,000 posts with anti-Semitic content in social networks from February 15 to March 28 last year.
In the year to March 2022 alone, 317,000 social media posts containing anti-Semitic language were found to contain anti-Semitic language - almost 40% more than in March 2021.
The authors of the report draw attention to the growth of messages with content directed against Jews in the Ukrainian and Russian segments of the Internet. The authors write that Russia's attack was repeatedly used by far-left activists to "demonize Israel" - activists drew parallels between the situation of Palestinians and Ukrainians. In addition, according to the authors of the report, Israel was unjustifiably criticized for refusing to supply weapons to Kyiv, without mentioning other assistance to Ukraine, which has been provided since the beginning of the war.