The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a new survey, which unfortunately displays an increase in extreme antisemitic views. The complete survey findings–conducted by the ADL Center for Antisemitism Research during January 5-18–are a cause for concern, especially with Gen-Z and Millennials. Their representative sample is 4,143 adults with a 1.5% margin of error. There is a bigger representation of the 18-26 demographic. Regardless of the sample size, the findings can be particularly depressing with the amount…"ADL Findings On Antisemitic Views Are Deeply Concerning"
Dr. Clarence B. Jones is featured in a Foundation to Combat Antisemitism ad that aired during Super Bowl LVIII on CBS. The ad is probably the most important ad airing during Super Bowl LVIII. Other people might be obsessing over Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce but that should be the least of priorities. Meanwhile, another ad, #StandUpToJewishHate: Tony, was launched last year. It aired during the pregame show. Robert Kraft’s Foundation to Combat Antisemitism made…"Dr. Clarence B. Jones Fights Antisemitism in Super Bowl LVIII Ad"
SNL started the Adam Driver / Olivia Rodrigo episode with a terribly offensive sketch about the campus response to Jew-hatred. I haven’t chimed in earlier because writing about the unfortunate rise in Jew-hatred during the past two months has been emotionally exhausting. Where Pete Davidson said something in the first SNL following the attacks, this past Saturday’s episode took a turn into the offensive territory. It isn’t that comedy is subjective but there are lines…"SNL: Sketch About Campus Response to Jew-Hatred Is Not Funny"
The Screen Writers Guild of Israel joined Jewish television and film writers in calling out Writers Guild of America (WGA). Deadline reported on Saturday evening that the WGA didn’t release a statement because they couldn’t find consensus. I’m sorry but how does guild leadership not find consensus in condemning a barbaric act of terror by Hamas. Is this really how they feel about Jewish lives at a time when antisemitism is skyrocketing across the globe?!?…"WGA Called Out By Screen Writers Guild of Israel"
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has been criticized in an open letter and during Variety‘s Antisemitism Summit for their silence. The fact that many WGA members have taken to penning an open letter is very telling. Here’s an excerpt of the open letter: When it comes to taking a stand, the Writers Guild of America has always led by example. When employers sought to exploit our work, the Guild bravely spoke up. When the…"WGA Needs To Release a Statement About the Hamas Attack on Israel"
Yoav Shamir’s film, Defamation, first came out in 2009 but one can only wonder what the documentary would look like today. It’s been really hard watching much of anything over the last week. All I can do is really keep watching the news, refresh for updates, and think about my family and friends living in Israel. While there are flare-ups every few years, this time is different. Hamas just invaded Israel and murdered over a…"Defamation – Antisemitism: The Movie"
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings discussed Glass Onion, Dave Chappelle, and more during an appearance at the New York Times DealBook conference. On the Glass Onion box office, Hastings said the following (via Deadline): “It’s a promotional tactic for the streaming service. We are not trying to build a theatrical business.” The CEO also admitted to Netflix leaving money on the table. Talk to anyone and they’ll tell that this film would have made north of…"Reed Hastings Discusses Glass Onion, Dave Chapelle, and More"
The world premiere of The Conspiracy at DOC NYC could not be more timely with antisemitism at its highest levels in several years. To say that this film is not enjoyable or entertaining would not be an understatement. However, it is essential that as many people watch this film–now more than ever. I’m not sure how many other DOC NYC films I’m getting to because of my schedule this month but I made sure that…"The Conspiracy: An Animated Film About Antisemitism – DOC NYC 2022"
Unlike Jon Stewart, it was Hacks star Hannah Einbinder nailing it in her Instagram story commenting on Dave Chappelle’s SNL monologue. Hannah Einbinder’s Instagram story is in the below photo: The text of her story follows: Yeah, the Chappelle monologue was littered with antisemitism. He did it masterfully. He used a genius technique: two truths and a lie. What I mean by that is, bigoted people will often couch their bigotry in a degree of…"Hannah Einbinder and Jon Stewart On Dave Chappelle, Antisemitism"
Kyrie Irving has finally apologized in a post on Instagram but the damage is already done after previous opportunities to do so. His apology came hours after another media session where he was unable to unequivocally say he wasn’t antisemitic. When someone asks you a yes or no question like this, the correct answer is no. The correct answer is always no. If the answer is yes, it is going to pose a major problem.…"Kyrie Irving Finally Apologized But The Damage Is Done"