“Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” Bennett said at a press conference in Tel Aviv to launch the initiative. “From today every antisemite online should know he is exposed, the hatred he spreads is being watched and he will be held responsible. It’s time to set a mirror in front of our enemies and expose the ugly face of the modern antisemite, he who tweets Swastikas instead of branding them in the street. From now we will know who the leading antisemites are and they will be dealt with.”
“Antisemitism hasn’t vanished, it has shifted shape and moved from the street to the web,” the minister said.
“This is a very exciting day,” Bennett said. “For the first time, we are launching a global online system to scope antisemitism in the entire world. You might call it a supertanker to deal with antisemitism online.”
“We are making a distinction between legitimate criticism of Israel and antisemitism,” the minister said in response to a question posed to him during the launch. “This system does not deal with critique of Israel, we are talking about antisemitism and sometimes that is under a cloak of anti-Israeliness.”
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