by Faygie Holt
(JNS) Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism released an interim report on Wednesday highlighting ideas to battle anti-Jewish hate online.
Members of the task force include lawmakers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Israel. At least one more country is expected to join the group in the coming weeks.
Speaking as part of an online press conference to introduce the report, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) said that anti-Semites took advantage of current events, including the global coronavirus pandemic, and the war between Hamas and Israel in May—to attack Jews for just being Jews. That was especially “prevalent on the wild west of the Internet,” she said.
“It is up to all of us to stand arm and arm” to fight hate online, she adde