FOA

What we do?

Monitoring activities

Monitoring involves scanning social networks using keywords and reporting antisemitic content, such as posts, photos, pictures and antisemitic tweets. The organization currently monitors six leading social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter, VKontakte and YouTube.

 

How do we know what is antisemitic?

We are guided by the Working Definition of Antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which has been approved by over 30 countries. We also take instruction from the community rules of the leading social media platforms.

 

FOA education

We currently focus on two websites, Yahoo Answers and Quora, on which users around the world ask questions in a variety of fields and offer answers. We work to provide factual and reliable answers to a variety of questions about the Jewish people and the State of Israel, such as Holocaust denial, Jewish tradition, culture and religion and Israeli identity, whether the question is a genuine attempt to learn or a brazen attempt to stoke antisemitic sentiment. In either scenario, we believe that genuine curiosity should never be hijacked by racist and antisemitic sentiment. We provide engaging responses in several languages, catering to varying demographics. We also report all content of an antisemitic nature in order to promote healthy discourse free from racism and antisemitism.

 

FOA training

Activists, scholarship students and volunteers alike are all expected to complete a vigorous online and in-person training program, including step-by-step practical training on how to monitor antisemitic content; community standards of various social media platforms.

In addition, we provide professional knowledge as well as technological tools to enable people around the world to recognise and reduce antisemitism and hate content. We offer diverse in-person and online learning opportunities for school students, teenagers, college students and senior citizens; involvement in informal education projects in selected cities; as well as programs conferring academic credit and/or scholarships at selected higher education institutions across Israel.

We also promote collaboration between young people in Israel and abroad, both Jewish and otherwise. In addition, we regularly lecture to international communities in various languages, both in person and online.

These programs all have a core theme: creating opportunities for both the younger and older generations to meet each other and share experience/knowledge to fight antisemitism.