New initiative to train influencers in combating antisemitism is launched

A new initiative to train online influencers to lead the fight against antisemitism was inaugurated on Tuesday to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 – the day Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in 1945.

Dubbed “ProZ,” the virtual training is slated to feature six sessions beginning this February in an effort to mentor activists to become masters in combating antisemitic content and act together against intolerance on social media.

The course will focus on issues such as classic and contemporary trends of antisemitism, image effective messaging, the secrets of social media, social media monitoring and how to turn from individual to influencer.

Several notable Jewish leaders have expressed support for ProZ.

“To succeed in the struggle against these dangerous phenomena, we have to confront antisemitism on all fronts simultaneously – those who hate and demonize Jewish people and those who hate and demonize Israel as the state of Jewish people,” said Natan Sharansky, chairman of ISGAP – The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy and a former Jewish Agency chairman.

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