Kanye West‘s long list of anti-Semitic antics has landed him at the top of this year’s Simon Wiesenthal Center’s (SWC) Global Antisemitism List.
The Jewish Global Human Rights Organization – which researches the Holocaust and hatred in a historical and contemporary context – launched its annual global top 10 anti-Semitism list on Thursday (December 29) in Israel.
Ye topped the list for “his continued anti-Semitic comments and use of his vast social media platform to weaponize hatred, bigotry and ignorance.”
“The unprecedented mainstreaming of anti-Semitism on social media, led by Kanye West (Ye), fueled anti-Semitic hate crimes and normalized anti-Jewish hate speech,” Rabbi Marvin Hier, SWC Founder and CEO, and Rabbi Cooper, SWC Associate Dean and director of Global Social Action, said in a statement.
“Politicians offer words of comfort to Jewish victims but fail to take effective measures to curb the attacks, while UN diplomats, cultural and academic elites often legitimize hatred of the Jewish state.”
You can see the whole list here.
>@simonwiesenthal released its 2022 top ten worst global anti-Semitic incidents list today in Israel. This year there was a sharp increase in #Antisemitism which infects mainstream culture, academics and media worldwide. #TopTenAntiSemitic https://t.co/ua7ubq5vGg
— SimonWiesenthalCntr (@simonwiesenthal) 29 December 2022
Other organizations and individuals included in the Top 10 list include: the United Nations Human Rights Council; Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority; Violent attacks on Jews in New York, Chicago, London and Germany; the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement and Documenta Art.
Ye’s inclusion on the list will come later he was recently named antisemite of the year” by the American non-profit watchdog group StopAntisemitism.org.
The group made the announcement earlier this month in a video congratulating Ye for “promoting the most anti-Semitism in 2022.”
The clip cited examples of Kanye West’s offenses including infamous “death con 3” tweet it led to his first Twitter suspension and highlighted interviews as examples of Ye “referring to anti-Semitic tropes of Jewish greed and obsession with money.”
Yes, who has been widely criticized this year for his repeated anti-Semitic remarksrecently redoubled his love for the great German mass murderer Adolf Hitler during an interview with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes in Los Angeles.
A week earlier, Ye praised Hitler and the Nazis in a separate interview with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who last month was ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for promoting false claims about the Sandy Hook mass shooting.
“Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler,” Ye told Jones.
This month also experienced Kanye West linked to what authorities in New York have called an anti-Semitic attack on an elderly Jewish man in Central Park.
According to New York Postthe 63-year-old man was attacked while walking through the park on 14 December. Authorities say the assailant made several anti-Semitic remarks before yelling “Kanye 2024” and walking away.
The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for a chipped tooth and a broken hand.