ISRAEL - Most Targeted Country on Twitter

Arno Froese

In a troubling new study, it was found that “Israel was mentioned approximately 10 times more than any other country in tweets pertaining to human rights violations.”

This disturbing trend reveals a deep-seated double standard against the country, perpetuating a disproportionate focus in social media discussions. According to the study, Israel is mentioned 12 times more than China on issues of violating human rights; 38 times more than Iran, 55 more times than Iran and 111 more times than North Korea.

The study, analyzing close to 100 million tweets from January 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022, demonstrates the shifting popularity of antisemitic and anti-Zionist narratives on Twitter, particularly in response to real-world events. “This ‘pendulum’ effect highlights how political circumstances or changes in leadership, as well as conflicts and domestic unrest, can influence which narrative is favored,” the report states.

A marked double standard against Israel is prevalent on Twitter, with human rights terms disproportionately targeting the country, further fueling anti-Zionist narratives that mirror traditional antisemitic tropes. The discourse on Twitter correlates strongly with real-world antisemitic incidents, suggesting that social media plays a significant role in amplifying these harmful narratives.

-, 12 July 2023

Arno's Commentary

Even from negative perspectives, Israel is different. The Jew is the most targeted person in the world. But already to Abraham, God gave this unconditional promise: “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God” (Genesis 17:7-8). Later, God ordered Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go. The reason? “Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn” (Exodus 4:22b).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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