President Shimon Peres stressed the importance of fighting anti-Semitism in a speech to young activists at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial project museum on Tuesday. Anti-Semitism is not just a Jewish problem, he said. He called on the youths to use modern technology, particularly social networking sites such as Facebook, to fight anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
Israel’s detractors often use popular online games and forums to promote their views. According to Omedia, one group recently held a protest against Israel’s decision to close Gaza crossings on the popular Second Life online community. The virtual protestors said they would hold more demonstrations against Israeli policy in the near future, in Second Life and similar communities.