Tomer Aldubi

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Countering Antisemitism and Islamophobia on Social Media PlatformsIsrael

Tomer Aldubi is the founder and executive director of Fighting Online Antisemitism. He lectures on cyberhate and various methods of monitoring online antisemitism. Previously, Tomer served as a Jewish Agency Representative in New York at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center and as the head of Israeli Students Combatting Antisemitism, which is a student program run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Union of Israeli Students (2017-2018). Additionally, he holds a bachelor's degree in Theatre Directing from Tel Aviv University, which he uses as a theater director. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Countering Antisemitism and Islamophobia on Social Media Platforms

This project empowered eight individuals aged 15 and up from Tel Aviv and Haifa to combat online hate speech and disinformation. The program included various activities such as online and in-person practical, hands-on training, mentoring, virtual coworking space, a reporting challenge, a webinar with a keynote speaker, networking, and community-building. Participants learned how to report hateful content to bring to its deletion from the social space, thereby helping to create a safer, less hateful social space for all their users. The project created a positive impact by reducing online hate and empowering individuals to act against cyber hate and build resiliency. Around 1,000 posts were monitored and reported with the volunteers from October to January-mid of February. The knowledge gained during the program can be shared by the participants with their family members, friends, and colleagues.

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Tomer was a participant in the IVLP Project Countering Holocaust Denial and Antisemitism to Combat Racism and Identity-Based Hate, organized by the U.S. Department of State and FHI 360.

Tomer's exchange experience led to the development of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "As a result of the IVLP, I have gained a greater understanding of Arab and Muslim perspectives on the Holocaust, the state of Israel, and antisemitism. I have understood that Holocaust studies should not be focused on Jews in Israel or abroad, but on everyone who is subject to hatred."

U.S. Communities Visited

Montgomery, AL; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC; Raleigh, NC; Providence, RI; Madison, WI

Country: Israel 

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