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CONTENTS 3 ABOUT STOPANTISEMITISM 4 2022 IN NUMBERS 5 COMMUNITY IMPACT 6 REPORT HANDLING PROCESS 7-14 ACHIEVEMENTS LAW ENFORCEMENT CALLED TO MINORʼS HOME 7 MEXICO CITY PROFESSOR FIRED NEW JERSEY WASTE MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE FIRED SCHOOL TEACHER FIRED 8 LONG BEACH CAR SALESMAN FIRED USF FRATERNITY CHARTER SUSPENDED GEICO CUTS TIES WITH ANTISEMITE 9 ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DISCIPLINED OHIO HIGH SCHOOL COACH RESIGNS BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY COMPANY EMPLOYEE FIRED 10 NGO AVODAH EMPLOYEE FIRED BDS SUPPORTER LOSES PRIMARY NOMINATION CLEVELAND POLICE OFFICER PLACED ON DESK DUTY 11 UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR FIRED SUPERIOR AMBULANCE EMPLOYEE FIRED LOUISIANA TEACHER FIRED 12 CHILDRENʼS MUSEUM EMPLOYEE FIRED GOODWILL NAZI MERCH PULLED EMPLOYEE OF EDUCATIONAL GIANT FIRED 13 VANDERBILT FOOTBALL COACH SIDELINED PENNSYLVANIA-BASED GYM EMPLOYEE FIRED TECH EMPLOYEE FIRED 14 DETROIT MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED 15 ANTISEMITISM ON U.S. COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES REPORT 16 “ANTISEMITE OF THE YEAR” DISHONOR 17 IN THE NEWS 18 SUPPORT STOPANTISEMITISM

ABOUT US: StopAntisemitism is a grassroots watchdog dedicated to exposing groups and individuals that espouse incitement towards the Jewish people and State and engage in antisemitic behaviors. Founded in 2018, StopAntisemitism was born in response to increasing antisemitic violence and sentiment across the United States. StopAntisemitism has developed a strong following, reaching millions of actively engaged individuals through social media, traditional press, newsletters, and its website. By publicly exposing antisemites, StopAntisemitism has created an environment where those who propagate hatred against the Jewish people are met with real-world consequences including but not limited to job loss, school expulsions, awards revoked, etc. 3

STOPANTISEMITISM 2022 IN NUMBERS StopAntisemitismʼs extremely engaged social media following reaches millions every month: Instagram: 1.2 million Facebook: (30 day average) 750k (30 day average) Twitter: 8.1 million (30 day average) Website Visits: 220k Incident (30 day average) Reports: 250 (30 day average) “Antisemite of the week” newsletter sent out to 76k people every Sunday morning 4

STOPANTISEMITISM’S COMMUNITY IMPACT StopAntisemitism serves as a vital resource for reporting antisemitic events, incidents, and individuals. 1900 antisemitic incidents were reported to StopAntisemitism via social media direct messages, our website, and hotline in 2022. After vetting and verifying the reports approximately 260 incidents were investigated and handled by StopAntisemitism in 2022 (see page 6 for our report handling process). Since 2020, StopAntisemitism has noted a 67% increase in reported incidents and a 78% increase in investigated incidents. 5

REPORT HANDLING PROCESS: 1 RECEIVE 2 We RECEIVE ANALYZE reports and alerts on antisemitic 3 incidents ACT We ANALYZE, research, and verify the information We ACT and spread information to the public, the media, partners, and law enforcement WE HOLD ANTISEMITES ACCOUNTABLE 6

JANUARY 2022 LAW ENFORCEMENT CALLED TO MINOR’S HOME: StopAntisemitism alerted FBI and local police of a student streaming “Iʼm a synagogue shooter” while holding up a possible AK-47, adding “I hate Jews and I hate ni**ers." The student was consequently removed from his school. JANUARY 2022 MEXICO CITY PROFESSOR FIRED: Irene García Mendez loses her job after StopAntisemitism alerted her employer of Mendezʼs antisemitic joke during a virtual class on Zoom with her students. She asked: “Whatʼs the difference between a pizza and a Jew? The pizza doesnʼt scream when itʼs put in the oven.” JANUARY 2022 NEW JERSEY WASTE MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE FIRED: A snow-plow driver was suspended & fired after StopAntisemitism tweeted footage of him purposefully shoveling snow onto a group of Orthodox Jews. 7

FEBRUARY 2022 SCHOOL TEACHER FIRED: Ana Luisa Nevarez, a teacher in Monterey, Mexico was fired after StopAntisemitism shared photos of her teaching a class dressed as Hitler, making her students perform Nazi salutes and appointing “Jews” who would be executed. FEBRUARY 2022 LONG BEACH CAR SALESMAN FIRED: A California Honda dealership fired Mike Maali after StopAntisemitism tweeted a TikTok of him dressed up as an Orthodox Jewish man in an effort to sell cars, stating his name was “Shlomo the Slasher” and that he was a “member of the tribe.” MARCH 2022 USF FRATERNITY CHARTER SUSPENDED: StopAntisemitism worked with students at the University of South Florida to identify the fraternity brother responsible for drawing a swastika on a pledgeʼs head. 8

APRIL 2022 GEICO CUTS TIES WITH ANTISEMITE: Geico canceled an event featuring Linda Sarsour after being made aware of Sarsourʼs bigotry towards Jewish people by StopAntisemitism. MAY 2022 ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DISCIPLINED: StopAntisemitism revealed a giant swastika banner hung at Grayslake North High School and called on the schoolʼs administration to open a formal investigation. MAY 2022 OHIO HIGH SCHOOL COACH RESIGNS: StopAntisemitism exposed a lacrosse player at Clevelandʼs Lake Catholic HS with a swastika stamp on his leg when playing against a school with many Jewish players. Coach Chris Hastings stepped down following the schoolʼs investigation. 9

JUNE 2022 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY COMPANY EMPLOYEE FIRED: Joel McClease is fired by Larson-Juhl after StopAntisemitism exposed his tweet containing antisemitic rhetoric against the Jewish people as “money hungry.” JUNE 2022 NGO AVODAH EMPLOYEE FIRED: Jew-bashing convert Anna Rajagopal loses her job with a Jewish non-profit org and Twitter subsequently suspended her account after StopAntisemitism featured her as its “Antisemite of the week.” JULY 2022 BDS SUPPORTER LOSES PRIMARY NOMINATION: Yuh-Line Niou loses bid after a social media campaign orchestrated by StopAntisemitism and candidate Dan Goldman publicized her anti-Israel biases. 10

AUGUST 2022 CLEVELAND POLICE OFFICER PLACED ON DESK DUTY: Ismail Quran is removed from patrol, investigated by the city, and forced to apologize after StopAntisemitism uncovered his antisemitic sentiments on social media. AUGUST 2022 UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR FIRED: Cabrini University Professor of Business Kareem Tannous is no longer teaching at the school after StopAntisemitism featured his bigoted social media posts as “Antisemite of the week.” SEPTEMBER 2022 SUPERIOR AMBULANCE EMPLOYEE FIRED: University of Illinois student Yasmeen Abuhayyeh is fired after StopAntisemitism exposed her TikTok rant calling Jews “inbred” and “scums of the earth.” 11

SEPTEMBER 2022 LOUISIANA TEACHER FIRED: ESL teacher Shadia Askar is fired after StopAntisemitism disclosed her antisemitic Twitter rants praising the death of two Canadian Jews, saying “settlers are dropping like flies.” OCTOBER 2022 CHILDREN’S MUSEUM EMPLOYEE FIRED: A Madison-based Museum fired an employee after StopAntisemitism revealed he attended a Halloween party at the University of Wisconsin dressed as Hitler. OCTOBER 2022 GOODWILL NAZI MERCH PULLED: A New York Goodwill store removes SS Nazi logo merchandise from sale after StopAntisemitism tweeted outrage of Goodwillʼs monetization of genocidal memorabilia. 12

NOVEMBER 2022 EMPLOYEE OF EDUCATIONAL GIANT FIRED: Follett School Solutions fires Rose Salamone after StopAntisemitism exposed her amplifying “Jews control the media” trope and promoting Nazi-like conspiracies about “Jewish Power” on social media. NOVEMBER 2022 VANDERBILT FOOTBALL COACH SIDELINED: StopAntisemitism revealed Coach Dan Jacksonʼs praise on social media of Kanye Westʼs antisemitic statements. Jackson was suspended for the rest of the season while he underwent anti-discrimination, unconscious bias, and social media training. NOVEMBER 2022 PENNSYLVANIA-BASED GYM EMPLOYEE FIRED: Crunch Fitness fired Kellum Dietz after the convicted stalker harassed StopAntisemitism via social media. Local police were alerted. 13

DECEMBER 2022 TECH EMPLOYEE FIRED: Jamela Salman is fired after StopAntisemitism shared a backlog of nearly 100 tweets about her hatred of Jews. DECEMBER 2022 DETROIT MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED: Hassan Chokr was charged with ethnic intimidation after StopAntisemitism shared his antisemitic rants and threats outside of a synagogue preschool. 14

2022 FEATURE REPORT: “ANTISEMITISM ON U.S. COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES” StopAntisemitism authored a groundbreaking report grading 25 of the top U.S. Colleges and Universities based on each schoolʼs effectiveness at mitigating and responding to Jew-hatred on their respective campuses. The 25 schools were divided into five categories: Ivy League, Liberal Arts, state schools, and public and private schools with the highest populations of Jewish students. Each administration received a questionnaire which inquired about their formal procedures for handling antisemitic incidents, the breadth of their DEI initiatives and if they included Jews, and if the school has adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism or has plans to. Additionally, Jewish students were surveyed and asked if their school was accommodating to their religious, cultural, and Zionist views and needs, and if they felt safe on campus and protected by the administration. Using a report card-style grading system, seven schools received an “F” and only 3 schools earned an “A” – Tulane University, University of Pennsylvania, and Brandeis University. 15

2022 ANTISEMITE OF THE YEAR: KANYE “YE” WEST StopAntisemitism was one of the first to call out Kanye “Ye” Westʼs antisemitic social media posts and alerted mainstream media to the problematic rants. Through social media and weekly newsletters, StopAntisemitism reached tens of thousands of concerned citizens who joined the campaign to have Ye dropped by Adidas and banned by Meta and Twitter. StopAntisemitismʼs ability to respond quickly meant that Yeʼs antics were exposed at every turn, whether he was appearing on a podcast where he doubled down on his antisemitic viewpoints or was having dinner at Mar-a-Lago with white nationalists. When the 2022 “Antisemite of the Year” contest was announced, there was overwhelming condemnation for the disgraced rapper by way of voting with more than 10,000 votes cast. TMZ broke the story of Kanye earning the disgraceful title. 16

STOPANTISEMITISM IN THE MEDIA StopAntisemitism was featured in more than 250 pieces of news coverage with a combined total reach of 21.8 million people: StopAntisemitism worked with dozens of University Administrations and Student Bodies including: 17

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