The Mapping Project

Jewish group asks Iceland to act on pro-Palestine website

The 'Mapping Project', hosted by an Icelandic company, features an interactive map of 500 mostly Jewish institutions and accuses them of ethnic cleansing, colonialism, and Zionism; ADL calls on Icelandic officials to take action but receives no 'substantive response'

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Published: 07.14.22, 21:53
A Jewish advocacy group is calling on Iceland's government to take action against a pro-Palestine website seeking to "dismantle" various Boston-area Jewish institutions that's being hosted by an Icelandic internet company.
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  • The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in a letter Wednesday to Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs, said it has already voiced its concerns about the "Mapping Project" to Iceland's ambassador to the U.S. and its national police but hasn't received a "substantive response."
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    The Mapping Project
    The Mapping Project
    The Mapping Project
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    The website features an interactive map of Massachusetts listing nearly 500 institutions including colleges, police departments, companies and nonprofits - many of them Jewish - and accusing them of complicity in a range of "harms," including ethnic cleansing, colonialism and Zionism.
    The website's creators claim these institutions illustrate "some ways in which institutional support for the colonization of Palestine is structurally tied to policing and systemic white supremacy here where we live, and to US imperialist projects in other countries."
    It is hosted by the 1984 Hosting Co., of Reykjavik.
    "We deeply regret the apparent lackadaisical attitude of Icelandic officials toward this threat to the Jewish community and ask that your government take expeditious measures to prevent this website from being hosted in your country," Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL's CEO wrote in the letter.
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    ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt
    ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt
    ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt
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    The Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs didn't immediately comment Thursday. A request for comment was left with the 1984 Hosting Co.
    The company previously said it doesn't "host those who advocate violence, terror, suppression or hatred" but declined to address the Jewish community's concerns.
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