RONI MEVORACH contemplates her Jewish identity and her experiences of anti-Semitism in response to Wiley’s recent tweets.   On 24th July, 41-year-old grime artist Wiley shared an onslaught of anti-Semitic tweets in which he used various age-old tropes, such as control over wealth, to target Jewish people. He called them ‘cowards’ and ‘snakes’, and even tried to link them with the Ku Klux Klan. Wiley has around 500,000 followers on Twitter – for context, there are only 300,000 Jewish people in the UK. After much public outrage, Twitter permanently deleted his account five days later, on 29th July.  I have spent most of my teen years detaching myself from my Jewishness, so when I scrolled through tweet upon tweet of Wiley’s anti-Semitic rage, why did I feel so attacked? I have always been adamant that I am not Jewish. While being Israeli is not something I can change about myself, Judaism…Continue Reading

In the Wake of Wiley