ADL slams Iceland over website mapping and threatening Boston Jewish institutions

A US Jewish advocacy group is calling on Iceland’s government to take action against a widely denounced pro-Palestinian website seeking to “dismantle” various Boston-area Jewish institutions, a website that is being hosted by an Icelandic internet company.

The Anti-Defamation League, in a letter to Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, says it has already voiced its concerns about the “Mapping Project” to Iceland’s ambassador to the US and its national police, but hasn’t received a “substantive response.”

The website features an interactive map of Massachusetts listing nearly 500 institutions — many of them Jewish — and accusing them of complicity in a range of “harms,” including ethnic cleansing, colonialism and Zionism.

It is hosted by the 1984 Hosting Co., of Reykjavík.

“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, writes in the letter.

The Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs doesn’t immediately comment. A request for comment has been left with the 1984 Hosting Co.

The company has previously said it doesn’t “host those who advocate violence, terror, suppression or hatred” but has declined to address the Jewish community’s concerns.

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