Jew Watch

Jew Watch
Type of site
Antisemitic website[1]
Available in English
Owner Frank Weltner
Alexa rank Increase 464,225 (June 2015)[2]
Current status Active

Jew Watch is an antisemitic[1] website that promotes Holocaust denial[3] and makes many negative claims about Jews, which include allegations of a conspiracy that Jews control the media and banking industries,[4] as well as accusations of Jewish involvement in terrorist groups. The site contains a large amount of propaganda, according to Sam Varghese of The Age, similar to that used in Nazi Germany.[5] It is widely considered a hate site.[1] Jew Watch has received support from Stormfront, a white nationalist and neo-Nazi site.[6] The site describes itself as a "not-for-profit library for private study, scholarship, or research [that keeps] a close watch on Jewish Communities and organizations worldwide".[7]

The site received media attention in April 2004 when it emerged as the first result in a Google search for the word "Jew" and a petition was started to get the site removed from Google search results.[8][9] A scandal in 2006 involved solicitations for donations to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina being redirected to Jew Watch.[10]


Established in 1998,[11] the website is owned and maintained by librarian Frank Weltner, a member of the National Alliance, a white nationalist and white separatist organization.[12][13][14]


Jew Watch features a collection of writings, articles, videos, and links, organized in the form of a Web directory. The material is organized under topic headings such as Jewish Controlled Press, Jewish Entertainment, Jewish Banking & Financial Manipulations, Jewish-Zionist-Soviet Anti-American Spies, Jewish Communist Rulers & Killers, Jewish Terrorists, Zionist Occupied Governments -- Z.O.G., Jewish Communists, Jewish Atrocities, and so on.

Jew Watch claims that Jews control the world's financial systems and media.[15][16] It also claims that the "All Anti-Christian Jewish Red Commissars" killed 100 million Christians in Russia from 1917-1945 under the orders of "Trotsky, the Jewish Commissar of Commissars".[17] It also makes the suggestion that global Jewry is the driving force behind both global capitalism and communism.[18] The site links to others which speculate that Jews have committed or are planning genocide against the Palestinian people;[19] the site also promotes Holocaust denial, maintaining that the Holocaust either never happened or was greatly exaggerated.[20]


Google Search results

The website's increasing publicity resulted in many news sources, weblogs, and general information sites to link to Jew Watch, which created a Google bomb that led to Jew Watch being the first search result for the term "Jew." In May 2004, Steven Weinstock launched an online petition on to remove Jew Watch from Google. By mid-2004 the site had collected over 125,000 signatures.[8][9]

In response to complaints, including one from the ADL, Google added an explanation to searches for the site. They said their results are automatically ranked by computer algorithms, and that they do not approve of any of the results.[21]

In December 2004, OSCE's Sandy Starr addressed the issues of freedom of speech:

When it transpired that the anti-Semitic website Jew Watch ranked highest in the search engine Google’s results for the search term “Jew”, a Remove Jew Watch campaign was established, to demand that Google remove the offending website from its listings. Fortunately for the principle of free speech, Google did not capitulate to this particular demand... Forced to act on its own initiative, Remove Jew Watch successfully used Googlebombing... Better still would have been either a proper contest of ideas between Jew Watch and Remove Jew Watch, or alternatively a decision that Jew Watch was beneath contempt and should simply be ignored. Not every crank and extremist warrants attention, even if they do occasionally manage to spoof search engine rankings.[22]

Jew Watch continues to appear on the first pages of Google Search results for the term "Jew."[23]

Hurricane Katrina solicitations

St. Louis City Circuit Judge Julian L. Bush permanently barred Frank Weltner and his site from soliciting funds in Missouri for charitable purposes after it was revealed by State Attorney General Jay Nixon that Frank Weltner had set up multiple websites soliciting funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina and then redirected those wishing to donate to his site that collected money for Jew Watch.[10] A press release from the Attorney General said:

Anyone who takes advantage of the generosity and compassion of his fellow citizens in an attempt to fund his hate-filled Web site should never again be in the position to solicit charitable funds from well-meaning Missourians.[24]

See also



  1. 1 2 3 Antisemitic and hate site:
  2. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  3. Levy, Steven. "Google: Watch Out For 'Watch'", Newsweek, 26 April 2004, accessed 23 November 2010. (subscription required)
  4. Elkin-Koren, Niva; Salzberger, Eli M. (2004). Law, Economics and Cyberspace: The Effects of Cyberspace on the Economic Analysis of Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 72.
  5. Varghese, Sam. "Online petition launched against anti-Semitic site", The Age, 7 April 2004, accessed 23 November 2010.
  6. "Daily Digest", San Francisco Chronicle, 27 April 2004, accessed 23 November 2010.
  7. Anderson, Jack; Cohn, Douglas. "Hate groups discover the Internet", The Hour, 24 October 2000, p. 134.
  8. 1 2 Brandon, John. "Dropping the bomb on Google", Wired, 11 May 2004, accessed 23 November 2010. Archived 2010-11-23 at WebCite 22 November 2010.
  9. 1 2 "", WhyNot Media, accessed 23 November 2010. Archived 2010-11-23 at WebCite 23 November 2010.
  10. 1 2 Missouri Sues To Stop Phony Katrina Relief Sites ConsumerAffairs. September 13, 2005
  11. Finkelstein, Seth. "Frank Weltner (JewWatchCom) replies",, 4 June 2004, accessed 23 November 2010.
  12. "Radical Radio. Neo-Nazi broadcasting from St. Louis AM station". Southern Poverty Law Center, Fall 2004. Retrieved 2006-08-08.
  13. "Jewish History - Frank Weltner - Personal Statement". Jew Watch. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
  14. Perlmutter, Dawn (Fall 2001 – Winter 2002). "Skandalon 2001: The Religious Practices of Modern Satanists and Terrorists". Anthropoetics. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA. 7 (2): 1–26. ISSN 1083-7264. OCLC 32874935. Retrieved 2008-07-30. "[O]ne example is a white supremacist web site called Jew Watch"
  15. Weltner, Frank. "Jew Watch - Jewish Banking and Financial Manipulations". Jew Watch. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  16. Frank, Weltner. "The Jews Who Rule Media". Jew Watch. Retrieved 20 December 2014. Jews Do Rule the Media. This means they can control what we hear, see, think, and largely believe.
  17. "Jewish Occupied Governments - USSR - Jews and Communism". Jew Watch. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
  18. "Jewish Controlled Press - Reports by Historical Sources". Jew Watch. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
  19. "Jewish Genocidal Murders of Others - Palestinian". Jew Watch. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
  20. "Jewish Holocaust - Media Lies - Frauds - Hoaxes". JewWatch. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
  21. Daniels, Jessie (2009). Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights, Rowman & Littlefield, p. 170.
  22. Starr, Sandy. "Hate speech on the Internet", p. 140, accessed 18 August 2011, in "The Media Freedom Internet Cookbook", Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, 16 December 2004.
  23. "Anti-Semitism in information era". YnetNews. 8 April 2013.
  24. "Nixon obtains permanent injunction against operator who deceptively solicited Katrina donations". Attorney General, 2006. Retrieved 2007-02-21.

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