Watchdog group StopAntisemitism on Sunday named rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye, as the “2022 Antisemite of the Year.”

“Kanye West’s threats of violence, hateful conduct and hate speech all led him to winning this year’s title,” according to a video post by the group.

The video provides a rundown of West’s most infamous antisemitic comments over recent months, such as his remark to podcaster Alex Jones that “I see good things about Hitler.”

“Despite losing the vast majority of his fortune, being booted from social media and ostracized from his social circles, West continued spreading his antisemitism,” the video notes.

“The Antisemite of the Year classification is a culmination of a year’s work in exposing antisemites,” said StopAntisemitism Executive Director Liora Rez.

“This gives the public a chance to get involved to help create real-world consequences for these individuals who perpetrate hate and violence against one of the world’s most marginalized communities,” Rez added.

West was one of three finalists StopAntisemitism announced on Nov. 28. The other two were real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and white supremacist and Goyim Defense League leader Jon Minadeo II.

Hadid and his supermodel daughters Bella and Gigi have blamed the Jewish state for the plight of the Palestinians and called for the erasure of Israel using the antisemitic Palestinian rallying cry “From the river to the sea.”

Minadeo is known for hanging banners over the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. He hung one recently that read, “Kanye is right about the Jews.”

Thousands of Americans voted to choose the “worst anti-Jewish bigot,” selecting from StopAntisemitism’s “Antisemite of the Week” profiles from the past year, the group said.

The previous “winners” were Ben & Jerry’s executive Anuradha Mittal (2021), CUNY law student and Globalize the Intifada NYC leader Nerdeen Kiswani (2020) and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (2019).

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