This week, a fire was set outside a historic synagogue in Portland, Oregon, along with yellow graffiti reading Die Juden. Neo-Nazi flyers were also found outside a synagogue in Australia’s Gold Coast, and teenagers in Hungary urinated on a synagogue after shouting Sieg Heil.
Meanwhile, the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, threatened “the violation of thousands of synagogues all across the world.”
A Holocaust memorial in Lithuania was again vandalized with the pro-Kremlin symbol, the letter Z, as was a synagogue in Belarus. At the same time, Russia’s Foreign Minister outrageously claimed that “Hitler had Jewish blood”, adding that “some of the worst antisemites are Jews.” The Russian Foreign Ministry doubled down saying, Israel supports the “neo-Nazi regime” in Ukraine, and cited alleged “examples of cooperation between Jews and the Nazis.”
An outpouring of condemnations came from leaders in the United States, Israel, Ukraine, Germany, Latvia, and elsewhere.
In London, reports have emerged of three separate assaults on Jewish children, and a Orthodox Jewish man in Antwerp overpowered and tackled an attacker.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 46 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 19 (41.3%) from the far-right, 7 (15.2%) from the far-left, 9 (19.6%) with Islamist motivations, and 11 (23.9%) unidentifiable in nature.