The United States Senate unanimously confirmed Dr. Deborah Lipstadt as the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, with the rank of ambassador. CAM CEO Sacha Roytman Dratwa welcomed the confirmation, saying “Dr. Lipstadt is the right envoy at the right time in an era of heightened and worryingly growing antisemitism in the U.S. and across the globe.”
The White House has requested $360 million for the Non-Profit Security Grant Program, a steep increase in proposed funding advocated for by American Jewish groups.
A tragic series of terrorist attacks continued in Israel which saw seven more Israelis murdered in Hadera and Bnei Brak. These attacks, motivated by a deeply religious antisemitism, indiscriminately targeted civilians, resulting in the deaths of seven Israeli Jews, two Ukrainians, and two brave Israeli Arab and Druze police officers.
At least eighteen American Jewish community centers and synagogues received bomb threats in the past month, with latest being on Staten Island. A woman dressed in black and wearing a Nazi armband made antisemitic threats to upset passersby in southern California.
A Jewish woman at the University of Connecticut was expelled from her campus A Capella group after receiving antisemitic harassment for cleaning up flyers demonizing Israel on campus. At Yeshiva University, the NYPD is investigating two incidents of assault and harassment of students.
A man was arrested for pelting Jewish worshippers with eggs outside of London synagogues, and a Jewish man in the Netherlands described being regularly harassed and assaulted by an antisemitic gang that shouts profanities such as ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas,’ ‘cancer Jew.’”
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 39 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 17 (43.6%) from the far-right, 10 (25.6%) from the far-left, 3 (7.7%) with Islamist motivations, and 9 (23.1%) unidentifiable in nature.