The Canadian government is set to outlaw Holocaust denial in a measure with backing from the both the governing coalition and the opposition Conservative Party. Legislators in the State House of the U.S. State of Tennessee passed a measure to combat antisemitism in schools on the basis of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism. The legislation now moves to the State Senate.
Amid a 92% increase in antisemitic hate crimes in New York City, an orthodox Jewish man in New Jersey was stabbed by a car-jacker shouting antisemitic invective. Two other Jewish men were hit by the attacker’s stolen vehicle. Hate crimes charges were filed against a Chicago woman, claiming Palestinian ancestry, who accosted a bartender for wearing a Star of David necklace, telling him she hates Jews.
The Guardian news outlet corrected a headline about last week’s terror attack in Israel that read “Israeli forces kill Palestinian after Tel Aviv Shooting Attack Leaves Two Dead,” implying Israel was at fault.
In Germany, a Neo-Nazi was charged with plotting to start a violent race war, and a Belgian car shop owner announced publicly that he will no longer serve local Jews because of alleged policies of the State of Israel on Ukraine.
The Prime Minister of Peru drew rebuke for praising the economic policies of Adolf Hitler, and Joseph’s Tomb – a Jewish holy site – was vandalized and set ablaze by rioters.
On campus, CAM is calling on the New York University School of Law to take disciplinary measures against a group of students who signed a statement justifying terrorism and legitimizing the murder of Israelis while employing antisemitic conspiracy theories about Jewish-controlled media and politicians.
During a university funded-program at Arizona State, Palestinian activist Mohammed El-Kurd threatened to shoot hecklers who disagreed with him, before claiming that Jews control the media. Meanwhile, a BDS referendum failed at Princeton University.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 37 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 11 (29.7%) from the far-right, 7 (18.9%) from the far-left, 8 (21.6%) with Islamist motivations, and 11 (29.7%) unidentifiable in nature.