CAM’s global anti-Semitism report this week includes 46 new anti-Semitic incidents (65% far-right, 15% far-left, 18% Islamist, and 2% unidentifiable).
The distressing rise of incidents of Jew-hatred during Passover included a knife attack on an orthodox Jewish couple and their baby in Brooklyn and a death threat against a famous Romanian-Jewish actress.
In a brazen act of state-sponsored anti-Semitism, the Iran-backed Houthis expelled 13 of Yemen’s last remaining Jews. In Sweden, a far-right group is suspected of hanging bloodied dolls with a hateful Passover message outside of a synagogue. A trend in Holocaust distortion during the pandemic continued as vaccine passport debates are featuring comparisons to the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust.
Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of US Senators introduced a new bill to expand the Abraham Accords, with a focus on strengthening efforts to combat anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. As Greece took over the IHRA presidency this week, there were 6 IHRA adoptions including the Canadian province of News Brunswick, and the University of Tirana in Albania.