Another tragedy unfolded in Israel, as a wave of terrorism targeting civilians continued with a shooting attack in central Tel Aviv that left three dead and more than a dozen seriously injured.
Amid this wave of terror, reminiscent of the second intifada, a European Parliament committee passed a motion condemning the Palestinian Authority for issuing textbooks that contain violent and hateful materials using EU funding.
A Palestinian-British BBC contributor praised the recent terrorist attack in Hadera, Israel. While in New York City, pro-Palestinian activists demonstrated outside the office of a Jewish organization, while calling to “globalize the intifada,” and yelling that mainstream Jewish organizations are “legitimate target[s] because [they] support the Zionist entity.”
Two shocking antisemitic attacks took place in New York City that saw a group of six teenage Jewish boys being threatened by another group with a sword, a knife, and a crowbar. In Brooklyn, a young orthodox Jewish man was viciously beaten in an antisemitic gang assault. In Ohio, a security guard at a Jewish school was arrested after threatening to shoot up the school’s playground, in a social media post in which he posed with a gun.
Two Holocaust memorials in Lithuania were smeared with antisemitic and pro-Russian vandalism, and election signs for Josh Frydenburg, the Treasurer of Australia, were vandalized with swastikas and ‘Hitler-mustaches.”
Meanwhile, the parliament of the State of Berlin in Germany approved a new plan to combat antisemitism and anti-Zionism. In the UK, a new antisemitism taskforce is being created in parliament, and the city council of Washington, D.C. approved a resolution condemning antisemitism and endorsing the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 42 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 23 (54.8%) from the far-right, 2 (4.8%) from the far-left, 10 (23.8%) with Islamist motivations, and 7 (16.7%) unidentifiable in nature.