New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a package of bills to “honor and support Holocaust survivors in educational, cultural, and financial institutions.” The new laws will “help ensure schools are providing high-quality Holocaust education” and “require museums to acknowledge art stolen by the Nazi regime.”
Municipal leaders in Tampa, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee condemned recent acts of antisemitism, and the Australian state of New South Wales officially banned public displays of the Nazi swastika.
A man set fire to a mattress at the entrance of a synagogue in Bremerhaven, Germany, a Jewish memorial in Freiburg, Germany was vandalized with pro-Hitler graffiti, and a German court sentenced two minors for a violent attack on a Jewish man during a pro-Israel vigil last year.
A court in Paris suspended the deportation of a Moroccan imam accused of posing a threat to society by promoting antisemitism and sexism. In July, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin issued an expulsion order to Imam Hassan Iquioussen, for inciting hate, discrimination, and violence, notably against the Jewish community.
Princess Hend bint Faisal Al-Qasimi, an Emirati royal, compared the Holocaust to the deaths of Muslims in various wars, claiming Jews leveraged the Nazi genocide for sympathy and victimhood. The royal also promoted the antisemitic myth that Jews control global affairs in her criticism of Israeli actions in Gaza.
In London, a spree of vandalism targeting Jewish shops continued, and two Jewish women were assaulted by another woman who used a rod as a weapon.
A New York City subway rider was choked by a stranger who shouted antisemitic invective, and the judge who signed and FBI warrant for Mar-A-Lago has been receiving violent antisemitic threats.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 38 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 21 (55.3%) from the far-right, 2 (5.3%) from the far-left, 6 (15.8%) with Islamist motivations, and 9 (23.7%) unidentifiable in nature.