Ten Most Shocking Antisemitism Incidents of November 2022
The CAM Antisemitism Research Center collects comprehensive antisemitism data from around the world on a constant basis, and publishes a regular feature on the top ten antisemitic incidents that shook Jewish communities globally during the preceding month.
The ten most shocking antisemitic incidents of November 2022 are as follows:
The arrested men were identified as Christopher Brown, 21, of Aquebogue, New York, and Matthew Mahrer, 22, of Manhattan.
Brown — who allegedly tweeted, “Gonna ask a priest if I should become a husband or shoot up a synagogue and die” — was indicted for making a terroristic threat, aggravated harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon, and Mahrer was charged of criminal possession of a weapon.
At Penn Station last night, MTA police officers caught two men who were wanted in connection with threats to the Jewish community.
We are thankful for the quick work of the two officers and the successful collaboration between our City, State and federal partners. pic.twitter.com/MCCeikSS7l
— MTA (@MTA) November 19, 2022
Four bullet holes were discovered at the rabbi’s residence next to the Old Synagogue in Essen, Germany, on Nov. 18, prompting a large-scale police response and investigation.
No one was injured in the incident.
U.S. rapper Kanye West praised Nazi leader Adolf Hitler during an interview alongside Holocaust-denier Nick Fuentes with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
West — who was dropped by leading companies such as Adidas and Balenciaga following a spate of antisemitic rants — repeatedly commended Hitler during his Infowars appearance.
Alex Jones goes to a commercial break while being heckled by Ye.
“I like Hitler,” Ye says. pic.twitter.com/Z3WGEtWQVy
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) December 2, 2022
A Polish opposition lawmaker, Senator Krzysztof Brejza, tweeted a photo from a far-right march in Warsaw of participants carrying a banner with the “Black Sun” symbol of Nazi Germany’s SS guards. Brejza noted that police did not intervene.
„Czarne słońce” Himmlera (SS). Na ulicach Warszawy, którą na śmierć zatłukł jego podwładny – SS Obergruppenfuhrer Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski. Rzeźnik Warszawy.
Widzą to setki ludzi, nikt nie reaguje. Nikogo to nie razi.
Świat staje na głowie.#SwastykaToNieSymbolSzczęścia pic.twitter.com/jH7MSbjXQS
— Krzysztof Brejza (@KrzysztofBrejza) November 12, 2022
Khristoff Gordon, 29, was arrested and charged with assault and mischief after a hate crime investigation into an incident in which 70-year-old Jewish man Alan Cohen was violently attacked.
Alan Cohen was walking back to his car near Dufferin & Finch last Wednesday afternoon when he was assaulted by a masked man who grabbed his kippah, threw it to the ground and began stomping on it before making derogatory slurs about his religion. “This kippah. This is who I am” pic.twitter.com/ELdES3jmwm
— Catherine McDonald (@cmcdonaldglobal) October 31, 2022
According to the antisemitism reporting office of the Vienna Jewish Community (IKG), an antisemitic attack occurred at around 8 a.m. on November 3 at the Donaumarina U-Bahn station.
Unknown perpetrators attacked a Jewish schoolboy wearing a yarmulke at the station. The alleged perpetrators have inflicted a blow on the back of the student’s head. The blow was so strong that the victim was stunned. The alleged perpetrators also laughed at the student.
Two Jewish day schools in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and Austin, Texas were evacuated in mid-November after bomb threats were made to the institutions.
No explosive devices were found, and it is not believed the incidents were directly connected.
An antisemitic “hate crimes pandemic” has broken out in the Stamford Hill and Hackney sections of London, according to information released by the area’s Jewish community watch group, Shomrim.
“The racism pandemic continues,” the group tweeted, reporting on an incident — one of eight in a span of just a few days — in which a Jewish resident of Stamford Hill was attacked by an assailant yelling, “You Jews, you think you run the world.”
The racism pandemic continues‼️
Prolific #Racist male assaulted Jewish victim shouting “You Jews, you think you own the world”
— Shomrim (Stamford Hill) (@Shomrim) November 1, 2022
The University of Michigan Police Department is investigating a reported assault on campus.
Police say the incident happened at about 2:20 p.m. on Nov. 10 on the university’s North Campus near Baits Field. A student was walking when a man going in the opposite direction allegedly grabbed the student and made an antisemitic comment, according to police.
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