Two young Jewish men in Brooklyn were violently assaulted in an anti-Zionist attack for wearing a sweatshirt with the Israel Defense Forces logo. Police are searching for the perpetrator who also called the victims “dirty Jews.” Pro-Palestine social media users reacted by celebrating the attack.
Across the Atlantic, a Jewish man was also attacked in London by an Arabic-speaking assailant who said he wanted to “find a Jew to kill”. In South America, a joint operation between Brazilian and American authorities thwarted Neo-Nazi new year’s eve attacks on Jewish and Black Brazilians.
In sport, fans of Belgian Soccer club Brugge shouted antisemitic slurs including, “All Jews are homosexuals,” and a West Ham United fan in London verbally assaulted a Jewish woman, shouting “f*** the Jews.” On campus, the Brown University Graduate Labor Union passed a resolution in support of the antisemitic BDS movement.
Antisemitic vandalism by the Goyim Defense League appeared again this week in two California towns and one in Missouri. Synagogues were vandalized in Tucson, Arizona and Sighisoara, Romania. For the second week in a row, vandals painted graffiti equating Jews with Nazis in a Jewish neighborhood in Brussels.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 34 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 18 (52.9%) from the far-right, 4 (11.8%) from the far-left, 7 (20.6%) with Islamist motivations, and 5 (14.7%) unidentifiable in nature.