CAM monitored a 50% increase in antisemitic incidents this week. Two teenagers in Florida were arrested for property damage and painting the word “Jew” across the driveway of a local Chabad center. A JCC in Tucson, Arizona received a bomb threat, and a wood plank was thrown through the window of a London synagogue. Further, four different Holocaust memorials were vandalized in Germany.
The New York Police Hate Crimes Unit is investigating two antisemitic assaults, and a swastika vandalism on a Jewish school bus. An 89-year-old Jewish woman was also kicked to the ground in Brooklyn, and a 76-year-old man was attacked outside a Baltimore synagogue.
A Chicago man yelled “all of you should be killed” at a group of Jewish students, and a federal complaint was filed on behalf of two Brooklyn College students, who allegedly faced a hostile environment as Jews. A Jewish mother Tennessee says her child was taught “how to torture a Jew” in a public school Bible class.
Muslims groups in Indonesia are demanding the closure of the country’s first ever Holocaust exhibition, and the Islamic Republic of Iran unveiled a new ballistic missile that it named “Khaybar buster,” referring to a Jewish oasis in the Arabian Peninsula that was conquered by Muslim warriors in the 7th century.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 75 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 42 (56.0%) from the far-right, 10 (13.3%) from the far-left, 5 (6.7%) with Islamist motivations, and 18 (24.0%) unidentifiable in nature.