In the past week, CAM covered 42 anti-Semitic incidents (48% far-right, 31% far-left, 14% Islamist, and 7% unidentifiable) around the world. Jewish communities experienced several examples of high-profile incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism.
A synagogue in Spokane, Washington and the AEPi Jewish Fraternity house at California Polytechnic State University were vandalized with swastikas. Pork products were deposited outside two synagogues in Switzerland and a new report shows COVID-19 conspiracies are fueling anti-Semitism in the UK. These stories are a bleak reminder that when anti-Semitic hate speech is left unaddressed, escalating incidents of vandalism and violence often follow.
Meanwhile, Israel’s Knesset presented a new plan to combat anti-Semitism on social media and urged social media platforms to enforce their hate speech polices across the board. CAM recorded 8 new IHRA definition adoptions this week, including in the cities of London and Manchester and four additional German sports clubs.
In this week’s newsletter, see the latest news stories, watch a story about a British Jewish student’s encounter with hate, and register for the 2021 CAM Annual Summit.