This week, a string of successive antisemitic attacks continued in New York City. Mayor Eric Adams promised to crack down on these incidents saying, “Make no mistake, an attack on our Jewish community is an attack on every New Yorker…We won’t let this vicious hatred go unanswered.”
In Flatbush, Brooklyn, A 22-year-old Jewish man was punched in the face by a perpetrator who then chased a Jewish teenager. Separately, a Chasidic Jewish man was attacked in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and a Manhattan crossing guard was fired after threatening a Jewish family. Graffiti reading “F**K Jews” was spray-painted on a dental office in Queens, and an Israeli-owned restaurant in Manhattan.
Also in the U.S., Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed that Israel puts Palestinian children in cages in the West Bank, and a New Hampshire man was arrested for calling in threats to a local synagogue with voicemails saying “stop killing Muslims and Christians,” “apartheid free Palestine,” and “Shame on Israel. Israel terrorists, assassin.”
Thousands of far-right antisemitic flyers were leafleted this week in several locations in Texas, Oregon, Washington, Florida, and California.
Police are investigating an assault on a Jewish man in London, and Dutch universities ordered staff to disclose ties with Jewish and Israeli groups at the request of a pro-Palestinian organization, before pausing the investigation.
U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen called for action after a swastika was found inside a secure area of the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, and a Bulgarian lawmaker gave a Nazi salute during a debate inside the European Parliament.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 49 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 26 (53.1%) from the far-right, 11 (22.4%) from the far-left, 3 (6.1%) with Islamist motivations, and 9 (18.4%) unidentifiable in nature.