The U.K. government took a step towards banning the antisemitic BDS Movement. In the U.S., the Governor of Massachusetts adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, as did the State House in Kansas by unanimous bipartisan consent. Through the work of Kansas-based volunteer Marjorie Robinow, CAM played an important role in advocating for the resolution.
Germany’s Interior Ministry released a report showing a 30% increase in attacks targeting Jews in 2021, noting that nearly half of the incidents occurred during the conflict between Israel and Hamas. The Interior Ministry also condemned as antisemitic two Pro-Palestinian demonstrations that took place this week in Berlin.
Fireworks were thrown at a group of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, New York, and antisemitic flyers were distributed in Colleyville, Texas – the site of the recent synagogue hostage situation.
In a growing campaign by the Goyim Defense League (GDL), antisemitic flyers accusing Jews of controlling the Biden administration and orchestrating the pandemic were found in dozens of more municipalities in at least ten US states including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia.
On campus: At Indiana University, an antisemitic tirade posted on a Greek life website accused men in Jewish fraternities of being “east coast Jews” with an appetite for “money, greed, and sexually assaulting women,” continuing, “Their families are in positions of power therefore they get away with everything…Get them off our campus.”
At the University of South Florida a Jewish fraternity student had a swastika drawn on his body without his consent, and a Princeton University pro-Palestine group picketed outside the Center for Jewish Life. A Jewish Toronto public school teacher and second generation Holocaust survivor, was surrounded by students who gave her Nazi salutes.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 56 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 38 (67.9%) from the far-right, 7 (12.5%) from the far-left, 3 (5.3%) with Islamist motivations, and 8 (14.3%) unidentifiable in nature.