A machete-wielding man menaced passersby outside a Jewish school in Lakewood, New Jersey, and Jews were verbally harassed on the street by a group of juveniles in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Police are investigating a hit-and-run in Brooklyn, New York as a possible hate crime, after a driver accelerated into a Jewish man in a crosswalk. In Shreveport, Louisiana, an antisemitic banner reading “Jews Own & Control All Media” was hung from an Interstate 20 overpass.
In Ermreuth, Germany, a vandal smashed the window of a synagogue and tried to start a fire. While in London, England, a man asked a woman “Are you Jewish?” and attempted to punch her, and a robbery suspect reportedly yelled “Jews don’t give me a job, I have a gun” before holding up a nearby shop.
In Thessaloniki, Greece, a second Holocaust memorial in as many weeks, was defaced with Nazi symbols, and a shuttle driver at the Orcières-Merlette ski resort in the French Alps was arrested after threatening to attack and kill Israeli tourists.
A new study found that TikTok users are exposed to Nazi content after just 75 minutes on the app, even without seeking it out. A group of French intellectuals are defending prominent Jewish historian Benjamin Stora, who was the target of an antisemitic diatribe in an Algerian government-backed newspaper.
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates is adding Holocaust studies to its national school curricula, and U.S. Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff is meeting with leaders of the U.S. House Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Antisemitism, ahead of travel to Germany and Poland later this month for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 35 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 21 (60.0%) from the far-right, 0 (0.0%) from the far-left, 5 (14.3%) with Islamist motivations, and 9 (25.7%) unidentifiable in nature.