On New Year’s Eve, the words “Vax the Jews” were projected on the side of a building in downtown Orlando, Florida, prompting the city’s mayor to express solidarity with the local Jewish community.
The same night, a knife-wielding assailant attacked three police officers near Times Square in New York City and cited U.S. support for Israel as a motive.
Meanwhile, in London, England, a Jewish man was stabbed while taking a walk with his infant son in the Stamford Hill neighborhood. In Amman, Jordan, a parliament member referred to Jews as the “sons of monkeys and pigs,” and said that Jordanians would become “suicide bombers” for the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry was renamed to emphasize its mission of combating antisemitism worldwide, and a new study found that the Jewish state was targeted by the UN General Assembly in 2022 more times than all other countries combined.
Lithuania’s parliament passed a law allocating nearly $40 million for Holocaust survivors and their heirs, while back in the U.S., 24-year-old Holocaust denier and Kanye West ally Nick Fuentes claimed that more than 1,000 young people signed-up for the “Students for Ye” Telegram group.
The first-ever report released by the Kentucky Jewish Council detailed 30 antisemitic incidents that occurred in the state over the past year.
New data showed that Hasidic and Orthodox Jews have been the victims of the vast majority of antisemitic hate crimes in New York City. According to the report, 65% of perpetrators were Black, 16% Asian, 10% Hispanic and 3% were White.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 26 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 16 (61.5%) from the far-right, 2 (7.7%) from the far-left, 2 (7.7%) with Islamist motivations, and 6 (23.1%) unidentifiable in nature.