As the pandemic recedes, last year’s increase in online antisemitism has begun to have real-world consequences. In June, CAM tracked a total of 175 media reports of antisemitic incidents, a 31.6% drop from May’s sharp spike. Despite the overall decrease, the number of far-left antisemitic media reports rose 32.6%.
Meanwhile, with more attention on antisemitism, June saw a steady rise in national, regional, and municipal government entities taking the important step of adopting the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, with five IHRA adoptions by government entities and one by a university.
This week, a Jewish cemetery in Baltimore was vandalized with Nazi graffiti. Jews across London were threatened with violence and verbally harassed in the streets.
Sadly – political leaders worldwide expressed dangerous antisemitic rhetoric. Belarus’ president said that the Jews caused the world ‘to kneel’ before them, and a leading Chilean presidential candidate also faces accusations of Jew-hatred. A far-right Bulgarian political candidate denied the Holocaust and a local UK Labour party leader outrageously accused “some Jewish people” of failing to learn the lessons of the Holocaust. Such rhetoric has no place in civilized societies.
With Jew-hatred spreading across all layers of society, we can not remain silent. CAM is proud to co-sponsor No: Fear: A Rally In Solidarity With The Jewish People in Washington, D.C., this Sunday July 11th. Join us to stand in solidarity with a diverse coalition of Jews and allies from across the political and denominational spectra to loudly reject antisemitic hate.