This week, the number of antisemitic incidents worldwide continued to drop from last month’s sharp spike, yet Jewish communities remain under threat, with Jews still being attacked across the globe over their religious identities.
In Los Angeles, California, a young Jewish boy playing with friends on a street was punched by an adult passerby. In London, England, a kippah-wearing man was verbally accosted by members of a pro-Palestinian vehicle convoy. In Frankfurt, Germany, a Torah ark in the Jewish prayer room at the city’s international airport was daubed with a swastika. In Montreal, Canada, a kosher restaurant was badly vandalized in what police are investigating as a potential hate crime. And in southern France, two Jewish communities are on edge after receiving menacing letters threatening violence.
Meanwhile, Jewish employees at Stanford University have filed a workplace discrimination complaint over alleged antisemitic harassment. The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution condemning the recent rise of antisemitism targeting American Jews. And in Texas, a bipartisan bill adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism was signed into law by the governor.