Sweden, the current chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), appointed an official to examine obstacles to Jewish life and propose ways to strengthen it in the country.
During a U.N. Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) briefing on antisemitism, the European Commission’s antisemitism envoy, Katarina von Schnurbein, presented the bloc’s strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life to member states and NGOs, including the Combat Antisemitism Movement.
British Columbia became the latest Canadian province to endorse the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, the same week a local imam gave a sermon praying for the annihilation of “criminal, plundering Jews.”
In Quebec, Canadian police carried out raids against members of the antisemitic Atomwaffen Division, a neo-Nazi terror group. In Toronto, a Jewish Canadian MP described with horror how visibly Jewish parents at her daughter’s graduation were harassed by young people shouting, ‘stop killing Palestinians.’
Swastika vandalism was found inside a synagogue in New York’s Rockland county, and publicly antisemitic Neo-Nazi gatherings were observed in Switzerland and Australia. At least four antisemitic assaults were recorded in London, including a gang attack on Jewish children, and a brick thrown from a window at a Jewish family.
Politicians in Spain’s Catalan region accused Israel of the apartheid libel, and the opening of the prestigious “documenta fifteen” art show in Germany featured groups that support the boycott of Israel. One of the exhibit’s works shows a pig wearing a helmet emblazoned with the word “Mossad,” alongside a man depicted with sidelocks, fangs, and bloodshot eyes, while wearing a black hat with the SS insignia.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 29 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 12 (41.4%) from the far-right, 6 (20.7%) from the far-left, 4 (13.8%) with Islamist motivations, and 7 (24.1%) unidentifiable in nature.