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Through July, CAM Tracks Daily Average of 5.6 Antisemitic Incidents in 2022

August 9, 2022

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) Information Hub tracked a total of 160 antisemitic incidents reported in the media worldwide in July 2022, marking a daily average of 5.2 incidents.

CAM’s Monthly Antisemitism Report classifies incidents of Jew-hatred (including physical assault, verbal harassment, vandalism, and hate speech) by the ideologies of the perpetrators.

Overall, CAM has tracked 1,186 antisemitic incidents in the media in the first seven months of 2022, an average of 5.6 incidents per day, compared to 1,228 incidents during the same period in 2021 — a 3.4% decrease. In all of 2021, CAM tracked an average of 6.1 antisemitic incidents reported in the media daily.

Of July 2022’s incidents, 61.9% (99) had far-right motives (compared to 44.2% of 2021’s total), while 11.3% (16) had Islamist motives (compared to 19.1% of 2021’s total), and 6.9% (11) had far-left motives (compared to 19.1% of 2021’s total). The remainder — 20.0% (32) — had unidentifiable motives (compared to 17.7 % of 2021’s total).

Also in July, CAM monitored 11 physical threats against Jews, as well as 85 incidents of antisemitic vandalism.

 

In late July, antisemitic comments made by United Nations official Miloon Kothari about the “Jewish lobby” drew global condemnation. Kothari — one of three members of the UN’s “Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel” — also questioned why the Jewish state was “even a member of the UN.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights officially launched an investigation into allegations that administrators at the University of Southern California did not adequately address claims of antisemitism targeting a Jewish student leader, Rose Ritch, who resigned from her role as Undergraduate Student Government (USG) vice president in 2020 after she faced a campaign of targeted harassment by anti-Israel activists over her religious identity and Zionist beliefs.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Latin American Forum for Combating Antisemitism brought together top government officials, antisemitism experts, and Jewish community leaders to discuss contemporary manifestations of Jew-hatred in the Latin America region and effective
measures to counter the phenomenon.

There were seven new adoptions of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in July — by Bosnia and Herzegovina; the Australian state of South Australia; Lufthansa Airlines, Germany; Boca Juniors Futbol Club, Argentina: River Plate Futbol Club, Argentina; Christian Alliance of Evangelical Churches, Argentina; and Anne Frank Trust, United Kingdom.

The full monthly report can be viewed here.

For more information on CAM’s antisemitism incidents data, which is collected on a weekly basis, visit: combatantisemitism.org/newsletters