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Through October, CAM Tracks Daily Average of 5.3 Antisemitic Incidents in 2022

November 7, 2022

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) Information Hub tracked a total of 139 antisemitic incidents reported in the media worldwide in October 2022, marking a daily average of 4.5 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 1,615 antisemitic incidents in the media in the first ten months of 2022, an average of 5.3 incidents per day, compared to 1,724 incidents during the same period in 2021 — a 6.3% decrease. In all of 2021, CAM tracked an average of 6.1 antisemitic incidents reported in the media daily.

Of October 2022’s incidents, 61.9 (86) had far-right motives (compared to 44.2% of 2021’s total), while 15.8% (22) had far-left motives (compared to 19.1% of 2021’s total) and 7.9% (11) had Islamist motives (compared to 19.1% of 2021’s total). The remainder — 14.5% (20) — had unidentifiable motives (compared to 17.7 % of 2021’s total).

Also in October, CAM monitored seven physical threats against Jews, as well as 60 incidents of antisemitic vandalism.

 

A new comprehensive data report published by the CAM Antisemitism Research Center detailed 214 public manifestations of trivialization of the Holocaust — or the purposeful obfuscation of the distinctive nature and scope of the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people during World War II — between July 2021-July 2022.

The CAM Antisemitism Research Center also detected and monitored an uptick in antisemitic incidents across Australia since August.

Meanwhile, Israeli President Isaac Herzog lamented the rise of antisemitism at a meeting with the CAM Advisory Board in Jerusalem in late October.

“We need collaborations to combat antisemitism, and I commend the work CAM does and hope it goes from strength to strength,” President Herzog told the delegation, led by new Chair Natan Sharansky. “It is a just cause and saves lives.”

There was five new adoptions of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in October — by Wichita, Kansas; Bellevue, Washington; Manhattan Beach, California; Estudiantes de La Plata Football Club (Argentina); and Province of Manitoba, Canada.

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