CAM’s global anti-Semitism report this week includes 27 new anti-Semitic incidents (59% far-right, 19% far-left, 11% Islamist, and 11% unidentifiable).
An imam in Miami referred to Jews as the “descendants of pigs and apes,” in a sermon slamming the Abraham Accords. In Massachusetts, a high school football coach was fired after his team used “Auschwitz” and other anti-Semitic terms as play calls.
Europe experienced two physical anti-Semitic attacks. In London a pregnant Jewish woman walking down the street was randomly punched and suffocated by a man. In Rome, a food delivery driver stabbed another man who protested his anti-Semitic rant. In Brazil, a prominent politician promoted the medieval blood libel that Jews ritually sacrifice children.
With a focus on education, Greece will take over the presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) next week. Despite recent anti-Semitic attacks, the cities of Montreal and Strasbourg rejected motions to adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism – becoming the first cities in Canada and Europe to do so. Meanwhile, there were 5 IHRA definition adoptions this week, including the Italian city of Siena.