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December 4, 2020

DEAD PIG FOUND OUTSIDE RABBI’S DOOR IN NEW JERSEY TOWNSHIP
22% OF HATE CRIMES IN EUROPE IN 2019 WERE AGAINST JEWS
AUSSIE STUDENT DRESSES AS CONCENTRATION CAMP INMATE
GERMAN POLICE RAID NEO-NAZI PARAMILITARY GROUP
TWO WOMEN’S STRUGGLE TO PROTECT JEWISH STUDENTS NATIONWIDE

This week, a dead pig was left outside a New Jersey Rabbi’s home, and an Austrian Rabbi was threatened by a knife-wielding attacker on the street. Around the world, visibly-Jewish people face increased threats to their physical safety.    

Our movement continues to urge leaders and institutions to adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism to combat all forms of contemporary Jew-hatred. CAM board member and UK Anti-Semitism Advisor Lord John Mann recently inspired the entire English Premier Football league to adopt the IHRA definition. Meanwhile, a student-led campaign at Northeastern University in Boston saw the IHRA definition adopted by the student government – one of the first adoptions at a private U.S. university.   

See below for more of the latest headlines, video stories, interviews, and campaigns from our global activist network. 

THIS WEEK’S CONTENT

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SPECIAL FEATURE

INTERVIEW: HISTORIAN MARC KNOBEL ON RADICAL ISLAMIST ANTI-SEMITISM IN FRANCE

By CAM

French Jews have suffered numerous horrific anti-Semitic attacks on their schools, kosher stores, places of worship, and even their own homes, in the form of Islamist terrorism. In an exclusive English-language interview, we spoke to the preeminent French writer and researcher Marc Knobel about Islamist anti-Semitism on the streets of France and online. Read Here

DISMANTLING ANTI-SEMITISM: JEWS TALK JUSTICE

By CAM

CAM, in partnership with The Tel Aviv Institute, will host an important discussion to set the record straight – on December 16th . This empowering program, Dismantling Anti-Semitism: Jews Talk Justice, will provide an accurate account of anti-Semitism in the progressive and political spheres by amplifying the voices of actual Jewish leaders. Read Here

COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM MOVEMENT URGES GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY TO ACT OVER ARTICLE INSULTING KRITALLNACHT MEMORY

By CAM

CAM called for Georgetown University to take concrete action over an article in a publication of one of its programs. The article exploited and cheapened the memory of Kristallnacht, in order to criticize the Austrian government’s actions against radical Islamism. The article was authored by Austrian political scientist Farid Hafez, in the Bridge Initiative, a research project on Islamophobia at Georgetown. Read Here

COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM MOVEMENT WELCOMES ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE’S ADOPTION OF IHRA ANTI-SEMITISM DEFINITION

By CAM

CAM welcomed the announcement that the English Premier League and all Premier League clubs have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism. The announcement follows efforts spearheaded by the UK Government’s Independent Adviser on Antisemitism Lord John Mann, who also serves as a CAM board member. Read Here

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UNITED STATES

DEAD PIG FOUND OUTSIDE RABBI’S DOOR IN HEAVILY ORTHODOX NEW JERSEY TOWNSHIP

By Ben Sales

A dead pig’s body was found outside the door of a rabbi in the heavily Orthodox township of Lakewood, New Jersey. The body was found on Shabbat and the local police department is treating the incident as a bias crime. Read Here

DEMOCRAT TLAIB SHARES TWEET ALLUDING TO ISRAEL’S ELIMINATION

By RON KAMPEAS

Rep. Rashida Tlaib removed from her Twitter feed a retweet that said “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” a phrase that has been associated with calls to wipe out Israel. Read Here

AMAZON SELLS PORTRAIT OF ADOLF HITLER

By CAM

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RAPPER LORD JAMAR SAYS 500,000 JEWS AT MOST DIED IN THE HOLOCAUST

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

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ANTI-MASKERS DISRUPT SOLANO COUNTY SUPES MEETING WITH NAZI SALUTES

By Maya Mirsky

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AMAZON SAYS INVESTIGATING ANTI-SEMITIC CONSPIRACY THEORY RESPONSES FROM ‘ALEXA’

By TOI Staff

Read Here

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WORLD NEWS

United Kingdom

LABOUR SUSPENDS NOTTINGHAM EAST CLP CHAIR AFTER JEWISH MEMBER RAISES CONCERN OVER ‘HORRIFIC’ MEETING

By Lee Harpin

The chair of Nottingham East constituency Labour Party (CLP) has been suspended after she pressed ahead with a motion in support of Jeremy Corbyn despite the atmosphere becoming so hostile that a Jewish member said he felt he had to leave. Read Here

KEIR STARMER MAY ALLOW THOSE ‘DRIVEN OUT’ OF LABOUR DUE TO ANTI-SEMITISM BACK IN

By Jenni Frazer

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said he will look at the possibility of readmitting people to the Labour party who left in protest of anti-Semitism and then campaigned for other parties. Read Here

HAMPSTEAD AND KILBURN CLP CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR SUSPENDED BY LABOUR

By Lee Harpin

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ANGELA RAYNER: IF WE HAVE TO SUSPEND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS, WE WILL

By Jewish News

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COUNCILLOR SUSPENDED FOR SAYING ‘NO BASIS FOR A JEWISH RACE, NATION, OR HOMELAND’

By Jack Mendel

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UK CANARY EDITOR MENDOZA SUSPENDED FROM TWITTER AFTER ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST’ JLM POST

By Jewish News

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GERMANY

GERMAN POLICE RAID SITES LINKED TO NEO-NAZI PARAMILITARY NAMED IN HONOR OF WAFFEN SS WAR CRIMINAL

By Ben Cohen

A German neo-Nazi paramilitary group named in honor of a sadistic SS war criminal was banned by the federal government, as police carried out raids on the homes of its supporters in three separate states. Knives, machetes, a crossbow, narcotics and a range of illegal Nazi insignias were uncovered during the raids. Read Here

GERMAN TROOPS SUSPECTED OF RUNNING ANTI-SEMITIC CHAT GROUP

By Reuters

German authorities have uncovered a group of soldiers suspected of organizing a chat group relating to anti-Semitism, right-wing extremism and pornography, according to a Defence Ministry document. Many of the 26 soldiers belong to a logistics unit in Neustadt am Ruebenberge in northern Germany. Read Here

GERMAN YOUNG SOCIALISTS ACCUSED OF ANTI-SEMITISM FOR SOLIDARITY RESOLUTION WITH FATAH YOUTH

By Algemeiner

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CORONAVIRUS: HOW GERMAN PROTESTORS ARE TRIVIALIZING NAZI-ERA PERSECUTION

By DW

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ANTI-SEMITIC STICKERS AT GERMAN FOOTBALL

By Eli Nahum

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THE MIDDLE EAST

PA SHOW: ISRAEL ‘DELIBERATELY KILLING PALESTINIAN CHILDREN’

By JNS

To mark International Children’s Day, Palestinian children were taught that Israel deliberately targets and murders them on the children’s program “The Best Home,” which airs on official P.A. Read Here

ISRAELI MISSIONS AROUND WORLD SAID ON ALERT AFTER HIT ON IRAN NUKE CHIEF

By TOI Staff

Israel has raised alertness in its embassies around the world in the wake of the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Tehran’s finger-pointing at Israel and the Islamic Republic’s vow to avenge his death. Jewish communities across the globe are also taking precautions. Read Here

PA OFFICIAL: ‘JEWS HAVE NO RIGHT’ TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT

By Nan Jacques Zilberdik

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OTHER WORLD NEWS

WOMAN THREATENS RABBI WITH A KNIFE ON STREET IN VIENNA, STEALS HIS KIPPAH

By JTA

A woman stole the kippah of a rabbi whom she threatened with a knife on a street in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The assault happened after several minutes in which the woman shouted anti-Semitic slogans at the rabbi as multiple passersby looked away. Read Here

JEWISH MAN CONFRONTED WITH HITLER SALUTES WHILE WALKING IN AUSTRALIAN CITY OF MELBOURNE

By Algemeiner

A Jewish man in the Australian city of Melbourne was reported to be in shock after he was showered with anti-Semitic abuse by a couple he encountered in the street. The couple began yelling “Heil Hitler” and made Nazi salutes. Read Here

POLITICIAN NOTED FOR ANTI-SEMITIC COMMENTS NOMINATED TO AUSTRIAN SENATE

By Sarah Ben-Nun

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B.C. IMAM: JEWS ARE ‘MONKEYS AND PIGS,’ PRAYS FOR THEIR DESTRUCTION

By B’nai Brith Canada

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CEMETERY VANDALS TORMENT MOLDOVA’S SHRUNKEN JEWISH COMMUNITY

By Madalin Necsutu

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ANTI-SEMITIC THUG WHO ASSAULTED JEWISH STREET ARTIST IN STRASBOURG SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS BY FRENCH COURT

By Algemeiner Staff

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IN SWEDEN, SASKIA PANTELL EXPERIENCED ANTI-SEMITISM AT A PROTEST COMPARING ISRAEL TO NAZI GERMANY

By CAM

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ON CAMPUS

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY IN BOSTON ADOPTS IHRA DEFINITION OF ANTI-SEMITISM

By CAM

The Student Government Association at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, becoming one of the first large private universities in the United States to do so. Read Here

BIRMINGHAM UNI AGREES TO ADOPT IHRA DEFINITION OF ANTI-SEMITISM

By Tali Fraser

The University of Birmingham has agreed to adopt the internationally accepted definition of antisemitism following calls from Jewish students and the university’s guild. Home to one of the largest Jewish society in the United Kingdom, Birmingham’s student government had already adopted the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism. Read Here

SF STATE PRESIDENT OPPOSES STUDENT GOVERNMENT’S BDS RESOLUTION

By Gabriel Greschler

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CANADIAN CAMPUS FRATERNITY BEHIND RACIST ANTI-SEMITIC CHATROOM ‘SEETHING WITH HATE’

By Algemeiner

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AUSTRALIA PRIMARY SCHOOL BOY DRESSES UP AS CONCENTRATION CAMP INMATE

By Jerusalem Post

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LEIDEN UNIVERSITY OPENS PROBE INTO ANTI-SEMITISM AT LAW FACULTY

By Dutch News

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UKRAINIAN JEWISH PROFESSOR SAYS HE WAS FIRED FOR PROTESTING STATUE OF LEADER WHOSE TROOPS KILLED JEWS

By Cnaan Lipshiz

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ANTI-SEMITISM WATCHDOG URGES GEORGETOWN TO ACT OVER ARTICLE INSULTING KRISTALLNACHT

By JNS

Read Here

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ANALYSIS & OP-EDS

FIGHTING ANTI-SEMITISM ONLINE REQUIRES A GLOBAL EFFORT

By Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism

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UN MUST RECOGNIZE JEWISH REFUGEES FROM ARAB COUNTRIES

By GILAD ERDAN

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UNDERSTANDING IHRA

By Nevet Basker

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FIGHTING RACISM, WE ALL HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME

By Kenneth L. Marcus

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J’ACCUSE: IN THE SHADOW OF DREYFUS AT THE EUROPEAN UNION

By SHIMON SAMUELS

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POMPEO HAS DEALT BDS A BLOW, BUT IT’S NO TIME FOR ISRAEL SUPPORTERS TO RELAX

By JAMES SINKINSON

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THE BATTLE OVER DEFINING ANTI-SEMITISM

By Ricki Hollander

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STUDIES & STATISTICS

ANTI-SEMITIC INCIDENTS DOWN 10% IN AUSTRALIA

By J-Wire

Anti-Semitic incidents in Australia have decreased by 10% according to the annual report from The Executive Council of Australian Jewry. In the year ending September 2020, there were 331 anti-Semitic incidents logged by the ECAJ and other bodies. Read Here

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22% OF HATE CRIMES IN EUROPE IN 2019 WERE AGAINST JEWS, REPORT SHOWS

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

Anti-Semitic incidents accounted for 22% of hate crimes recorded last year in the pan-European region, though Jews comprise less than 1% of the population. The data comes from a report about 5,954 incidents recorded in Europe by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Read Here

Read Full Report Here

WJC REPORT: ANTI-SEMITIC CONSPIRACY THEORIES ON THE RISE, QANON MOVEMENT EXPANDS IN EUROPE

By YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ

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ANTI-SEMITIC PREJUDICES ON THE RISE AMONG YOUNG BELGIAN BELIEVERS

By Monitoring Antisemitism Worldwide

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FROM OUR PARTNERS

HADASSAH: ANTI-SEMITISM ON CAMPUS: TWO WOMEN’S STRUGGLE TO PROTECT JEWISH STUDENTS NATIONWIDE

By CAM

Hear directly from two extraordinary women – Alyza Lewin, an accomplished attorney and Adela Cojab, a student activist – about bringing their fights against campus anti-Semitism to the highest levels of the US government. Read Here

JEWISH AGENCY LAUNCHES ‘SAFETY NET’ FOR WORLD JEWRY

By TALI FEINBERG

The Jewish Agency for Israel launched a support system to help Jews around the world handle the continuing coronavirus crisis and other emergency situations. The aim of JReady – the Jewish Emergency Network is to ensure the long-term resilience of Jewish communities around the world, and for the Jewish Agency to assist wherever needed. Read Here

‘MIZRAHI STORIES’ HIGHLIGHT NEWEST CAMPUS CAMPAIGN BY CAMERA

By ELIANA RUDEE

In its new campaign, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) celebrates Mizrahi Jews on college campuses around the world, encouraging students to host and plan a variety of events and speakers, and write articles for their newspapers that demonstrate the diversity of the Jewish world. Read Here

JOHN DALY, FROM HATER TO HATED

By Clarion Project

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AROLSEN ARCHIVES: “CROWDSOURCING IS CROWD WISDOM AT ITS BEST”

By IHRA

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

EU INVITES ALL MEMBER STATES TO ADOPT DEFINITION OF ANTI-SEMITISM THAT INCLUDES ISRAEL HATRED

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

The Council of the European Union “invited” all the bloc’s 27 members to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism that includes anti-Israel vitriol. The invitation to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition came in a declaration published by the Council, which is made up of cabinet ministers from all the bloc’s member states. Read Here

CORONAVIRUS CAUSING SPIKE IN ANTI-SEMITISM, SAYS GERMANY’S POINT MAN ON ISSUE

By Algemeiner Staff

Echoing concerns among many that the coronavirus pandemic and resulting social upheaval were leading to an upsurge of Jew-hatred, the German government’s point man on the issue said that opponents of social-distancing measures were beginning to engage in anti-Semitic activities and Holocaust minimization. Read Here

DEPARTMENT OF STATE HOSTS TRANS-ATLANTIC WEBINAR ON HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

By OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ENVOY FOR HOLOCAUST ISSUES

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UK LABOUR PARTY LEADER STARMER: WE MUST CHANGE PARTY CULTURE

By JEREMY SHARON

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GLEN COVE, NY ADOPTS DEFINITION OF ANTI-SEMITISM FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

By JENNIFER CORR

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EU COMMISSION PRESIDENT TO LIGHT EURO-CHANUKAH CANDLE ON ROND-POINT SCHUMAN

By YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ

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HUMANITY

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE ADOPTS IHRA DEFINITION OF ANTI-SEMITISM

By Alex Winston

The English Premier League, the highest level of soccer in England, has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism. The league said it had adopted the definition as a part of its “ongoing commitment to promote equality and diversity, and to combat discrimination of any form in football.”

FIRST ETHIOPIAN FALASH MURA LAND IN ISRAEL

By Jerusalem Post

The first flight of Operation Rock of Israel brought 316 members of the Falash Mura community from Ethiopia to Israel. About 100 more Falash Mura community immigrants will also arrive as part of a plan to airlift some 2,000 of the group by the end of January 2021. Read Here

TWITTER BANS CONTENT THAT ‘DEHUMANIZES’ BASED ON RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN

By TOI and AFP

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LEBANESE SINGER ELISSA: ISRAEL BEING OUR ENEMY IS ‘THE BIGGEST LIE WE HAVE BEEN LIVING’

By MEMRI

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FIRST COMMERCIAL EMIRATI FLIGHT LANDS; NETANYAHU HAILS A ‘NEW ERA’

By Raphael Ahren

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HEBREW-LANGUAGE, ISRAELI CULTURE INSTITUTE OPENS IN UAE

By Abigail Klein Leichman

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OVER 299,000 INDIVIDUALS AND 294 ORGANIZATIONS HAVE SIGNED OUR PLEDGE.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united around the goal of ending anti-Semitism in all its forms. Since its launching in February 2019, 294 organizations and 299,000 individuals have joined the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement by signing the campaign’s pledge. The CAM Pledge draws upon the IHRA international definition of anti- Semitism and its list of specific behaviors used to discriminate against the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel.