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June 3, 2021

THIS WEEK’S GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM REPORT

This week we continued to see devastating antisemitic acts of violence, vandalism, and harassment targeting Jewish communities around the world following the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas. 

In the UK, the highest number of recorded antisemitic incidents ever occurred in the month of May. In Germany, Muslim extremists staged a Nazi-style rally. In Sweden, a non-Jewish man wearing a kippah out of solidarity was assaulted by several men and called a “Jewish bastard,” and in France, an Algerian man threatened passersby in front of a synagogue, shouting, “We’re going to kill you all!”

In Los Angeles, a synagogue and a kosher restaurant were vandalized and two young Jewish brothers were targeted by paintball fire. In Massachusetts, police are investigating the vandalism of the Harvard Hillel center. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden again condemned rising antisemitism in the United States. 

CAM’s weekly global antisemitism report highlights 63 new media reports of antisemitic incidents, including 24 (38%) with Islamist motivations, 17 (27%) from the far right, 10 (16%) from the far left, and 12 unidentifiable (19%).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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SPECIAL FEATURE

CONTEMPORARY JEW-HATRED ABETTED BY ‘CULTURE OF INDIFFERENCE AND IMPUNITY,’ CANADIAN ANTISEMITISM SPECIAL ENVOY WARNS

By CAM

Contemporary Jew-hatred is underpinned by a “culture of indifference and impunity” worldwide, Irwin Cotler — Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism — warned last week. Cotler — a former Canadian parliamentarian who served as justice minister and attorney general — spoke at the special virtual event “Justice for Sarah Halimi: An International Movement Is Born,” which was co-hosted by the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF) and the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM). Read Here

COMBAT ANTISEMITISM MOVEMENT CONGRATULATES ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER ISAAC HERZOG ON ELECTION AS ISRAEL’S 11TH PRESIDENT

By CAM

Israeli President-elect Isaac Herzog.

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) welcomed Isaac Herzog’s election today by the Knesset as the eleventh President of the State of Israel. Herzog is a CAM Advisory Board member and a frequent participant in CAM events. During decades of public service, as a parliamentarian, government minister, Leader of the Opposition and in his current role as Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, Herzog has resolutely dedicated himself to the welfare of the Jewish People and has been a powerful public voice in the fight against antisemitism, hatred and discrimination. Read Here

HOW TO COMBAT THE ANTISEMITISM SURGE OVER ISRAEL-GAZA VIOLENCE

By TARA KAVALER

Jewish communities around the world have experienced a surge in antisemitism; but the question remains, what can be done about it? Experts in human rights and Jewish groups say that education is the long-term answer. Sacha Roytman-Dratwa, executive director of the Combat Antisemitism Movement, says that in addition to beefing up security, governments should adopt the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism. “The IHRA Definition is one of the tools that help decision-makers and law enforcement agencies to define antisemitism,” Roytman-Dratwa said. Read Here

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UNITED STATES

PICO-ROBERTSON SYNAGOGUE AND KOSHER RESTAURANT TARGETED WITH VANDALISM IN LOS ANGELES

By Ryan Torok & Aaron Bandler

Young Israel of Century City (YICC) is reeling from an incident involving an unidentified individual throwing a cinderblock at its synagogue’s window.  The object did not cause any damage to the synagogue window because the windows are shatterproof. The individual also threw an object at Pat’s Restaurant, located one block away. One of the windows of the kosher restaurant was boarded up. Read Here

YOUNG JEWISH SIBLINGS IN LA TARGETED BY PAINTBALL FIRED FROM VEHICLE AFTER SHABBAT SERVICES

By Yoni Wilkenfeld

Two young Jewish boys returning from Shabbat services at a Los Angeles synagogue were shot with a paintball gun fired from a passing car. Yanky Munitz — the father of the boys, aged 11 and 13 — said that his sons were walking with their mother to their cousins’ home in the city’s Hancock Park area, when a paintball fired from a black Honda struck the younger boy in the chest. Read Here

SWASTIKA STICKERS PLACED ON ALASKA JEWISH MUSEUM AND ANCHORAGE BAR

By Jewish Link

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FUROR IN NASHVILLE OVER SALE OF ‘NOT VACCINATED’ PATCHES THAT MOCK YELLOW STAR FORCED BY NAZIS ON JEWS

By Algemeiner Staff

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD SYNAGOGUE SAYS ITS BANNER SHOWING SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL WAS DEFACED

By Samantha Mitchell

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ABE FOXMAN CANCELS NEW YORK TIMES SUBSCRIPTION OVER FRONT-PAGE ‘BLOOD LIBEL,’ ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS

By Ira Stoll

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ARRESTS AT BRONX MEMORIAL DAY MARCH AFTER ANTI-ISRAEL PROTESTERS SHOUT VIOLENT SLOGANS, SCALE BRIDGE
QUESTLOVE, JULIAN CASABLANCAS AMONG 600 MUSICIANS IN LETTER CALLING ON ARTISTS TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL, PROCLAIM ‘SOLIDARITY’ WITH PALESTINIANS
GOOGLE DIVERSITY HEAD IN 2007: JEWS HAVE ‘INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR WAR’
MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE COMPARES DEMOCRATS TO NAZIS
NYPD RELEASES NEW PHOTOS OF THREE WANTED OVER BRUTAL ASSAULT ON JEWISH MAN DURING PRO-PALESTINIAN RALLY
ALLEGED NEO-NAZI SUSPECTED OF PLANNING MASS SHOOTING ARRESTED IN TEXAS
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WORLD NEWS

United Kingdom

WATCH: MUSLIM MEN FILM THEMSELVES TARGETING JEWS FOR THEIR VIEWS ON ‘CHILD KILLING’ IN ISRAEL – AS POLICE STAND BY

By Noa Hoffman

Three Muslim YouTubers have filmed themselves standing in front of a billboard bearing the words “Did we not learn from the Holocaust?” while pushing Jews for their views on Israel. The incident took place in Golders Green, one of London’s most heavily populated Jewish suburbs. Ali Dawah, Mohammed Hijab and a self-described comedian who goes by the name of Smile2Jannah, targeted identifiable Jewish passers-by, asking them for their views on Israel and delivering speeches about “the killing of children” to their camera in the interim. Read Here

BELFAST CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO BACK EXPULSION OF ISRAELI AMBASSADORS

By Noa Hoffman

Belfast City Council has voted to urge the UK and Northern Irish governments to immediately expel “Israeli ambassadors” from office. At a special meeting, councillors passed a motion stipulating that the local authority would “write to the Irish Government and the UK Government, urging them to expel from office Israeli ambassadors, with immediate effect.” The motion was proposed by Councillor Fiona Ferguson, of the Trotskyist People Before Profit Alliance party, and was backed by Sinn Fein, the Green Party and the Social Democratic Labour Party. Read Here

JEWISH PATIENTS AND STAFF TARGETED IN MULTIPLE COWARDLY ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS AT TWO LONDON HOSPITALS

By Campaign Against Antisemitism

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ANTI-VAXX NURSE WHO CALLED NHS ‘THE NEW AUSCHWITZ’ IS STRUCK OFF

By Noa Hoffman

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ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS PERSIST ACROSS NORTH LONDON, DESPITE CEASEFIRE IN ISRAEL

By Campaign Against Antisemitism

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LOCAL LABOUR CHAIR SUSPENDED OVER HOSTILE MEETING CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN REINSTATED

By Lee Harpin

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GERMANY

MUSLIM EXTREMISTS STAGE NAZI-STYLE RALLY ATTACKING ISRAEL IN CENTER OF HAMBURG, GERMANY, DESPITE CEASEFIRE IN MIDDLE EAST

By Ben Cohen

Antisemitic demonstrations targeting Israel have continued to be staged by Islamist groups in Germany, despite the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. In a sinister display that brought to mind demonstrations by neo-Nazi groups, hundreds of Islamist protestors lined the Steindamm in the port city of Hamburg. More than 200 men clad in black clothing lined up in military fashion. Several carried coffins bearing Arabic inscriptions as they angrily chanted slogans accusing Israel of being a “child murderer.” Read Here

ANTISEMITIC INSULTS IN HAMBURG AND BREMEN

By Eli Nahum

 

                 

 

 

There were two antisemitic insults in Hamburg and Bremen. In downtown Hamburg, a 20-year-old Kippa carrier was insulted from a car at a traffic light according to the police. In Bremen, a 70-year-old man who, according to the police, was wearing a protective mask with a Star of David, was insolently insulted. Read Here

ANTISEMITIC ATTACK IN MAGDEBURG

By Eli Nahum

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SWASTIKAS AND ANTISEMITIC SLOGANS IN OBERGÜNZBURG

By Eli Nahum

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UNKNOWNS DEFACE STUMBLING BLOCKS IN GARZ

By Eli Nahum

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ANTISEMITIC GRAFFITI AND A SWASTIKA SPRAYED ON HOUSE IN PIRNA

By Eli Nahum

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CANADA

WINNIPEG ANTI-ISRAEL PROTESTERS: “GET LOST, YOU SON OF A JEW!

By B’nai Brith Canada

B’nai Brith Canada is seeking hate-crimes charges and a political response to a video showing protesters in Winnipeg playing an antisemitic song composed by a band linked to the Hamas terrorist group. Hundreds of people joined an anti-Israel protest outside the Manitoba Legislative Building in central Winnipeg.  Read Here

‘IT WAS EXTREMELY UPSETTING’: JEWISH-OWNED BUSINESS IN TORONTO TARGETED WITH ANTISEMITIC GRAFFITI

By Jon Woodward

A Jewish-owned Kensington Market business is speaking out after it was vandalized with antisemitic graffiti referencing the Holocaust in an attack that was recorded on the store’s surveillance cameras. “It was extremely upsetting,” Jeff Levy, owner of The Kensary cannabis dispensary said.  Read Here

CANADIAN IMAM YOUNUS KATHRADA: MUSLIM ENMITY TOWARD THE JEWS IS JUST AND LOGICAL; WE HATE THE JEWS BECAUSE OF THEIR DISBELIEF IN ALLAH. 

FRANCE

MIA KHALIFA CALLS ISRAEL ‘APARTHEID’ WHILE DRINKING NAZI-ERA CHAMPAGNE

By ZACHARY KEYSER

Lebanese-American porn star Mia Khalifa uploaded a post to Twitter of her drinking Nazi-era champagne, while condemning Israel as an apartheid state. The post faced widespread backlash, with many Twitter users pointing out that both alcohol and her occupation as a porn star are illegal in Gaza, and would result in her immediate arrest or execution. Read Here

A MAN LAUNCHES ANTISEMITIC INSULTS IN FRONT OF THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE IN STRASBOURG

By Eli Nahum

                 

A 35-year-old Algerian man uttered antisemitic slurs and threatened passers-by passing in front of the great synagogue in Strasbourg. The man stood in front of the Great Peace Synagogue and began to utter antisemitic insults and death threats. “Assfucked Jews, bunch of bastards, we’re going to kill you all!” (« Enculés de juifs, bande de bâtards, on va tous vous crever ! »). Read Here

OTHER WORLD NEWS

NON-JEWISH MAN WEARING YARMULKE IN SOLIDARITY WITH JEWS IS ASSAULTED IN SWEDEN

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

A non-Jewish man who wore a kippah in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden was assaulted on the street by several men and was called “Jewish bastard” by at least one of them, a witness said. The incident “happened very quickly,” the witness said. “He didn’t have a chance to defend himself,” said the witness, who is related to the unnamed alleged victim. Police are looking into the incident, which happened during the afternoon in central Gothenburg, a port city of over 500,000. Read Here

IN UKRAINE, BULLET HOLES ARE FOUND IN A SYNAGOGUE OF KREMENCHUK

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

The aftermath of a shooting at the synagogue of Kremenchuk, a city located 130 miles southeast of Kyiv, was discovered early last month but reported by the local Jewish community on Monday. The delay was planned “in order to prevent panic in the Jewish community of the city,” the news site Jewish.ru reported, quoting a spokesperson for the United Jewish Community of Ukraine. No one was hurt in the incident. Read Here

HOLOCAUST-ERA MASS GRAVE DESECRATED BY ROBBERS IN UKRAINIAN VILLAGE OF PIKOV

By CAM

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AUSTRIA: ‘WHY WERE YOU READING THAT?’: VIENNA COPS’ QUESTION TO FEMALE STUDENT VICIOUSLY ASSAULTED ON SUBWAY WHILE HOLDING JEWISH BOOK

By Ben Cohen

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SOUTH AFRICA: “ISRAELI IMPERIALISTS ARE PLANNING TO TAKE OUR LAND,” SAYS JESSIE DUARTE

By Nicola Miltz

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SOUTH AFRICAN JEWS FACE VITRIOLIC ANTISEMITISM ONLINE

By Tali Feinberg

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AUSTRALIAN ISLAMIST EXTREMIST GROUP FANS THE ANTISEMITIC FLAMES
Anti-Israel incidents continued to occur around South Africa in spite of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, with many turning antisemitic and targeting individuals and businesses.

THE MIDDLE EAST

IRAN QUDS FORCE CHIEF: ZIONISTS SHOULD REBUY HOMES IN EUROPE BEFORE PRICES RISE

By Times of Israel

The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ extraterritorial Quds Force issued fresh threats against Israel. “I advise all Zionists to go back and repurchase the houses they have sold in Europe, the US and elsewhere to come to the Palestinian territories before the houses become more expensive than today,” Esmail Ghaani said, according to Fars News. Read Here

FATAH: “PALESTINE FROM THE SEA TO THE RIVER” – WILL BE LIBERATED

By Itamar Marcus

 

                     

 

Toward the end of the recent Fatah/Hamas riot and rocket war, Fatah – like Hamas – tells Palestinians that Fatah’s ultimate goal is Israel’s destruction. Using the well-known Palestinian slogan “from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea” to define the area of “Palestine,” the Deputy Secretary of Fatah’s Shuafat and Beit Hanina branch, Musa Al-Rajabi, vowed that Palestinians will continue to fight Israel until “the liberation of Palestine.” Read Here

PALESTINIAN POST-WAR CALLS FOR “ESCALATING THE INTIFADA”

By Nan Jacques Zilberdik 

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ON CAMPUS

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY CONDEMNS ANTISEMITISM, THEN APOLOGIZES FOR DOING SO

By Ben Sales

The chancellor of New Jersey’s flagship public university condemned antisemitism and then, following protest from a pro-Palestinian student group, apologized for the condemnation. The chancellor of Rutgers University, Christopher Molloy, released a statement condemning antisemitism. The next day, the school’s Students for Justice in Palestine group released a lengthy statement condemning the chancellor’s statement. Later that day, Molloy released a second statement apologizing for the first, and promising to “make sure that our communications going forward are much more sensitive and balanced.” Read Here

HARVARD POLICE INVESTIGATING VANDALISM OF JEWISH CENTER AFTER WINDOW SMASHED, PALESTINIAN FLAG ZIP-TIED TO DOOR

By Dion J. Pierre

Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg of Harvard Hillel confirmed that Harvard University Police Department were investigating two acts of vandalism targeting the Jewish group’s Reisman Center in the Rosovsky Hall campus building. The most recent incident, which is the second in two weeks, occurred during a party on Mount Auburn Street when someone shattered one of Rosovsky Hall’s windows. Several days earlier, Rabbi Steinberg added, two masked people “zip-tied” a “Palestinian flag bearing [an] anti-police slogan … to the front door of Rosovsky Hall.” Read Here

‘PUPILS COMPETED TO STICK PALESTINE FLAGS ON ME’, SAYS TEARFUL LONDON JEWISH TEACHER

By Jewish News

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‘I WAS PRETTY GREAT, WASN’T I?’: OUTRAGE OVER DISPLAY OF FLATTERING HITLER BIO AT NEW JERSEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

By Algemeiner Staff

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COLLEGE CAMPUSES SEE INCREASE IN ANTI-ISRAEL ACTIVITY

By Melissa Weiss

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SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TARGETED IN REDHILL’S ANTI-ISRAEL FLARE-UP

By Nicola Miltz

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 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STUDENT GOVERNMENT TO VOTE ON RETRACTION, APOLOGY AFTER STATEMENT CALLING FOR ‘FREE PALESTINE FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA’

By Dion J. Pierre

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ANTISEMITIC GRAFFITI SCRAWLED ON FSU STUDENT’S APARTMENT

By Elizabeth Millner

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OUTRAGE AS A FIFTH GRADER FROM NEW JERSEY DRESSES UP AS HITLER FOR SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT

By JPOST

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JEWISH STUDENT FORCED TO EAT PORK AFTER MISSING FOOTBALL TRAINING SESSION

By JPOST

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NY COURT AFFIRMS FORDHAM UNIVERSITY BAN OF PRO-BDS GROUP

By GABRIEL GRESCHLER

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JEWISH USF STUDENT FILES COMPLAINT OVER EMAIL’S ‘DELEGITIMIZATION’ OF ISRAEL

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

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ANALYSIS & OP-EDS

AS HATE SURGES, PROMINENT EUROPEAN JEWS WORRY WAR AGAINST ANTISEMITISM IS LOST

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

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JEWISH AMERICANS SEE OUR WORST NIGHTMARE UNFOLDING

By Ellie Cohanim

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THE PANDEMIC OF ANTISEMITISM

By Donna Brazile

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AS ANTISEMITISM SPIKES WE MUST CULTIVATE SPACES FOR LEARNING AND GROWTH

By Manilan Houle

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US ANTISEMITISM FAR WORSE THAN REPORTED, SAY CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS LEADERS

By LAZAR BERMAN

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OTHER VOICES: UNIVERSITIES MUST ADOPT ANTISEMITISM DEFINITION

By AIDAN SEGAL

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EQUITY AND THE “ALL LIVES MATTER-ING” OF THE FIGHT AGAINST ANTISEMITISM

By Brandy Shufutinsky

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ANCIENT ANTISEMITISM HAS RISEN FROM THE DEAD

By Giles Fraser

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31 STATES DON’T REQUIRE SCHOOLS TO TEACH ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST. SOME LAWS ARE CHANGING THAT

By Faith Karimi

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE NY TIMES’ REPORT ON CHILDREN’S DEATHS? SO MUCH.

By Robert Satloff

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TO COMBAT HATE, WE MUST SET DEFINITIONS STRAIGHT: DEFINING ANTISEMITISM ON CAMPUS

By Sandra Marcushamer

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HOW TO COMBAT THE ANTISEMITISM SURGE OVER ISRAEL-GAZA VIOLENCE

By TARA KAVALER

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PSYCHOLOGISTS HOPE TO COMBAT ANTISEMITISM AS ILLNESS

By PHYLLIS  CHESLER

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JOIN THE DOTS BETWEEN THE HOLOCAUST, ANTI-JEWISH HATE AND ANTI-JEWISH STATEHOOD

By MARC CAVE

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HOW ISRAEL’S PRESIDENT-ELECTED SEEKS BETTER TIES WITH DIASPORA JEWS

By NATHAN JEFFAY

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STUDIES & STATISTICS

MORE ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS IN UNITED KINGDOM IN MAY THAN ANY MONTH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN

By Jewish News

More antisemitic incidents have been reported in Britain in May than any other since records began. The Community Security Trust confirmed there has been 325 incidents of antisemitism since the start of the recent conflict. This surpasses the 317 recorded in July 2014 at the height of Operation Cast Lead, the last war between Israel and Hamas. More than 300 of the incidents were believed to be motivated or linked to events in the Middle East, while 116 were online and 209 offline. Read Here

ANTISEMITIC SENTIMENT IN SWEDEN DOWN, STUDY FINDS

By Jeremy Sharon

A new study of antisemitism in Sweden has shown that anti-Jewish prejudices are decreasing in the country among the majority of the population, although prevalent among the Muslim community and those identifying with far-right Sweden Democrats Party. The study was commissioned by the Living History Forum and based on responses from 3,507 individuals aged 18-79. “According to the results, the prevalence of antisemitic attitudes and ideas in the Swedish population fell between 2005 and 2020,” it concluded. Read Here

QUARTER OF TOP UK UNIVERSITIES BREACHED IHRA GUIDELINES IN RECENT GAZA CONFLICT: REPORT

By i24News

In a damning report, a UK think tank claims that up to a quarter of Britain’s leading universities released statements that veered into antisemitism at the height of the recent violence between the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and Israel. The Pinsker Centre, claimed that student unions or faculty bodies at 12 of the country’s top 40 universities – including Oxford and Cambridge – published “highly partisan” anti-Israel statements that might have breached the widely agreed working definition of antisemitism. Read Here

ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS IN TORONTO ARE UP FIVE TIMES THE MONTHLY AVERAGE

By Ron Johnson for TRNTO

A spike in antisemitic incidents in May is connected to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in the Middle East, a Toronto Jewish community group claims. The report from the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of Greater Toronto found that more than 50 antisemitic incidents were reported in the GTA in May — five times the monthly average of 2021. Read Here

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

BIDEN AGAIN CALLS OUT ANTISEMITISM; CONGRESS PUSHES APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ENVOY

By JACOB MAGID

US President Joe Biden spoke out for the second time in days against a rise in attacks targeting Jews across the US, as 132 members of Congress made a bipartisan plea for him to appoint a special antisemitism envoy. “I will not allow our fellow Americans to be intimidated or attacked because of who they are or the faith they practice,” Biden said in a statement, lamenting the “targeting and terrorizing American Jews.” Read Here

FRENCH SENATE ADOPTS ‘CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY’ BILL IN WAKE OF SARAH HALIMI LEGAL TRAVESTY, AS CONCERN RISES OVER ALLEGED MURDERER’S POSSIBLE RELEASE

By Ben Cohen

The French Senate has adopted the first draft of a bill that would amend the country’s penal code so that offenders under the influence of narcotics or alcohol are not deemed criminally irresponsible for their actions. The bill was triggered by the decision of France’s highest appeal court to excuse from trial the accused murderer of Sarah Halimi. The assailant, Kobili Traore, regaled his victim with antisemitic and Islamist rhetoric throughout Halimi’s ordeal.  Read Here

‘VIRTUAL RALLY’ TO DENOUNCE ANTISEMITISM UNITES PELOSI, SCHUMER, MCCARTHY AND MCCONNELL

By BEN SALES

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JEWISH GROUPS PUSH WHITE HOUSE TO HELP COUNTER ANTISEMITISM. FOR DOUG EMHOFF, IT’S PERSONAL.

By Erik Ortiz

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BIPARTISAN HOUSE MEMBERS TO URGE BIDEN TO TAKE ACTION ON ANTISEMITISM

By Marc Rod

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SENATE REPUBLICANS REINTRODUCE HAMAS SANCTIONS LEGISLATION

By Marc Rod

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AT WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS PLENARY, EU COMMISSION PRESIDENT OUTLINES EU STRATEGY TO COMBAT ANTISEMITISM

By YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ

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DEMOCRATIC US REP: CALLING ISRAEL ‘APARTHEID STATE’ PROVOKES ANTISEMITISM

By Samuel Chamberlain

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HUMANITY

LAW FIRM LEADERS CALL OUT SILENCE AROUND RISING ANTISEMITISM

By Sam Zieve Cohen

Managing partners from 17 prominent global law firms issued a letter denouncing antisemitism “in all its forms.” The letter, originally published in The American Lawyer, comes amid a sharp rise in antisemitic violence and rhetoric stemming from recent violence in Israel and Gaza. The letter cites a recent opinion piece written by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, titled “Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism? Someone Didn’t Get the Memo.”. The firms condemned the “demonization of Jews pervading the press, social media, and the streets of this country.” The letter is the first of its kind on behalf of a group of major American companies. Read Here

BLINDFOLDED JEWISH MAN OFFERS FREE HUGS ON STREETS OF NEW YORK TO FIGHT ANTISEMITISM

By CAM

With antisemitism surging across the globe, a Jewish man in New York City engaged in a unique social initiative to push back against hate and promote interfaith harmony. In a gesture of reconciliation, Meir Kay stood blindfolded on the streets of the city with a sign reading, “My name is Meir. I am a Jew. I stand for peace, how about you? Let’s share a hug between us two. And show the world what love can do.” Multiple people approached Kay and warmly embraced him. Read Here

‘NO ONE SHOULD BE AFRAID,’ VICTIM OF ANTISEMITIC ATTACK BY PRO-PALESTINIAN THUGS TELLS COMMUNITY RALLY

By Algemeiner Staff

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CARDINAL DOLAN JOINS SHABBAT SERVICE ON UPPER EAST SIDE IN SOLIDARITY WITH JEWISH COMMUNITY

By Gabriele Holtermann

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GERMAN MILITARY APPOINTS CHIEF RABBI FOR FIRST TIME SINCE WORLD WAR I

By SARAH CHEMLA

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BILL MAHER DEFENDS ISRAEL ON HIS HBO SHOW: ‘YOU CAN’T LEARN HISTORY FROM INSTAGRAM’

By GABE FRIEDMAN

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OVER 340,000 INDIVIDUALS AND 330 ORGANIZATIONS HAVE SIGNED OUR PLEDGE.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Combat Antisemitism Movement is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united around the goal of ending antisemitism in all its forms. Since its launching in February 2019, 330 organizations and 341,000 individuals have joined the Combat Antisemitism Movement by signing the campaign’s pledge. The CAM Pledge draws upon the IHRA international definition of antisemitism and its list of specific behaviors used to discriminate against the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel.