Weekly Report – June 29
GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM REPORT
THIS WEEK'S GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM REPORT
This week, we continued to monitor antisemitism around the world while advocating for more actions to be made.
In Brooklyn, New York, an elderly man was attacked by a blade-wielding assailant shouting, “You f–king Jew!” In the state of Georgia, neo-Nazi demonstrators carried swastika flags and chanted antisemitic slogans outside synagogues in Macon and East Cobb. Meanwhile, antisemitic flyers were distributed this week both in New York and Georgia, as well as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Maryland.
In Poole, England, graffiti depicting antisemitic and far-right imagery was spray-painted on a road underpass. In France, a man was arrested after verbally harassing Jewish former presidential candidate with antisemitic insults at a train station in Limoges. In South Africa, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) provincial lawmaker Aishah Cassiem called for a Jewish day school in Cape Town.to be deregistered for “being pro-Israel.”
In the Middle East, Palestinian terrorists launched two rockets toward Israeli territory from the Jenin area, the first such incident in the West Bank in nearly two decades. In Cyprus, an Iranian terror plot aimed at Israeli and Jewish visitors was foiled by security services. This marked the latest in a long line of attempts by the Tehran regime and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to strike Israeli and Jewish targets worldwide in recent years.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 38 new reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 28 (73.70%) from the far-right, 1 (2.6%) from the far-left, 5 (13.16%) with Islamist motivations, and 4 (10.52%) unidentifiable in nature.
BROOKLYN ORTHODOX JEWISH MAN, 77, STRUCK IN FACE WITH BOXCUTTER BY STRANGER ON SCOOTER YELLING ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS
By THOMAS TRACY
Police are searching for a moped-riding man in connection with a hate crime investigation in Brooklyn. The man is accused of attacking a 77-year-old man on Broadway in Williamsburg at around 5:25 p.m. on Monday. He threw a cutting instrument at him, hitting him in the face, while making anti-Jewish statements.
GEORGIA LEADERS VOICE CONCERN OVER ANTISEMITIC DEMONSTRATIONS OUTSIDE 2 SYNAGOGUES
By RAJA RAZEK
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and other state leaders have spoken out against bigotry and hate after antisemitic demonstrations took place outside two synagogues in the state this weekend. Groups were observed yelling antisemitic messages outside a Macon temple Friday night and displaying swastikas and signs with neo-Nazi messages outside a Cobb County synagogue on Saturday.
NEW JERSEY: SWASTIKAS SPRAY-PAINTED ON CLIFTON PARK PICNIC TABLES NEAR HIGH SCHOOL FOR JEWISH STUDENTS
WATCHDOG CALLS FOR DA OFFICE STAFFER TO BE FIRED FOR PRAISE OF LOUIS FARRAKHAN AND ANTISEMITIC COMMENT
FAR-RIGHT ANTISEMITIC GRAFFITI LEFT ON POOLE UNDERPASS
By ALEXANDER SMITH
Horrific graffiti depicting far-right and antisemitic imagery has been painted onto an underpass in Poole. It depicts a Nazi party logo and a slogan, as well as the logo of British far-right party the National Front. Rabbi at the Bournemouth reform synagogue, Maurice Michaels, said that it was ‘frightening’ to see antisemitic graffiti in an area with a large Jewish community.
GERMANY SAW 2,480 ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS IN 2022, MONITORING GROUP SAYS
By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
A group tracking antisemitism in Germany said Tuesday that it documented 2,480 incidents in the country last year — just under seven incidents per day on average. In its annual report, the Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism, or RIAS, said that while it registered a slight decrease in antisemitic incidents in 2022, compared to the year before, there were nine incidents of extreme violence — the highest number of such cases since nationwide record keeping began in 2017.
CANADA: ANTISEMITIC, ANTI-BLACK GRAFFITI FOUND ON PETERBOROUGH CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
By GREG DAVIS
Police in Peterborough are investigating after antisemitic and anti-Black graffiti was discovered on a Catholic school in the city on Monday morning. According to the Peterborough Police Service, investigators believe that sometime between Saturday and Sunday the graffiti was painted on St. Paul’s Catholic Elementary School on Hilliard Street.
JEWISH FAR-RIGHT FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ÉRIC ZEMMOUR ALLEGEDLY TARGETED WITH ‘ANTISEMITIC’ INSULTS AT TRAIN STATION
By BEN COHEN
An executive of France’s national labor union, the CGT, was taken into police custody after he allegedly hurled antisemitic insults at Éric Zemmour — the Jewish far right maverick who launched a failed bid for the country’s presidency in 2022 — as the two waited for a train on Wednesday afternoon to the city of Limoges in southwestern France.
SOUTH AFRICA: ATTACK ON HERZLIA ‘A SHAMEFUL POLITICAL PLOY’
By TALI FEINBERG
The African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), apparently desperate to deflect attention from their support of Russia and gain votes, have chosen to target a Jewish school in Cape Town, hoping to sow division and attain popularity. Wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh, EFF Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) Aishah Cassiem called for United Herzlia Schools to be “deregistered, based on the school being pro-Israel” during a debate in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on 15 June.
PUTIN’S TOP PROPAGANDIST ATTACKS ISRAEL FOR BETRAYING MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST, SAYS KYIV WILL ‘DESTROY ALL THE JEWS IN UKRAINE’
ROCKET FROM JENIN FIRED AT ISRAEL, LANDS IN PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Palestinians launched two rockets toward sovereign Israel from the Jenin area on Monday morning, the IDF reported. They landed inside Palestinian Authority territory without hitting any Israelis or Israeli locations. It was the first time a rocket was fired at Israel from the West Bank in 18 years.
PALESTINE ISLAMIC SCHOLARS ASSOCIATION MEMBER HUSSEIN QASEM: THE JEWS ARE THE ENEMIES OF HUMANITY; WE ARE THIRSTY FOR THEIR BLOOD
Analysis & op-eds
studies & statistics
THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION IN THE ARAB AND MUSLIM WORLD – PAST AND PRESENT
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are one of two antisemitic conspiracy theories borrowed by Arab and Muslim antisemitism from Western Christian antisemitism (the second is the blood libel). These conspiracy theories draw their legitimacy in the Arab and Muslim world from ancient Islamic and Christian foundations according to which Jews are devious and malicious enemies of God.
NEW ANTISEMITISM STATISTICS FROM GERMANY’S MOST POPULOUS STATE WORRY OFFICIALS, JEWISH LEADERS
By BEN COHEN
government & policy update
MAYOR ADAMS ANNOUNCES CREATION OF NEW YORK CITY'S FIRST JEWISH ADVISORY COUNCIL
By NEW YORK CITY
New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the formation of the city’s first-ever Jewish Advisory Council. Members of the newly-formed council will focus on all issues affecting Jewish New Yorkers, including public safety, quality of life, and education, and will ensure Jewish communities across New York City are connected with all of the city’s resources and services available.
MARIETTA MAYOR TO LAWMAKERS: PASS BILL COMBATING ANTISEMITISM
By MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL
The legislation would create an official state definition of antisemitism, and explicitly direct the state to consider antisemitic acts as having “discriminatory intent.” The bill would bring antisemitism under the umbrella of Georgia’s existing hate crimes law, and Carson said it would make using swastikas or other Nazi imagery to terrorize someone a crime.
HOME SECRETARY AND JEWISH COMMUNITY LEADERS SAY LACK OF ANTISEMITIC HATE CRIME ARRESTS IS 'UNACCEPTABLE'
By DAVID ROSE
The lack of action in bringing the perpetrators of antisemitic hate crimes to justice “is unacceptable”, Jewish Community leaders and the Home Secretary have agreed. The point was made during a meeting of a new government taskforce set up to improve the police response to antisemitism this week.
‘DISGUSTED’: CONGRESSIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CHAIR ANNOUNCES BOYCOTT OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH OVER ISRAEL TREATMENT
HOW THE EU ANTISEMITISM WARRIOR BECAME A DEFENDER OF KOSHER SLAUGHTER, CIRCUMCISION
By CANAAN LIDOR
Four years into her stint as the European Union’s coordinator on combating antisemitism, Katharina von Schnurbein asked her boss to add the words “and Fostering Jewish Life” to her official job title. The change in 2019 reflected a professional evolution for von Schnurbein, whom European Jewish Congress President Ariel Muzicant calls the “biggest and strongest ally the Jewish people have” in the EU apparatus.