Weekly Report – October 19
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.
Since Hamas’ brutal massacre of more than 1,300 Israelis on Oct. 7, Jewish communities worldwide have faced a wave of antisemitic acts incited by events in the Middle East. From San Francisco to New York. and Paris to Vienna, thousands of demonstrators have celebrated Hamas’ barbaric actions and called for violence against Jews.
In a despicable display of antisemitism in Sydney, Australia, anti-Israel protestors chanted “gas the Jews.” In New York City, marchers shouted “Israel go to hell.” In San Francisco, the windows of a downtown bank were vandalized with antisemitic graffiti. In the UK, former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to condemn Hamas’ blatant crimes against humanity and attempted to draw a moral equivalence between the Israeli military and the genocidal Palestinian terrorist group, Hamas.
In the city of Arras in northeastern France, a man fatally stabbed a teacher at a school in an attack authorities believed was linked to Israel’s war with Hamas. In Berlin, multiple homes were defaced with Stars of David amid a significant rise in violent antisemitic incidents across Germany over the last week. In Australia, three men were arrested after performing a Nazi salute outside of the Holocaust Museum in Sydney.
Shock waves reverberating from the Hamas slaughter in southern Israel were felt on college campuses across the United States. At the University of Pennsylvania, hundreds of students and faculty staged a pro-Hamas walkout. At Stanford University, an instructor was suspended after ordering Jewish students to take their belongings and stand in a corner, telling them, “This is what Israel does to the Palestinians.”
Dozens of campuses across the U.S. saw students calling for “intifadas” and support of the “the resistance.” At the University of Wisconsin, pro-Hamas protestors chanted “glory to the martyrs.” At George Mason University, students recited: “They’ve got tanks, we’ve got hang gliders, glory to the resistance fighters.”
Following a report from Gaza about an explosion near a hospital, media outlets around the world accepted a Hamas’ narrative that Israel was to blame for the incident which resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties. Despite extensive evidence demonstrating that Palestinian Islamic Jihad was to responsible for the misfiring of a rocket, many outlets and policymakers failed to make retractions or issue apologies. This misreporting sent shockwaves resulting in riottess protests in many cities and the firebombing of a synagogue in Germany, the destruction of a synagogue in Tunisia.
The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is proud to stand with all Israelis and Diaspora Jews at this perilous moment in history. To support Israel in this hour of dire need, CAM has launched an Israel Emergency Support Fund, raising more than $200,000 so far. Your donations are being matched by CAM donors and will have a powerful impact in providing urgent aid to those affected by Hamas’ assault on Israel.
This Week’s Global Antisemitism Report highlights 106 new reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 14 (13.21%) from the far-right, 44 (41.51%) from the far-left, 40 (37.74%) with Islamist motivations, and 8 (7.54%) unidentifiable in nature.
CALLS FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST JEWS ROSE BY 1,200% WITH NYC EMERGING AS EPICENTER OF THREATS
By MELISSA KOENIG
A shocking new report suggests the number of antisemitic posts online increased 1,200% since Hamas began its terror attack in Israel on October 7 — with New York City emerging as an epicenter for this hate. The Antisemitism Cyber Security Monitoring System found that between October 7 and October 10, at least 157,000 posts calling for violence against Israel, Zionists and Jews were made online, according to a survey obtained by the Jerusalem Post.
SAN FRANCISCO POLICE INVESTIGATE ANTI-ISRAELI GRAFFITI ON MARKET STREET STOREFRONT AS A HATE CRIME
By DAVE PEHLING
The San Francisco branch of the Jewish Community Relations Council posted on social media about the graffiti Sunday afternoon, noting that they were "deeply disturbed" by the vandalism that took place on windows of at least two storefronts on Market Street after a pro-Palestine protest happened near the San Francisco waterfront Saturday afternoon. The post also said that the SFJCRC had "been in touch with city leaders" and the San Francisco police to investigate.
FANS GRILL PRO-WRESTLING LEAGUE FOR MAKING ‘ANTISEMITIC’ JOKE DAYS AFTER HAMAS KILLS 1,000+ ISRAELIS
CALIFORNIA: FLYERS SAYING 'JEWS WAGE WAR ON AMERICAN FREEDOMS!' DISTRIBUTED ACROSS ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY
TRUMP DORAL WELCOMES ANTISEMITE WHO DEFENDS NAZIS, PORTRAYS JEWISH PEOPLE AS THE ENEMY, AND SPREADS HOLOCAUST DENIAL
LISTEN TO BREAKTHROUGH NEWS HOST EUGENE PURYEAR CELEBRATING THE MURDER, RAPE, AND BEHEADING OF INNOCENT JEWISH CIVILIANS OUTSIDE THE ISRAELI CONSULATE IN NYC
OHIO MAN ACCUSED OF BEING ANTISEMITE CAUGHT ON DOORCAM SAYING ‘YOU ZIONIST PIGS ARE F—KING DISGUSTING’
UK SEES A MASSIVE 581% RISE IN ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS SINCE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR
By FIRST POST
According to the most recent figures, the Community Security Trust (CST), which speaks for British Jews on racial and policing problems, said it had documented events it deemed to be “anti-Jewish hate” over the course of 10 days. According to the charity, just 47 instances were reported over this same period in 2022, a rise of 581%.
GERMAN AUTHORITIES BRACE FOR ‘WAVE’ OF ANTISEMITIC VIOLENCE AS ISRAELI OPERATION IN GAZA INTENSIFIES
By BEN COHEN
German authorities are expecting a “wave” of antisemitic violence as the global spillover triggered by last Saturday’s invasion of southern Israel by Hamas terrorists continues to impact Jewish communities around the world. An internal report commissioned by Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) forecast that protests in solidarity with the Palestinians are expected in several locations, including Jewish communal buildings and US military bases in the country, according to reports on Friday in several local news outlets.
STAR OF DAVID IS GRAFFITIED ON JEWISH HOMES IN BERLIN AFTER HAMAS ATTACKS ON ISRAEL - IN CHILLING ECHO OF ANTISEMITIC PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS UNDER THE NAZIS
TORONTO - 'ISRAEL TERROR STATE' GRAFFITI WAS FOUND SPRAY PAINTED IN A PREDOMINATELY JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD
By STOP ANTISEMITISM
"Israel Terror State" graffiti was found spray painted in bright orange in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in Toronto.
ARRAS: FRENCH TEACHER STABBED TO DEATH IN ‘ISLAMIST TERROR’ SAID LINKED TO GAZA FIGHTING
By KENAN AUGEARD
A Chechen-origin man fatally stabbed a teacher and severely wounded three other adults Friday at a school in northeastern France, with authorities suggesting a probable link to Israel’s war with Hamas. The attack, denounced by President Emmanuel Macron as an act of “Islamist terror,” was in the town of Arras which has large Jewish and Muslim populations.
THREE MEN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED NAZI SALUTE OUTSIDE SYDNEY JEWISH MUSEUM
By TAMSIN ROSE
Police were called to the Darlinghurst museum shortly before noon, where they proceeded to arrest the men. They were taken to Kings Cross police station and later charged with behaving in offensive manner near a public place and knowingly displaying a Nazi symbol without excuse.
AUSTRALIA: ‘HATEFUL AND COWARDLY’: MELBOURNE TRAIN PROTEST PROBED AFTER NAZI SALUTES, ANTISEMITIC THREATS
TWO COPS HURT, ONE SERIOUSLY, IN TERROR SHOOTING NEAR JERUSALEM OLD CITY
By EMANUEL FABIAN
Two officers were wounded, including one seriously, in a shooting attack near the Shalem.
PRO-IRAN LEBANESE TV CHANNEL POSTS HEBREW LANGUAGE VIDEO 'TO THE OCCUPATION SETTLERS': THE SOLUTION FOR ROCKET ATTACKS IS FOR YOU TO LEAVE PALESTINE, AS FAST AS A ROCKET
DR. MAHMOUD AL-SHAJRAWI OF THE PALESTINE SCHOLARS ASSOCIATION IN THE DIASPORA: A 'WONDERFUL' NEW FATWA PERMITS KILLING ISRAELIS WHEREVER THEY MAY BE – IN PALESTINE, ISRAEL, OR ABROAD
HIZBULLAH-AFFILIATED LEBANESE RESEARCHER HABIB FAYYAD: THERE ARE NO CIVILIANS IN ISRAEL; I’M NOT SAYING THAT EVERY ISRAELI 5-YEAR-OLD SHOULD BE KILLED - THEY CAN BE TAKEN AND PLACED IN A KINDERGARTEN
THE IRANIAN REGIME'S MEDIA CAMPAIGNS TO RECRUIT IRANIAN CITIZENS TO BE SENT TO 'FIGHT THE ZIONIST REGIME IN PALESTINE'
IRANIAN TV HOST: 'THERE SHOULD BE NO MERCY FOR ISRAELI WOMEN OR OLD LADIES WOUNDED OR KILLED IN THE HAMAS INVASION OF ISRAEL – TO HELL WITH THEM!'
HAMAS LEADER MASHAAL CALLS FOR DAY OF 'RAGE' AGAINST ZIONISTS AND AMERICANS BY MUSLIMS AND ARABS ALL AROUND THE WORLD
PA PRIME MINISTER TELLS GAZANS TO IGNORE ISRAEL’S EVACUATION WARNINGS AND STAY HOME AS HUMAN SHIELDS FOR HAMAS
PALESTINIAN STUDENTS AND SUPPORTERS WALK OUT OF CLASSES AS DONORS ACCUSE PENN OF ANTISEMITISM AND CLOSE THEIR CHECKBOOKS
By SUSAN SNYDER
Several hundred University of Pennsylvania faculty, students, and other supporters of Palestinians walked out of classes Monday morning and called on the university to do more for its Palestinian students. They were particularly upset that president Liz Magill’s statement to the campus community on Sunday, denouncing antisemitism and calling out the Hamas attacks on Israel the week before, never mentioned Palestinians or the deaths of people in Gaza.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: NEARLY TWO DOZEN PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY GROUPS RELEASE OPEN LETTER, JOINT STATEMENT
By SABRINA TICER WURR
Nearly two dozen Columbia student groups released public statements this week calling for student advocacy for Palestinian students and engagement with activism efforts on campus after the conflict in Israel and Gaza intensified over the weekend. Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine published an open letter on Monday demanding the University to “start verbally acknowledging Palestinian existence and humanity.” Twenty other Palestinian solidarity groups released a joint statement urging Columbia to “end its ties with” what they characterized as “apartheid Israel.”
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: GENERAL STUDIES STUDENT ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED IN FRONT OF BUTLER LIBRARY, SUSPECT ARRESTED
By REBECCA MASSEL, ISABELLA RAMIREZ, AND ESHA KARAM
STANFORD INSTRUCTOR REMOVED FOR TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AS ‘COLONIZERS’ AFTER HAMAS ATTACK ON ISRAEL
PRO-HAMAS PROTESTERS AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY CHANT 'THEY’VE GOT TANKS WE’VE GOT HANG GLIDERS, GLORY TO THE RESISTANCE FIGHTERS'
YORK UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION PRAISES THE 'STRONG ACT OF RESISTANCE' PERPETRATED AGAINST 'SO-CALLED ISRAEL' ON SATURDAY
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY STUDENT AMINA DALIEH - 'PALESTINIANS HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO RESIST IN THE WAY THEY ARE RESISTING'
MIKA TOSCA, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO SAYS 'ISRAELIS ARE PIGS'
Analysis & op-eds
RASHIDA TLAIB'S FAILURE TO CONDEMN HAMAS ATROCITIES HIGHLIGHTS INSIDIOUSNESS OF ANTISEMITISM
By AVI BENLOLO
FOR DENOUNCING HAMAS'S ATROCITIES, STUDENTS AT NORTHEASTERN DEMANDED I BE INVESTIGATED
By YONI MICHANIE
government & policy update
BIDEN MEETS WITH ISRAELI OFFICIALS AMID HAMAS ROCKET BARRAGES
By JERUSALEM POST
The IDF will do everything it can to prevent harm to civilians during its military campaign against Hamas in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised US President Joe Biden during his visit to Tel Aviv on Wednesday. “As we proceed during this war Israel will do everything it can to keep civilians out of harm’s way. We have asked them and will continue to ask them to move to safer areas.
STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT VON DER LEYEN WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU
By PRESIDENT VON DER LEYEN
"They aim to eradicate Jewish life from the land, and they took action. This is the most heinous assault against Jews since the Holocaust. We thought this could never happen again, yet it did. In the face of this unspeakable tragedy, there is only one possible response: Europe stands with Israel."
RISHI SUNAK PROMISES TO KEEP JEWISH COMMUNITY SAFE AS ANTISEMITISM GROWS
By CHRISTY COONEY AND RUTH COMERFORD
The prime minister reiterated that support for Hamas, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the UK government, is illegal and could be punishable by up to 14 years in jail. Mr Sunak said he had spoken to the Israeli prime minister about the need to "minimize the impact on civilians in Gaza".
FOREIGN STUDENTS AND ACADEMICS WHO PRAISE HAMAS OR COMMIT ANTISEMITIC ACTS RISK BEING EXPELLED FROM BRITAIN UNDER HOME OFFICE PLANS IN WAKE OF ISRAEL ATTACKS
HUNDREDS OF GERMANS FORM ‘HUMAN SHIELD’ TO PROTECT BERLIN SYNAGOGUE
By TIMES OF ISRAEL
An estimated 350 people stood outside of Berlin’s Fraenkelufer Synagogue last Friday to symbolically protect it during a day that the Hamas terror group called for international protest action against Israel. Hamas called for a “day of rage” against Israel as a follow-up to the terror group’s murderous October 7 assault, during which masses of gunmen invaded Israel and killed over 1,300 people, at least a thousand of whom were civilians.