Just days after the UK outlawed the political wing of Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist affiliated with its political wing dressed up as an orthodox Jew and opened fire on Jewish civilians. The East Jerusalem school teacher murdered a young man and injured several others. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority continued to incite against Israelis by exploiting World Children’s Day to repeat its libel that Israel deliberately targets, and even murders Palestinian children.
Fabio Meroni, a far-right anti-Vaccine Italian lawmaker, referred to Holocaust survivor and lifetime Senator Liliana Segre, who has publicly supported Italy’s vaccination campaign, by the number that was tattooed on her arm while she was interred at Auschwitz. Elsewhere in Europe, antisemitic expressions were present this week at anti-vaccine protests in Austria, The Netherlands, and Belgium.
In a modern-day blood libel, a British student was assigned course material that blamed American police violence on “Zionist tactics.” Following the UK Labour Party leader’s proclamation against anti-Zionist antisemitism, two more party members and a union leader were placed under investigation or expelled for antisemitism. In the U.S., a Jewish man was assaulted and had his yarmulke stolen in Manhattan, and a Jewish community center in Ohio was the recipient of a bomb threat.
In observance of Thanksgiving, this week’s shorter global report highlights 32 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 14 (43.8%) from the far-right, 10 (31.3%) from the far-left, 4 (12.5%) with Islamist motivations, and 4 (12.5%) unidentifiable in nature.