The Los Angeles City Council unanimously
adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, which was also endorsed
the same day by the Montgomery County Council in Maryland.
As antisemitism rises in the Netherlands, Dutch Justice Minister Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius is working
to ban Holocaust denial, while also planning to take stronger action against online antisemitism, and in football stadiums. A new European Union Fundamentral Rights Agency Report found
that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has fueled online antisemitism, causing disinformation and hatred against Jews to “flourish.”
The United States, The Netherlands, Guatemala, Germany, Australia, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Marshall Islands, Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Canada, Liberia, Italy, Uruguay, Micronesia, and the European Union all spoke out against
the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Israel, condemning its bias and the past “Jewish lobby”
statement made by one of its members.
U.S. Congressmen Brad Sherman
and Josh Gottheimer strongly condemned the recent ban of Zionists by several student groups at UC Berkley Law School, with Gottheimer calling
on the Department of Education to investigate the school for allowing antisemitism.
Two traditionally dress Jewish youths were attacked in seperate incidents in New York City
, and a 70-year-old Kippah-wearing man in Toronto was assaulted
in an unprovoked attacked by a man yelling antisemitic slurs. In Cologne, Germany, a 22-year-old Jewish man was attacked by two Syrian men
who insulted him and punched him in the face.
A truck with a message
reading “Jews did 9/11”
drove through Long Island, NY, and a “Mitzvah Truck” in New York City was vandalized
with “Free Palestine”
grafitti. Swastikas were found
left on the lawn of a Jewish family’s home in Massachusetts, and a Jewish community center in Michigan received
a called-in threat prompting an evacuation.
NBA star Kyrie Irving was the latest celebrity to share anti-Jewish content
on social media, drawing widespread rebuke
. An antisemitic projection
reading “Kanye is right about the Jews!”
was illuminated on the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, following the conclusion of a high-profile game between the University of Florida and University of Georgia football teams.
On campus, an individual was arrested
at the University at Albany for placing antisemitic stickers around campus, a threatening antisemitic note was left at Brown RISD Hillel
, and at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, an individual dressed
up as Adolf Hitler for Halloween.
This week’s global antisemitism report
highlights 53 new media reports of antisemitic incidents
. The total includes 33 (62.3%) from the far-right, 4 (7.5%) from the far-left, 5 (9.4%) with Islamist motivations, and 11 (20.8%) unidentifiable in nature.