Greece has begun drafting
the nation’s first-ever comprehensive national action plan against antisemitism, which will include contributions from various ministries, public bodies, and the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece.
The Biden Administration announced
an effort to increase pressure on the Arab League over its boycott of Israel. Under the policy, the U.S. Commerce Department will increase fines for violations of the anti-boycott law, and increase its focus on foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies.
Widespread condemnation was levied against American celebrity Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, after the music icon spewed sometimes violent antisemitic rhetoric to his tens of millions of followers on Instagram
, in a pre-recorded interview
over the last week. Ye’s threat of “going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,”
linking Jewish ‘FINANCIAL ENGINEERING’
to Hanukkah, and antisemitic tropes about former Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner
, resulted in his suspension from major social media platforms.
During the Jewish festival of Sukkot, a Sukkah was vandalized
in New York City, a synagogue
in Ontario was vandalized with antisemitic stickers, and a young Jewish man was punched
in the chest in Brooklyn by a perpetrator yelling “F–k you, Jew.”
Swastikas were scrawled on Jewish newspaper
stands in New York City, on a Jewish deli
in Portland, Oregan, and at a Jewish cemetery
in Chemnitz, Germany. The Israeli ambassador in Berlin slammed
a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany party for dancing on the country’s Holocaust memorial to 6 million murdered Jews.
On campus in the past week, Wellesley University’s student newspaper editorial board not only endorsed
the BDS movement, but also the antisemitic Mapping Project
which calls for the dismantling
of the Jewish community in Massachusetts. At George Washington University, students protested
outside the Hillel Jewish student center on the second night of Sukkot, with signs reading “War Criminals GTFO,” and calling for an intifada. Days earlier, signs appeared
on campus reading ‘ZIONISTS F*** OFF.’
At Indiana University, a Jewish student’s mezuzah was ripped
off the door and set on fire, and students associated with the College Republicans at the University of Wisconsin-La Cross chalked
“Kanye is Right,” and “Defcon III” on campus. Incidents were also reported at Tufts University, Georgia State
, and Ithaca College.
This week’s global antisemitism report
highlights 45 new media reports of antisemitic incidents
. The total includes 28 (62.2%) from the far-right, 8 (17.8%) from the far-left, 4 (8.9%) with Islamist motivations, and 5 (11.1%) unidentifiable in nature.