In the United States, an African-American woman was arrested after dousing a Jewish school in Brooklyn with gasoline and lighting it on fire. Police in New York are also searching for two men wanted for a drunken antisemitic assault on a Jewish man in which the attackers yelled, “Jews shouldn’t exist…Islam faith is the most purest.”
Ahead of the third anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting, Neo-Nazi flyers extolling Hitler were posted on a California synagogue. Meanwhile, the DC chapter of the progressive environmentalist Sunrise Movement boycotted a voting rights rally over the participation of “Zionist groups” – namely three mainstream liberal Jewish organizations representing millions of American Jews.
On campus, three Massachusetts colleges experienced antisemitic vandalisms, including at Northeastern University Hillel – where a mezuzah on a building entrance was destroyed. Two Colorado high schools simultaneously experienced vile antisemitic vandalism and a Texas public school administrator instructed educators to teach opposing viewpoints on the Holocaust.
In Europe, a Neo-Nazi group projected the phrase “Holocaust was a scam,” on a synagogue in Malmo, Sweden. Two Jewish children were assaulted in London’s Stamford Hill neighborhood, and an Islamist preacher justified the shocking terrorist murder of British MP David Amess based on the late MP’s pro-Israel views.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 41 new antisemitic incidents reported by the media. The total includes 19 (46.3%) from the far-right, 7 (17.1%) from the far-left, 7 (17.1%) with Islamist motivations, and 8 (19.5%) unidentifiable in nature. The diversity of antisemitic incidents this week from across the ideological spectrum, and notably from the center of society, is a prescient reminder of the need to combat all forms of contemporary Jew-hatred.