The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) has called on authorities around the world to act immediately to ensure the safety and security of Jews and Jewish communities as threats against them continue to rise. Earlier today, a flight from Israel to the Russian Republic of Dagestan was forced to divert from its intended destination after rioters stormed the Makhachkala airport, seeking to attack any Jews on the flight.
“This latest outrageous attempted lynching in Dagestan, coupled with many other events around the world, including the ‘Flood Brooklyn for Gaza’ event on Saturday, demonstrate sadly that this is open season on Jews,” CEO of CAM Sacha Roytman Dratwa said. “We call on authorities to use all the tools at their disposal to act against antisemites.”
“Genocidal chants are being heard on the streets of Europe, the U.S., and around the world, and all we hear are excuses,” he added. “Law enforcement agencies should be given the green light to show zero tolerance to hate, incitement, and violence, because blood will be shed soon if they don’t.”
Since the massacre of Israelis by Hamas on October 7th, CAM has been tracking a wave of antisemitic acts incited by events in the Middle East. These incidents have included violent attacks, hateful conduct and speech, and vandalism.
A regularly updated database of these incidents can be accessed HERE.
A lynch mob stormed the Makhachkala airport in Russia’s Republic of Dagestan on Sunday searching for passengers who had arrived on a flight from Israel.
The rioters, some with Palestinian flags, rampaged in the terminal and on the tarmac, even stopping cars to check passports. pic.twitter.com/SceOjhPTRN
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) October 29, 2023