Eighteen U.S. State Treasurers wrote a letter to investment rating firm Morningstar over concern its ESG subsidiary unfairly targets Israel by using antisemitic sources and criteria for investment ratings in the Jewish state.
Canada’s government announced extra steps to ensure the federal government anti-racism strategy does not contribute to more racism, and will conduct an “extensive review” of the funding that is being distributed through the strategy.
The New York Police Department increased patrols near Brooklyn synagogues amid a surge in antisemitic assaults, and France will proceed with the deportation of an imam who incited violence against Jews.
A 34-year-old Jewish man, Eyal Hadad, was murdered in Longperrier, France, and the suspected perpetrator, Mohamed Dridi, confessed to an antisemitic motive, according to media reports. Dridi killed Hadad with an ax blow to the head and also burned his face to prevent him from being identified. Dridi initially said he had attacked Hadad over an unpaid 100 euro debt, but subsequently admitted to killing him for being Jewish.
In support of a Students for Justice in Palestine campaign, several Berkeley Law student groups adopted a ‘no Zionist speaker’ policy, and Neo-Nazis hung banners at University of California, Davis including one that read “Holocaust is an anti-White lie.”
Neo-Nazis demonstrated for the second time this summer in the Tampa, Florida area, displaying Nazi flags and banners reading “End abortion, Save white babies,” and another with the word “problem” alongside a Star of David.
CST, Britain’s Jewish community security group, issued warnings to Jewish schools after sacked Bristol University professor and accused antisemite David Miller used his show on Iran’s state-run Press TV to claim UK Jewish schools were influencing students to promote Zionism. Meanwhile, a synagogue and Jewish school were vandalized in London by a perpetrator who said “I will take you Jews to Africa & burn you”.
A swastika was drawn on a Holocaust monument in Croatia, and the phrase “Jews to the oven” was drawn on a local Democratic Party headquarters in northern Italy.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 28 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 13 (46.4%) from the far-right, 4 (14.3%) from the far-left, 10 (35.7%) with Islamist motivations, and 1 (3.6%) unidentifiable in nature.