Government representatives from Israel and France, alongside members of the French Jewish community met in Paris to collaborate in the struggle against antisemitism in France.
Top government officials, community leaders, and NGOs gathered in Panama City for the Central America-Israel Forum, celebrating the Jewish state’s deep and longstanding ties with the region. At Parlatino, the Latin American Parliament, more than 300 participants from 14 countries discussed relations between Central America, Israel, and the United States, and addressed challenges and opportunities in the global fight against Jew-hatred.
The rabbi of the Jewish community of Potsdam, Germany, was targeted while visiting Berlin for a doctor’s appointment. Rabbi Ariel Kirzon stood with his son at a subway station while speaking in Hebrew, when a man walked toward him, intentionally bumped him, and shouted, “You filthy Jew.”
Hamilton, Ontario police arrested a 22-year-old man after a home break-in during which the man removed a Star of David from the window and proceeded to destroy it.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) issued disciplinary charges against Eintracht Frankfurt and Olympique de Marseille over fan disturbances at their Champions League match, including a Nazi salute performed by a supporter of the German club.
Assailants shot projectiles at an Orthodox Jewish woman in Brooklyn, whose wig helped shield her from serious injury, and a candidate for city council in Chattanooga, Tennessee defended remarks claiming “Jews overwhelmingly joined the Confederacy as a community” and participated disproportionately in the institution of slavery.
On the first day of classes, Jewish students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were startled to discover antisemitic messages drawn in chalk around campus reading, ‘Zionism is genocide and racism, there are 5 Zionist orgs at UW, blood is on their hands,’ and listed all the Jewish groups on campus.
The U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation into a complaint alleging Jewish students at the University of Vermont have faced “severe and persistent antisemitic harassment and discrimination.” The University of Akron in Ohio is investigating a student who on Instagram said “I wanna kill the Zionist who have killed my people for 75 years.”
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 26 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 9 (34.6%) from the far-right, 4 (15.4%) from the far-left, 5 (19.2%) with Islamist motivations, and 8 (30.8%) unidentifiable in nature.