The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) was honored to present Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guatemala Mario Búcaro with the first-ever Diplomatic Advocate for Israel Award at the second annual Central America-Israel Forum in Panama.
Fourteen countries in the region took part in this year’s forum,which brought together Jewish and Christian leaders alongside dignitaries to strengthen ties and shared values between Christians and Jews, and between Latin America and Israel.
The city of Toronto launched a new public awareness campaign to address rising antisemitism in Canada’s largest city.
Members of the EU Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee held United Nations Relief and Works Agency Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini to account over the promotion of antisemitism, terrorism, and martyrdom in textbooks used by UNRWA schools.
Reiterating his country’s commitment to combating antisemitism, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Germany “cannot be indifferent whenever antisemitism resurges…There can be only one response: “We cannot tolerate any form of antisemitism.”
Meanwhile, a group of Neo-Nazis gathered to perform a ‘Heil Hitler” salute outside the Adelaide Holocaust Museum in Australia. Polish police arrested leaders of the U.S.-based Goyim Defense League, which has been responsible for dozens of antisemitic flyering campaigns, after they held disturbing signs outside the gates of the Auschwitz extermination camp, reading “Shoah the ADL,” and “Greenblatt suck 6 million d**ks.”
Fans of two Italian soccer teams are being investigated for antisemitic chants, Jewish cemeteries were vandalized in Germany and South Africa, and antisemitic grafitti was found at two California universities, as students return to campus.
A Pro-Palestinian YouTuber accosted Haredi Jews in New York City, and the government of Kuwait closed a store, and is taking legal action against its proprietor for selling two items that featured a Jewish star.
This week’s global antisemitism report highlights 26 new media reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 17 (65.4%) from the far-right, 0 (0.0%) from the far-left, 5 (19.2%) with Islamist motivations, and 4 (15.4%) unidentifiable in nature.