The CAM Antisemitism Research Center tracked a total of 152 reports of antisemitic incidents worldwide in June 2023, marking a daily average of 5.1 — a 20.4% decrease from the previous month.
CAM’s Monthly Antisemitism Report classifies incidents of Jew-hatred (including physical assault, verbal harassment, vandalism, and hate speech) by the ideologies of the perpetrators.
Overall, CAM has tracked 912 antisemitic incidents in the first six months of 2023, an average of 5.0 incidents per day, compared to 1,026 incidents during the same period in 2022 (5.7 incidents per day). In all of 2022, CAM tallied an average of 5.3 antisemitic incidents daily.
Of June 2023’s incidents, 60.5% (92) had far-right motives (compared to 53.0% of 2022’s yearly total), while 15.8% (24) had Islamist motives (compared to 14.0% of 2022’s yearly total) and 11.2% (17) had far-left motives (compared to 13.5 % of 2022’s yearly total). The remainder — 12.5% (19) — had unidentifiable motives (compared to 19.5% of 2022’s yearly total).
Also in June, CAM monitored 11 physical threats against Jews, as well as 55 incidents of antisemitic vandalism.
Robert Bowers, the white supremacist gunman who murdered 11 Jewish worshipers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in 2018, was found guilty in mid-June of 63 federal hate crimes and civil rights offenses stemming from the attack.
Bowers also faces 36 state charges in Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, which occurred during Shabbat morning services on Oct. 27, 2018, was the deadliest act of antisemitic violence in U.S. history.
Robert Bowers, the gunman who committed the heinous act of killing 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in 2018, perpetrating the most devastating attack on Jewish worshippers in American history, has been convicted by a federal jury.
While the families of the…
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) June 16, 2023
Israel rejected a report published by the UN Human Rights Council’s “Commission of Inquiry” that accused the Jewish state of pursuing an “intentional strategy” of “delegitimizing and silencing” Palestinian “civil society” groups.
The Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN and International Organizations in Geneva firmly denounced the report, stating, “The Commission of Inquiry against Israel has no legitimacy. It never had.”
The United Nations’ General Assembly has released its Report on the of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
The report is filled with slander, inaccuracies and outright biases.
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) June 9, 2023
Also in June, the first-ever delegation of senior legal advisers and human rights experts from permanent missions to the United Nations in Geneva visited Israel to witness firsthand insights into Israel’s institutions, legal framework, vibrant and diverse population, and active civil society sector.
An inaugural delegation of legal advisers from the United States, Italy, Greece, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, and Kenya based at the @UN in Geneva have landed in Israel and will spend the next several days learning about the country’s legal system, human rights, and… pic.twitter.com/xp2NDPauz7
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) June 5, 2023
There were eleven new adoptions of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in June — by the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo; Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Province of Jujuy, Argentina; City of Tandil, Argentina; City of Huntington, West Virginia; Italian National Press Federation; Order of Journalists of Lazio, Italy; Italian Referees Association; FEDIAP Organization, Argentina; National Interuniversity Council, Argentina; and Ahmadia Muslim Community, Argentina.
The full monthly report can be viewed here.
For more information on CAM’s antisemitism incidents data, which is collected on a weekly basis, visit: combatantisemitism.org/research