Through September, CAM Tracks Daily Average of 5.4 Antisemitic Incidents in 2022
The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) Information Hub tracked a total of 105 antisemitic incidents reported in the media worldwide in September 2022, marking a daily average of 3.5 incidents.
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 1,476 antisemitic incidents in the media in the first nine months of 2022, an average of 5.4 incidents per day, compared to 1,561 incidents during the same period in 2021 — a 5.4 % decrease. In all of 2021, CAM tracked an average of 6.1 antisemitic incidents reported in the media daily.
Of September 2022’s incidents, 45.7% (48) had far-right motives (compared to 44.2% of 2021’s total), while 18.1% (19) had Islamist motives (compared to 19.1% of 2021’s total), and 12.4% (13) had far-left motives (compared to 19.1% of 2021’s total). The remainder — 23.8% (25) — had unidentifiable motives (compared to 17.7 % of 2021’s total).
Also in September, CAM monitored nine physical threats against Jews, as well as 49 incidents of antisemitic vandalism.
As Jewish communities worldwide celebrated Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), antisemitic flyers were distributed near the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor by the neo-Nazi Goyim Defense League and the house of a Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), was vandalized in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Meanwhile, regional leaders came together in Panama for the second annual Central America-Israel Forum, where they discussed contemporary relations between Central America, Israel, and the United States, and addressed challenges and opportunities in the global fight against antisemitism.
Also, CAM and CAMERA on Campus hosted an online panel discussion highlighting students engaged in the fight against antisemitism and the defense of journalistic ethics and also announced the launch of a new campus media contest to encourage the publication of articles in student papers to counter antisemitic and anti-Zionist narratives.
There was six new adoptions of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in September — by Wichita, Kansas; West Hollywood, California; Broward County, Florida; Province of Alberta, Canada; Florida Democratic Party; and Bagnara Calabra, Italy.
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/newsletters