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Anti-Semitism Monitor

BY IRA N. FORMAN   2021  |  in Jewish World

The Anti-Semitism Monitor reports anti-Semitic incidents around the world by country and date on a weekly basis. View incidents from 2020, 2019 and 2018.

Anti-Semitism Monitor

The Anti-Semitism Monitor reports anti-Semitic incidents around the world by country and date on a weekly basis.
View incidents from 2020, 2019 and 2018.

BY IRA N. FORMAN  |  2021

Ukraine, February 16: Report on anti-Semitic incidents in Ukraine in 2020 finds approximately same levels as in 2019 

Australia, February 18: Congregants outside of Brisbane synagogue are punched, spat at, and assaulted with anti-Semitic language 

France, February 18: Jewish police officer finds swastika and the words “dirty Jew” scrawled on his locker in his Paris area police precinct 

Bulgaria, February 19: European Court of Human Rights finds Bulgarian courts erred in ignoring complaints that a far-right politician was inciting hate of Jews and Roma 

United Kingdom, February 22: Outcry over Professor at Bristol University who has lectured about a Jewish-Zionist conspiracy underlying Islamophobia 

United States, February 22: Jewish former Bronx school superintendent alleges in a lawsuit she was discriminated against on antisemitic, racial, and gender grounds 

Founded in 2018, Moment’s Anti-Semitism Monitor is a carefully fact-checked website of anti-Semitic incidents around the world. It is curated by one of the world’s top anti-Semitism experts—Ira N. Forman, the former U.S. Special Envoy of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, who now teaches at Georgetown University and is a senior fellow at the Washington, DC-based Moment Institute. At a time of rising anti-Semitism and the proliferation of disinformation, the Anti-Semitism Monitor is a critical resource used by government officials, Human Rights NGOs, the public, academics, students and the media, including The Wall Street Journal and the Times of Israel. “Understanding the different ways anti-Semitism manifests itself is absolutely essential if you’re going to learn to counter it,” says Forman.

Moment’s Anti-Semitism Monitor is unique because:

  • It is curated by experts, not algorithms.
  • It is updated on a weekly basis.
  • It provides thoughtful, balanced monthly findings and analysis.
  • It is based on credible news sources and news stories that do not have a strong ideological slant.
  • It illustrates the different nature of anti-Semitism in specific countries and regions.
  • It includes incidents that are not necessarily anti-Semitic in nature but that raise questions of anti-Semitism.
  • It is provided as a public service on a free, easy to use platform that is accessible to all.

Ira N. Forman is a senior fellow at the Moment Institute and a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Jewish Civilization. He is the former U.S. Special Envoy of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. He also serves as the senior advisor for combating anti-Semitism at Human Rights First.

Anti-Semitism Monitor

BY IRA N. FORMAN   2021  |  in Jewish World

The Anti-Semitism Monitor reports anti-Semitic incidents around the world by country and date on a weekly basis. View incidents from 2020, 2019 and 2018.

▾ About the project

Founded in 2018, Moment’s Anti-Semitism Monitor is a carefully fact-checked website of anti-Semitic incidents around the world. It is curated by one of the world’s top anti-Semitism experts—Ira N. Forman, the former U.S. Special Envoy of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, who now teaches at Georgetown University and is a senior fellow at the Washington, DC-based Moment Institute. At a time of rising anti-Semitism and the proliferation of disinformation, the Anti-Semitism Monitor is a critical resource used by government officials, Human Rights NGOs, the public, academics, students and the media, including The Wall Street Journal and the Times of Israel. “Understanding the different ways anti-Semitism manifests itself is absolutely essential if you’re going to learn to counter it,” says Forman.

Moment’s Anti-Semitism Monitor is unique because:

  • It is curated by experts, not algorithms.
  • It is updated on a weekly basis.
  • It provides thoughtful, balanced monthly findings and analysis.
  • It is based on credible news sources and news stories that do not have a strong ideological slant.
  • It illustrates the different nature of anti-Semitism in specific countries and regions.
  • It includes incidents that are not necessarily anti-Semitic in nature but that raise questions of anti-Semitism.
  • It is provided as a public service on a free, easy to use platform that is accessible to all.
▾ About Ira N. Forman

Ira N. Forman is a senior fellow at the Moment Institute and a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Jewish Civilization. He is the former U.S. Special Envoy of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. He also serves as the senior advisor for combating anti-Semitism at Human Rights First.

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RECENT INCIDENTS 

Belgium, January 15: Belgium Jewish leaders criticize Flemish parliament for honoring two known Nazi-era collaborators 

Italy, January 15: Zoom bombers crash the launch of a new book on the Holocaust and shout “Jews we’ll burn you in ovens” 

Canada, January 17: The University of Toronto to form a working group to tackle anti-Semitism on campus 

Morocco, January 17: U.S. State Department and Moroccan NGO, Mimouna, sign memorandum of understanding to fight anti-Semitism and the delegitimization of Israel 

Greece, January 18: Greek Jewish community leaders criticize newspaper for editorial cartoon trivializing the Holocaust 

Spain, January 18: Spanish court exonerates activists who forced boycott of “Zionist artist,” Matisyahu 

Albania

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here. 


Algeria

January 30: Algerian TV outlet calls Moroccan football player honoring Holocaust remembrance a scandal (Morocco World News) Also see Morocco


Argentina

January 25: Orthodox Jewish family are physically and verbally attacked in their car by anti-Semites shouting “Death to the Jews” (JTA) 

February 12: Jewish leader gets police protection after receiving anti-Semitic threats (JTA) 


Armenia

February 12: Holocaust and Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan vandalized (Jerusalem Post)



 

Australia

January 27: Victoria Premier, Daniel Andrews says there is no place for anti-Semitism in Victoria after a right-wing group was found making Nazi salutes in National Park (Australian Associated Press) 

February 6: Man photographed with swastika armband in Melbourne market (SBS News) 

February 18: Congregants outside of Brisbane synagogue are punched, spat at, and assaulted with anti-Semitic language (Australian Jewish News) 


Austria

January 21: Austria presents national strategy against anti-Semitism which includes the protection of synagogues, education and stricter prosecution of hate crimes (ABC News 

February 3: Rapper arrested for broadcasting neo-nazi songs including one tied to Halle synagogue attack (Times of Israel) 


Azerbaijan

No incidents yet reported for 2020. View last year’s list here.


Bahrain

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Belarus

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Belgium

January 15: Belgium Jewish leaders criticize Flemish parliament for honoring two known Nazi-era collaborators (Algemeiner) 

January 22: Anti-Semitism complaint filed against the head of Belgium’s carnival that uses cruel Jewish stereotypes (JTA)

January 25: Antwerp Mayor declares that the city’s Jews are risking a “Wave of Antisemitism” over alleged non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols (Algemeiner) 

January 28: Thirteen-year-old Hareidi boy attacked outside his home a few days after Antwerp Mayor warned about “wave of anti-Semitism” generated by alleged non-compliance by the Jewish community with COVID-19 protocols (Algemeiner) 


Bosnia Herzegovina

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Brazil

January 22: BDS group will teach about anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism at a social justice summit sponsored by a group with a history of anti-Semitic imagery (JTA) 


Bulgaria

February 16: Bulgaria bans pro-fascist march in Sofia for the second year in a row (Algemeiner) 

February 19: European Court of Human Rights finds Bulgarian courts erred in ignoring complaints that a far-right politician was inciting hate of Jews and Roma (JTA) 


Canada

January 14: Man arrested after vandalizing Montreal synagogue with anti-Semitic graffiti (Montreal Gazette

January 17: The University of Toronto to form a working group to tackle anti-Semitism on campus (The Varsity)

January 18: Two men sentenced for 2019 anti-Semitic hate crimes (toronto.com) 

January 24: Anti-Semitic graffiti found in a forest near Royal Roads University (Victoria News) 

January 25: B’nai Brith Canada calls on Carleton University to reject a resolution criticizing the IHRA Working Definition (Algemeiner) 

January 28: Largest Borough in Montreal adopts IHRA working definition in the wake of synagogue vandalism (Algemeiner) 

February 1: B’nai Brith Canada joins legal fight to stop forcing university students to pay fees for BDS (Algemeiner) 

February 4: Canada places Proud Boys on domestic terrorism list (JTA) 

February 4: Montreal police investigate “gas chamber” video on Tik Tok (Algemeiner) 

February 5: The University of Toronto tells Graduate student union to stop forcing students to pay for support of BDS (Algemeiner) 

February 5: Canadian police arrest woman on charges of anti-Semitic vandalism in downtown London, Ontario (Algemeiner) 

February 19: Nationalist party leader arrested for willfully promoting hatred by Royal Canadian Mounted Police after posting anti-Semitic YouTube video (CTV News) 


Chile

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


China

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Colombia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Croatia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Cyprus

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Czech Republic

January 10: Czech Jewish community condemns us of yellow star worn by anti-vaccination protestors (Algemeiner


Denmark

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Egypt

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Eritrea

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Estonia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Ethiopia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



European Union (EU)

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Finland

January 3: French man convicted of attempted assault against TV host who criticized the anti-Semitism of a rapper (Jerusalem Post) 


France

January 5: Imam in Toulouse to be prosecuted for an anti-Semitic sermon (Algemeiner) 

January 11: Two kosher restaurants file a complaint as delivery service refuses to serve Jews (JTA)

January 13: Police arrest Algerian man who is a food courier for refusing to deliver food from Kosher restaurants (JTA) 

January 27: Anti-Semitic incidents down 50% in France but the number of physical assaults essentially unchanged (JTA) 

January 28: Graffiti spray-painted on Paris Holocaust monument that equates Holocaust with Uighur persecution (JTA)

February 2: French Catholic bishops reiterate their commitment to opposing anti-Semitism (Vatican News) 

February 4: Paris City Council votes to adopt IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism (JTA) 

February 18: Jewish police officer finds swastika and the words “dirty Jew” scrawled on his locker in his Paris area police precinct (JTA) 

February 19: Hate mail to French-Jewish lawmaker tells her to prepare for the camps while a swastika is carved into the door of Swiss synagogue (JTA) Also see Switzerland


Georgia

January 7: Georgian Orthodox clergy under fire after accusation of anti-Semitic sermons and statements (OC Media)



Germany

January 5: Rabbi in Offenbach confronted by anti-Semite shouting abuse but onlookers intervene and track the abuser (Algemeiner

January 7: Man in Berlin assaulted by an attacker shouting anti-Semitic insults (JTA) 

January 8: JTA analysis of rising anti-Semitism in Germany (JTA)

January 10: German anti-Semitism commissioner calls for the removal of Nazi law leftovers (Deutsche Welle)

January 23: German FM says anti-Semitism keeps shape-shifting (CNN)

January 26: Five leading German companies adopt IHRA working definition (Algemeiner) 

January 27: Anti-Semitism in Munich returns and often linked to anti-coronavirus campaign and conspiracy theorists (Der Spiegel) 

February 11: German government releases figures showing anti-Semitic hate crimes peaked in 2020 (Deutsche Welle) 

February 11: Anti-Semitic flyers blaming Jews for Covid-19 found on Cologne tram (JTA) 

February 19: Assailant who beat kippah wearing Jewish man in front of a synagogue will not go to jail because of alleged psychiatric issues (JTA) 



Greece

January 18: Greek Jewish community leaders criticize newspaper for editorial cartoon trivializing the Holocaust (Algemeiner)



Hungary

February 18: ADL report focuses on the British Labour Party, Poland, Hungary and Russia for anti-Semitism  (Jewish Exponent) Also see Russia, the United Kingdom and Poland



Iceland

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


India

January 1: Report that Pakistan has arrested a key leader of 2008 Mumbai Terrorist attack (Algemeiner) Also see Pakistan



Indonesia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Iran

February 11: ADL study finds Iranian school curriculums continue to preach hate and anti-Semitism (Times os Israel) 

February 22: Supreme Leader Khamenei refers to the U.N. as “that international Zionist Clown” (Twitter) 



Ireland

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Israel

January 4: Some major media outlets report the false narrative that Israel is denying coronavirus vaccines to  Palestinians (Jerusalem Post) Also see the Palestinian Territories

January 4: Israeli soccer star Nir Bitton and family subjected to anti-Semitic abuse following match defeat (Algemeiner) Also see Scotland 

January 7: Israeli reporter harassed by anti-Semitic rioter at U.S. Capitol (Jewish Journal) Also see the U.S.

February 6: Prime Minister says an ICC investigation into Israel would be anti-Semitic (Times of Israel) 

February 10: Israeli Minister urges social media giants to label anti-Semitic content (Times of Israel) 



Italy

January 15: Zoom bombers crash the launch of a new book on the Holocaust and shout “Jews we’ll burn you in ovens” (JTA)

February 21: Holocaust survivor’s plea for older citizens to get vaccinated sparks social media anti-Semitism (Israel Hayom) 



Japan

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Jordan

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Kuwait

January 22: Leading preacher calls Jews “brothers of apes and pigs” (Times of Israel)


Latvia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Lebanon

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Lithuania

January 31: Parliamentarian who said Jews share blame for the genocide of Lithuanian Jewish community on Holocaust Remembrance day quits parliamentary Holocaust Memorial Commission (JTA) 



Luxembourg

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Malaysia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Mauritania

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Mexico

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Moldova

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Montenegro

January 8: Chief Rabbi of Montenegro claims there are no public manifestations of anti-Semitism in the country (Balkan Insight) 


Morocco

January 17: U.S. State Department and Moroccan NGO, Mimouna, sign a memorandum of understanding to fight anti-Semitism and the delegitimization of Israel (Jerusalem Post) Also see the United States

January 30: Algerian TV outlet calls Moroccan football player honoring Holocaust remembrance a scandal (Morocco World News) Also see Algeria



Netherlands

January 19: Panel chooses keynote-speaker for an event honoring Dutch fallen soldiers and victims of Nazism who has stated his distaste for the large number of Jews in south Amsterdam (JTA) 

February 18: One of two far-right parties in the Netherlands heads into elections with multiple anti-Semitic scandals hurting its electoral standing (Haaretz) 

February 19: Mezuzah is torn off and a swastika carved into the doorframe of a Jewish student’s home in Maastricht (Jerusalem Post) 



New Zealand

January 8: Green Party MP criticized for an Instagram post promoting a false narrative of Israel denying coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians (Newshub)



North Macedonia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Norway

February 3: Host on Norwegian state radio launches an anti-Semitic rant against Israel (Algemeiner) 



Pakistan

January 1: Report that Pakistan has arrested a key leader of 2008 Mumbai Terrorist attack (Algemeiner) Also see India

January 29: U.S. prepared to prosecute man acquitted of the murder of Daniel Pearl in Pakistan (Times of Israel) Also see U.S.



Palestinian Territories

January 4: Some major media outlets report the false narrative that Israel is denying coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians (Jerusalem Post) Also see Israel

January 29: PA TV program says Jews brought the Holocaust upon themselves by their “conspiracies and wickedness” (Algemeiner) 

February 7: Top PA official places rant on Facebook equating Israel and Nazis (Algemeiner) 

February 15: PA Minister of Justice compares ICC ruling on Israel to Nuremburg trials and the prosecution of Serbs for the ethnic cleansing of Muslims (Algemeiner) 

February 17: New report claims UNRWA has not, despite its assurances, removed hate speech from educational materials (Algemeiner) 


Paraguay

January 22: Trove of Nazi-themed objects displayed at an art fair in the town of San Bernardino (JTA) 



Poland

January 10: Nazi symbols spray-painted on the wall of Jewish cemetery in Oswiecim (Twitter)

January 19: Two scholars on trial for suggesting a WW II era Polish mayor may have had responsibility for the killing of 22 Jews (Times of Israel) 

January 22: Far-right Polish politician who denounced powerful pro-Israel Lobby in the U.S. for swindling money is appointed Deputy Minister of Education (Algemeiner) 

January 28: Abe Foxman criticizes the publication of “hyped” Polish-language edition of Hitler’s Mein Kampf (Algemeiner) 

February 1: Yad Vashem criticizes ongoing trial for libel of Holocaust scholars as an attempt to thwart academic research on the Holocaust in Poland (Algemeiner) 

February 5: Police in Poland question editor of Jewish website about an article on Polish complicity with Nazi atrocities against Jews (Algemeiner) 

February 9: Polish Court orders scholars to apologize for Holocaust study (New York Times) 

February 18: Tomasz Greniuch, who was recently appointed to a senior post at a state historical research institution is a far-right nationalist who was photographed giving a Nazi salute and helped organize an event commemorating a 1936 pogrom in Poland (Notes from Poland) 

February 18: ADL report focuses on the British Labour Party, Poland, Hungary and Russia for anti-Semitism (Jewish Exponent) Also see Russia, Hungary and the United Kingdom

February 22: Polish historian resigns over a photo of him performing Nazi salute (JTA) 


Portugal

February 10: “Big Brother” Portugal expels contestant for making Nazi salutes (Algemeiner) 

February 12: Portuguese politician says Israel’s vaccine success is because of Jewish financial power (JTA) 


Qatar

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Romania

February 4: Ex-Intel officer sentenced to jail for Holocaust denial (Times of Israel) 



Russia

January 29: Prestigious Russian University says it will fire academic who denied Holocaust (JTA) 

February 18: ADL report focuses on the British Labour Party, Poland, Hungary and Russia for anti-Semitism (Jewish Exponent) Also see United Kingdom, Hungary and Poland


Saudi Arabia

January 30: In 2020 Saudi Arabia removed some but not all anti-Semitic material from its textbooks (Washington Post) 


Scotland

January 4: Israeli soccer star Nir Bitton and family subjected to anti-Semitic abuse following match defeat (Algemeiner) Also see Israel



Serbia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Slovakia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Slovenia

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



South Africa

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Spain

January 18: Spanish court exonerates activists who forced boycott of “Zionist artist,” Matisyahu (Algemeiner)

February 15: Far-right gathering in Madrid features Nazi salutes and anti-Semitic rhetoric (JTA



Sweden

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.



Switzerland

February 1: Jewish organization launches legal action against far-right group for publishing the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Algemeiner) 

February 8: Pork left at two synagogues in different cities in Switzerland (Algemeiner) 

February 19: Hate mail to French-Jewish lawmaker tells her to prepare for the camps while a swastika is carved into the door of Swiss synagogue (JTA) Also see France



Taiwan

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


Tunisia

January 22: Tunisian President denies claim he made anti-Semitic remarks and reassures Tunisia’s Chief Rabbi (Hamodia) 



Turkey

February 3: Turkish state news agency runs story highlighting the large number of Jewish officials in senior Biden Administration positions (Algemeiner) 

February 8: Examples of anti-Semitic incidents in Turkey in 2020 (Jewish News Syndicate) 



Ukraine

January 4: Hundreds march with torches to honor 1940s Ukrainian nationalist whose followers killed Jews and Poles (Jerusalem Post)

January 7: Ukrainian far-right protesters demand Israel apologize for communist oppression (JTA) 

February 16: Report on anti-Semitic incidents in Ukraine in 2020 finds approximately same levels as in 2019 (Unian Information Agency) 


United Arab Emirates

No incidents yet reported for 2021. View last year’s list here.


United Kingdom

January 6: A limping man with stick chases Jewish parents and children walking to synagogue (Daily Mail)

January 7: Two Conservative MPs agree to undergo training on how to recognize anti-Jewish racism (Jewish Chronicle

January 13: Jewish homes vandalized with red crosses (JTA) 

January 15: British man shouts anti-Semitic and racist rhetoric on a plane flight from Warsaw to Liverpool (Algemeiner

January 17: Half of British Jews will not wear any sign of their Judaism because of concern for anti-Semitism (The Guardian) 

January 17: Forty-five percent of United Kingdom adults agree with at least one of six anti-Semitic tropes when asked by researchers (Independent) 

January 18: “Anti-Semitism Barometer” survey finds British Jews more secure about their future in the aftermath of Corbyn’s defeat (JTA)

January 22: Baroness blames rising anti-Semitism in U.K. universities on the” illegal actions” of Israeli government (The Jewish Chronicle) 

January 23: Leeds University investigating a professor for tweeting about a Nazi-Zionist alliance run by the Israeli Embassy in London (Telegraph)

January 27: The Football Association (FA) endorses IHRA Working Definition (Jewish News) 

January 28: Largest Muslim charity in the UK exonerated of institutional anti-Semitism  by an independent panel after posts by two trustees and senior staff member and subsequent suspension of government funding (The Guardian) 

February 2: Sunday Observer publishes review of a cookbook of Jewish foods that sparks an outpouring on social media of anti-Semitism associated with the Israel-Palestinian conflict (The Jewish Chronicle) 

February 4: Jeremy Corbyn’s brother, Piers Corbyn is arrested for flyers comparing COVID-19 vaccinations to Auschwitz but claims he is not an anti-Semite as he was married to a “Jewess” (The Jewish Chronicle) 

February 4: COVID-19 warning sign defaced with a swastika in Tynemouth, England (Chronicle Live

February 8: Teen who talked of gassing Jews becomes UK’s youngest terrorist convict (Times of Israel) 

February 8: Tories urged to investigate their local party chapter in Warrington after anti-Semitic social media post aimed at a Jewish Labour MP (The Guardian)

February 11: Anti-Semitic incidents lower than in the previous year but still at historic levels fueled by COVID-19 conspiracy theories (Jerusalem Post) 

February 12: Holocaust survivor and her rabbi son punched and verbally abused on London bus (JTA) 

February 17: BBC admits claim that Israel is responsible for vaccination in Palestinian Territories is wrong (Algemeiner) 

February 18: ADL report focuses on the British Labour Party, Poland, Hungary and Russia for anti-Semitism (Jewish Exponent) Also see Russia, Hungary, and Poland

February 19: Labour councilor suspended over an anti-Semitic cartoon he posted to social media which he claims was inadvertent (Oxford Mail) 

February 22: Chelsea fan is given a restraining order over anti-Semitic abuse of Jewish journalist (Jewish News) 

February 22: Outcry over Professor at Bristol University who has lectured about a Jewish-Zionist conspiracy underlying Islamophobia (Algemeiner) 



United States

January 4: State of Pennsylvania awards $1.1 million grant to upgrade the security of Pittsburgh Jewish community (The Jewish Chronicle)

January 5: Jewish community in Lexington, KY was shaken by the third set of anti-Semitic stickers found over recent weeks (Algemeiner)

January 7: Mayor of two New York state villages decry anti-Semitic stickers in their jurisdictions (The Hudson Independent) 

January 7: Guide to hate symbols, including anti-Semitic ones at the Capitol riots (JTA) 

January 7: Israeli reporter harassed by anti-Semitic rioter at U.S. Capitol (Jewish Journal) Also see Israel

January 8: Johns Hopkins teaching assistant writes about possibly flunking Zionist student (JTA) 

January 8: President-elect, Joe Biden, calls Capitol rioters, thugs, insurrectionists and anti-Semites who should be prosecuted (JTA) 

January 8: Confederate flag tied to the door of the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City (JTA) 

January 8: Jewish Federation leader reflects on rising anti-Semitism in New Hampshire after second Republican state legislator is accused of anti-Semitism (Eagle-Tribune)

January 10: White supremacist flyers featuring swastika distributed in Virginia neighborhood (NBC 29) 

January 11: Three Israeli themed restaurants in Portland, Oregon are vandalized with “Free Palestine” slogans and other graffiti (JTA) 

January 11: Jewish family on Upper West side of Manhattan harassed by a man shouting anti-Semitic slurs (New York Post) 

January 12: American Jewish organizations split over the use of the IHRA working definition (Algemeiner) 

January 12: Staten Island politician yells “Heil Hitler” at a protest (JTA) 

January 12: High ranking NYPD who is being investigated for posting racist and anti-Semitic remarks retires (Times of Israel) 

January 14: Kristen Clarke, top Biden DOJ nominee says she was wrong to invite an anti-Semitic author to speak at Harvard 26 years ago when she was a student (JTA) 

January 15: Right-wing Twitter accounts claim without any evidence that a Jewish individual, Aaron Mosotofsky, was an Antifa agitator instead of a prominent supporter of the right-wing attack on the Capitol (JTA)

January 15: Jewish fraternity at University of Texas vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti (Kxan) 

January 15: SUV in La Mesa, California spotted with swastika flag draped over it (CBS 8) 

January 15: Speaker Pelosi singles out for scorn “punk” who wore “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie during the attack on the Capitol (New York Post) 

January 15: U.S. Army removes officer who made a Holocaust joke on Tik Tok (JTA) 

January 15: University of California, Riverside professor says Zionism politically toxifies our schools (JTA) 

January 17: Mimouna, sign a memorandum of understanding to fight anti-Semitism and the delegitimization of Israel (Jerusalem Post) Also see Morocco

January 17: Github reverses firing of Jewish employee who called out Nazis at Capitol riot (Mashable) 

January 17: Known neo-Nazi who peddles anti-Semitic conspiracy theories is arrested for involvement in Capitol riot (Times of Israel) 

January 17: Ashland, Virginia police investigate leaflet displaying swastika (Richmond) 

January 18: Signs criticizing Trump for Israel support which have been used in ongoing anti-Semitic protests against Ann Arbor synagogue appear at pro-Trump rally in state capitol protests (The Jewish News

January 19: Fake letter attributed to Kamala Harris warns DC synagogues to close or be fined and shut down (JTA)

January 18: New Jersey man charged in U.S. Capitol riots has a history of anti-Semitic posts (New Jersey News 12)

January 19: NYC city council candidate is criticized for an alleged anti-Semitic tweet from five years ago (Flushing Post)

January 19: Congresswoman Tlaib claims Israel is denying vaccines to Palestinians and calls Israel a racist state (Algemeiner) 

January 19: Anti-Semitic flyers found in Satellite Beach, Florida (Florida Today) 

January 19: Progressive Jewish groups and Presidents Conference of Major Jewish organizations taking opposing positions on IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism (Cleveland Jewish News) 

January 19: Pompeo State Department ends ties with NGO, Islamic Relief Worldwide, over charges of anti-Semitism (Cleveland Jewish News) 

January 19: Trump signs bill giving State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, ambassadorial rank (Catholic Courier) 

January 19: Georgia Tech adopts IHRA working definition after Hillel Director banned from Palestine 101 event (Algemeiner) 

January 20: Los Angeles police investigating a possible hate crime after Synagogue is vandalized in Koreatown (ABC 7) 

January 21: Republican Speaker of New Hampshire House of Representatives under fire for failing to discipline two GOP legislators accused of anti-Semitic social media posts (Algemeiner) 

January 22: Anti-Semitic Queens man arrested for trying to purchase illegal guns from undercover police for a race war (New York Daily News) 

January 22: Racist and anti-Semitic posts shared at San Francisco high school (KRON 4) 

January 23: Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, faces backlash for comparing BDS to Nazi boycott of Jews (Fox News) 

January 23: White supremacist, anti-Semitic group plasters Fort Wayne campus of Purdue University with stickers advertising its anti-Semitic website (Journal Gazette) 

January 24: California lawyer attacked for attacks against Jews and praise for Hitler on social media (JNS) 

January 25: Reform Movement supports IHRA Working Definition but opposes it being codified into law (JTA)

January 25: University of North Carolina campus building vandalized on the inside with racist epithets and anti-Semitic symbols (ABC 11) 

January 25: Man fined nearly $10 million by FCC for racist and anti-Semitic robocalls (KXLY)

January 26: Palestinian-American music producer and artist criticized for social media posts vilifying Zionism and Israel as a terrorist-Gestapo state (Algemeiner) 

January 26: Phoenix home spray-painted with a swastika (ABC 15) 

January 26: Analysis of link in the U.S. between Christian nationalists, QAnon followers and anti-Semitism (Washington Post)

January 26: Police suspect a man with an apparent prosthetic leg is behind the vandalism of two synagogues in Huntsville, Alabama (New York Daily News) 

January 26: Man in a video caught putting up anti-Semitic stickers in Lexington, Kentucky (Lexington Herald-Leader) 

January 27: Facebook introduces a new fact-check box to deal with Holocaust denial (JTA)  

January 27: ADL finds gaming network, Twitch, is the most effective social media platform at curbing holocaust denial (JTA) 

January 28: Swastikas found in Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute campus (Johns Hopkins News-Letter) 

January 28: Forsyth County, Georgia neighborhood leafleted with Nazi pamphlets (CBS 46) 

January 28: GOP congresswoman, Marjorie Taylor Greene, blamed California wildfire on secret Rothschild space laser (New York Magazine) 

January 28: More homophobic, anti-Semitic letters left at Alabama businesses and Birmingham church (Al.com) 

January 29: NBC walks-back story criticizing Biden NSC appointee for connection to AIPAC (Yahoo News) 

January 29: U.S. prepared to prosecute man acquitted of the murder of Daniel Pearl in Pakistan (Times of Israel) Also see Pakistan

January 29: Gamestop stock story stirs right-wing anti-Semitic reaction (Times of Israel) 

January 29: Christians United for Israel call upon U.S. House GOP leadership to remove Representative Greene from her committee assignment because of her support of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories (Cleveland Jewish News)

January 30: Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to never back down after Jewish groups denounce her social media post about Jewish lasers starting wildfires (Times of Israel) 

January 31: Swastika found in Kansas City prep school following previous incidents of anti-Semitic behavior (The Kansas City Star) 

January 31: Penn State Black Caucus zoom call hijacked by neo-Nazis who used racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic language (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)  

January 31: FCC hands Montana man a $9.9 million fine for sending racist and anti-Semitic robocalls (Yahoo News) 

February 1: Facebook criticized by Jewish Voice for Peace for exploring how to interpret attacks on “Zionist” (JTA) 

February 1: Hawaii GOP chairwoman resigns over tweets supportive of QAnon and Holocaust denier by former communications director for the party (Honolulu Star-Advertiser) 

February 2: Official at Biden’s State Department says U.S. support IHRA definition (JTA) 

February 2: Leading black and Jewish figures in the entertainment industry launch effort against anti-Semitism and racism (93.1 Jack FM) 

February 2: Charlotte, North Carolina, Charter School teacher loses job over anti-Semitic social media post (WBTV) 

February 3: Video catches retired Miami-Dade police employee on an anti-Semitic rant against a driver who double-parked and blocked her car (Washington Post) 

February 3: Man caught on video drawing swastika outside a synagogue in Manhattan (WCBS 880) 

February 3: ADL report finds that far-right extremists are responsible for 16 or 17 extremist killings in the U.S. in 2020 (Algemeiner) 

February 4: Representative Slotkin wants to mandate Holocaust education to combat domestic terrorism (JTA)

February 4: Marjorie Taylor Green likes a Tweet linking Mossad to JFK assassination (JTA) 

February 4: Lawmakers urge President Biden to quickly appoint a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism (Cleveland Jewish News)

February 4: Watchdog group documents recent anti-Semitism on campus (Cleveland Jewish News) 

February 5: Longmeadow Coalition for Racial Justice in western Massachusetts has Zoom meeting attacked with racial and anti-Semitic slurs (WWLP) 

February 5: Marvel edits Hulk comic after allegations of anti-Semitism (Movie Web)  

February 5: Jewish groups praise house vote to expel Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (Newsweek) 

February 6: Jewish fraternity at Cal Poly vandalized with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti (keyt) 

February 7: Jewish actress accuses ex-fiance, Marilyn Manson of anti-Semitic abuse (Times of Israel) 

February 8: Texas white nationalist who urged the killing of blacks and Jews is charged with selling firearms to a felon (Dallas News) 

February 8: Trolls post anti-Semitic remarks during Zoom service for Georgia synagogue (North Fulton) 

February 9: Tucumcari, New Mexico man flies Nazi flags over his home (Eastern New Mexico News) 

February 9: Holocaust memorial damaged and synagogue vandalized in Spokane (Cleveland Jewish News) 

February 9: Activist Marc Lamont Hill says Black Lives Matter supports the “dismantling of the Zionist Project” (Algemeiner) 

February 10: UC Irvine student government passes BDS resolution condemning Israel as “Apartheid” state while denying link to Judaism

February 10: Anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi group planning protest for April in Phoenix (ABC 15) 

February 11: Fremont, California synagogue defaced with swastikas (Jweekly) 

February 12: The University of Illinois at Champaign reports two incidents that Jewish students are calling anti-Semitic (Fox Illinois) 

February 12: Jewish State Representatives call upon New Hampshire Speaker to sanction two of their colleagues for anti-Semitic incidents (Sentinel Source) 

February 12: Anti-Semitic message spray-painted next to 9/11 Memorial at Florida firehouse (Local 10) 

February 15: Florida State University student senate rejects pro-BDS, anti-IHRA resolutions (Eastern New Mexico News) 

February 16: Long Island virtual Torah study session hijacked by hate speech (The Island Now)

February 18: Hedge Fund boss behind short selling of GameStop says in congressional testimony that he was a prime target of anti-Semitic slurs on Reddit (New York Post) 

February 19: Jewish Insider reports newly elected GOP, African-American, Lt. Governor of North Carolina has decried globalists, alleged that the movie “Black Panther” was created to “pull the shekels out of your Schvartze pocket”, and agreed with fringe pastor Sean Moon claimed that the Rothschild “international bankers” were a modern incarnation of one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse (Jewish Insider) 

February 19: Harford County Maryland’s Young Republicans chapter is disbanded after it sent out an anti-Semitic email to its listserve (Baltimore Sun) 

February 19: Vandals draw swastika found outside Rego Park, Queens synagogue (Queens Eagle) 

February 19: New York University administration releases a statement condemning swastikas and other hate graffiti drawn on University buildings two times in February (NYU) 

February 19: FBI arrests Capitol rioter who said Jews and Israel control other governments (JTA) 

February 20: Anti-Semitic slurs spray-painted on a bank sign and businesses in Florida shopping plaza (WSVN) 

February 22: SNL’s Michael Che is criticized for joke reporting on Israel’s success in vaccinating one half of its population and then stating that he bets it was the “Jewish half” (Daily Mail) 

February 22: Jewish former Bronx school superintendent alleges in a lawsuit she was discriminated against on anti-Semitic, racial, and gender grounds (Algemeiner) 



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