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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

United Kingdom, May 1: Ex-police officer jailed for membership in a neo-Nazi group

United States, May 1: Student charged with defacing University of Connecticut campus with swastikas says he does not hate Jews, he is just critical of them 

Germany, May 2: German anti-vaccination campaign includes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories 

Ukraine, May 3: For the first time, Kiev is the site of a march celebrating the Galacian SS unit from WWII 

The Netherlands, May 4: Conservative Dutch party equates COVID-19 measures to Nazism 

United States, May 4: Oregon Holocaust Memorial defaced with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans 

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 

Afghanistan

April 4: Last known Jew in Afghanistan leaving in fear of possible Taliban control of the country (JTA)


Albania

April 15: NGO issues report on nature of anti-Semitism rhetoric in seven western Balkan countries (Balkan Insight) Also see Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia


 

Algeria

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

April 15: Abandoned, ancient synagogue in Libya appears to be turned into an Islamic center even though it belongs to the exiled Jewish community of Libya (JTA)


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) 

February 24: Latin America’s largest online retailer removing anti-Semitic material from its site (JTA) 

March 16: Two Orthodox women in Buenos Aires subjected to anti-Semitic rant and assault (Algemeiner) 

March 25: Argentinian football fans chant about “killing the Jews to make soap” (JTA) 

April 12: Argentinian researcher uncovers Latin American websites with large followings that promote neo-Nazi and other right-wing conspiratorial misinformation (Jewish News Syndicate) 

April 19: Prominent Argentine businessman calls Jewish pharmaceutical CEO a “Moishe” in an anti-Semitic post (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) 

March 4: Labor Senator for Tasmania comes under fire from Jewish umbrella group after claiming in Parliament that “cynical use of the slur of anti-Semitism” is a “tool to silence critics of Israel” (Australian Jewish News) 

March 8: Two incidents of swastika graffiti found in Melbourne (The Australian) 

March 9: Instagram algorithm recommending anti-Semitic imagery and QAnon conspiracies 

March 18: School program on anti-Semitism is about to be introduced to Catholic schools in Australia (Australian Jewish News) 

March 21: Man photographed with swastika hat in Melbourne (Algemeiner)

March 26: Jewish woman from Melbourne verbally assaulted with anti-Semitic rhetoric and spat upon while walking home from synagogue (Algemeiner) 

April 4: Australia’s Anti-Defamation Commission warns of a swastika epidemic (Newsweek) 


Austria

January 21: Austria presents a 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) 

March 15: Government study finds 31% of respondents made biased statements about Jews and yet these numbers are much lower than in past (JTA) 

March 19: The City of Vienna threatens to sue Rothschild family member for libel for saying city extends Nazi theft (JTA) 

March 22: Vienna police file charges against Jewish students for protesting against a pro-BDS rally (Jerusalem Post) 

April 26: Austrian anti-Semitic incidents hit a record level in 2020 (KFGO) 


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

March 19: Synagogue and JCC in Gomel defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti (Jewish News Syndicate) 


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

April 15: NGO issues report on nature of anti-Semitism rhetoric in seven western Balkan countries (Balkan Insight) Also see Albania, Croatia, Kosovo Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia


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) 

March 14: Brazilian police raid church where the minister and his followers pray for another Holocaust to afflict the Jews (Haaretz) 

March 23: Brazilians Jews file complaint against a politician who posted a medieval “Blood Libel” charge on social media (Algemeiner) 

March 26: Senior aide to Brazilian president accused of making white supremacist sign during a legislative session (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) 

February 26: Bulgarian talk show host quotes anti-Semitic ranting by chess champion, Bobby Fischer (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) 

February 26: Man charged with vandalizing and threatening to set fire to a synagogue is deemed not criminally responsible (Montreal Gazette)

February 28: Jewish groups outraged over anti-vaccine activist compares inoculation drive to the Holocaust (Algemeiner) 

March 3: Jewish groups raise concern over anti-Semitism ahead of meeting between NDP MP and Jeremy Corbyn (pa Now) 

March 9: The University of Toronto is silent in response to a damning, B’nai Brith Canada report on anti-Semitism on all three of its campuses (B’nai Brith) 

March 18: Toronto police investigate assault outside a bakery as a possible hate crime after assailant used anti-Semitic invective (Algemeiner) 

March 19: Canada’s first black, Jewish, female party leader faced anti-Semitic attacks in her successful campaign to lead the Green Party (Times of Israel) 

March 19: The New Democratic Party (NDP) debates whether to reject the IHRA working definition (Pique News Magazine) 

March 19: Anti-Semitic decals and posters found in Kelowna, British Columbia (CTV News) 

March 24: University of Toronto graduating student says anti-Semitism is ingrained at the University (Toronto Sun) 

March 29: Episcopal Church pressured to address anti-Semitic implications of Good Friday reading of Mark 18-19 (Episcopal News Service) Also see the U.S. 

April 5: Marxist student group in Toronto tweets “Death to Zionism” graffiti and charges Israel and Canada with genocide (Jewish Journal)

April 7: Windsor police seek public’s help with Canadian flag with swastikas incidents (Windsor Star) 

April 9: Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Victoria Chabad Centre for Jewish Life and suspect identified (Times Colonist) 

April 9: Concordia University in Montreal apologizes to the Jewish community for indifference in the face of anti-Semitism (Algemeiner) 

April 13: Two flags made to look like the Canadian flag but where the Maple leaf is replaced by a swastika found in Windsor, Ontario (Blackburn News)

April 23: Quebec court upholds law banning yarmulkes and other religious symbols in government workplaces (JTA) 

April 25: Top public health official in British Columbia is compared to infamous Nazi doctor at Auschwitz in graffiti left on Vancouver sea wall (City News 1130) 

April 3: Office of a group providing services to the transgender community is vandalized with homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti (Black Burn News)

April 26: Anti-Semitic incidents rise 18.6% in 2020 per B’nai B’rith (Leader Post) 


Chile

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


China

April 30: Chinese Embassy in Japan deletes tweet depicting the U.S. as the grim reaper with an Israeli flag, bloody scythe (Jewish Journal) Also the United States and Israel


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

April 5: Red paint poured over baby dolls and anti-Semitic flyers found outside a Jewish cemetery in Denmark following similar incidents in Norway and Sweden (JTA) Also see Norway


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)

April 21: EU announces plans for a comprehensive strategy to counter anti-Semitism and will fund efforts with $2 billion (Algemeiner)

April 28: European Parliament passes a resolution expressing concern over “hate speech and violence” taught in Palestinian schools run by UNRWA (Algemeiner) 



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

February 23: CRIF publishes survey on French perceptions of anti-Semitism (CRIF) 

February 26: Man arrested for shouting anti-Semitic abuse at soldier guarding a synagogue (Algemeiner) 

March 6: Knife-wielding man outside a Kosher Market is subdued by a Jewish day school guard (JTA) 

March 25: The city of Strasbourg rejects IHRA Definition (Algemeiner) 

April 6: Man in the Paris suburb of Sarcelle who tried to attack three Jewish men outside of synagogue with an 11-inch knife is apprehended (JTA) 

April 12: “Death to Israel” graffiti found at the entrance to the elite Sciences Po college in Paris (Algemeiner) 

April 14: Highest French Count upholds decision not to try murder of Orthodox Jewish woman, Sarah Halimi, on grounds he succumbed to a “delirious fit” after smoking pot and thus not responsible for his actions (France 24) 

April 18: A deliveryman who refused to serve Jews is deported back to Algeria (JTA) 

April 19: Macron calls for a change in French law after the neighbor and killer of a French woman avoids a trial (JTA) 

April 25: Twenty thousand march in Paris and express outrage over French judicial decision not to try killer of Sarah Halimi (JTA)

April 27: French-Jewish judge resigns to protest high court’s Halimi ruling (JTA) 


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) 

February 24: Jew-hatred at elite German university fraternity is exposed (Algemeiner) 

March 19: Saxony state legislator highlights the small number of prosecution for anti-Semitic hate crimes despite a rise of incidents of such crimes in the state (Algemeiner) 

March 23: U.S. Congressman calls for German probe into allegation NY Hasidic Jews detained at Frankfurt Airport (Algemeiner)  Also see the U.S.

March 26: Polish court demands apology from German broadcaster over WWII miniseries which portrayed Polish resistance fighters as anti-Semitic (Deutsche Welle) Also see Poland

March 30: Celebrity chef turned anti-Semitic agitator flees to Turkey to avoid arrest (Algemeiner) 

April 12: Political figures in Berlin call for a total ban on “Quds Day” rally this year (Algemeiner) 

April 19: New report says 1,004 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in Berlin in 2020 (Algemeiner) 

April 22: Survey finds Jewish football clubs in Germany frequently experience incidents of anti-Semitic abuse (Deutsche Welle) 

April 22: Despite COVDI-19, anti-Semitic incidents rise in Berlin in 2020 (JTA)

May 2: German anti-vaccination campaign includes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories (The Atlantic) 

April 28: German synagogue in Bochum hit by bullets (Monitoring Antisemitism Worldwide) 

May 2: Holocaust memorial stumbling blocks in Cologne defaced with Israel boycott graffiti (Algemeiner) 



Greece

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

March 18: Mural commemorating the murder of Thessaloniki Jews during the Holocaust is vandalized (Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece) 



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

April 24: Competing Jewish organization squabbles seen as enabling the Hungarian government to defund the largest Jewish organization in the country and benefit its allies in the community (Hungarian Spectrum)

May 7: A close confidant of Prime Minister Orban uses an anti-Semitic slur to attack U.S. Secretary of State, Tony Blinken (Hungarian Spectrum) 



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)

March 3: Netanyahu says ICC probe is “The Essence of Anti-Semitism” (Haaretz) 

April 7: Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center says the number of violent anti-Semitic incidents down as coronavirus shifted some anti-Semitism to the internet where conspiracy theories about Jewish responsibility for the pandemic were propagated (ABC News) 

April 19: Video clips on Tik Tok featuring physical assault on Jews by Israeli Arabs go viral (World Israel News)

April 27: Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of apartheid crimes against Palestinians in a new report (Reuters) 

April 30: Chinese Embassy in Japan deletes tweet depicting the U.S. as the grim reaper with an Israeli flag, bloody scythe (Jewish Journal) Also see the Chine and the United States



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) 

March 22: Food delivery man in Rome goes on an anti-Semitic rant and then stabs another delivery man who told him to stop (JTA) 



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.


Kosovo

April 15: NGO issues report on nature of anti-Semitism rhetoric in seven western Balkan countries (Balkan Insight) Also see Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia


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) 

April 15: Revisionist historian who glorifies Nazi collaborators is nominated to run state-sponsored Genocide Center (Algemeiner)



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) 

April 15: NGO issues report on nature of anti-Semitism rhetoric in seven western Balkan countries (Balkan Insight) Also see Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia


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) 

March 2: “I’ve Lost Count,” says the owner of a Kosher restaurant in Amsterdam after the latest vandalism (Algemeiner

March 18: Amsterdam mayor accuses Prime Minister Netanyahu of hindering the fight against anti-Semitism (Jerusalem Post) 

April 10: Leading Dutch philosopher says diaspora is a blessing because it kept Jews from using state power to commit religiously motivated violence (Times of Israel)

April 15: Anti-Semitic incidents down 25% in the Netherlands because of the pandemic but still the third-highest count in the decade running from 2010-2020 (Jewish Exponent) 

April 18: Dutch soccer fans chant “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas” before a match against the Ajax team that has been traditionally associated with the Jewish fans of Amsterdam (JTA) 

April 19: Dutch paper apologizes for drawing a Jewish pollster as a puppet master (JTA)

May 4: Conservative Dutch party equates COVID-19 measures to Nazism (JTA) 



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

April 15: NGO issues report on nature of anti-Semitism rhetoric in seven western Balkan countries (Balkan Insight) Also see Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia



Norway

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

April 2: Norway public broadcasting company NRK features blood libel in a quiz about Easter and Passover (Algemeiner) 

April 5: Red paint poured over baby dolls and anti-Semitic flyers found outside a Jewish cemetery in Denmark following similar incidents in Norway and Sweden (JTA) Also see Denmark



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) 

March 17: At least two firms selling “Luck Jew” scented candles for “financial success” (Jerusalem Post) 

March 24: Polish Catholic University professor exonerated after accusing Polish Jews of killing non-Jewish children for their blood (Algemeiner) 

March 26: Polish court demands apology from German broadcaster over WWII miniseries which portrayed Polish resistance fighters as anti-Semitic (Deutsche Welle) Also see Germany

March 30: Uproar in Poland over New Yorker article about government efforts to stifle Holocaust studies (Times of Israel) 

March 31: A monument to Holocaust victims vandalized with swastikas (Times of Israel) 

April 2: Local politician of Law and Justice party makes anti-Semitic “joke” at a city council meeting (Jerusalem Post) 

April 16: Three historians quit Auschwitz museum board after Law and Justice government appoints a right-wing, former Prime Minister (JTA)

April 30: Auschwitz inmates’ families oppose ex-PM on museum advisory council over her tolerance of “fascist” groups and her attempts to stifle Holocaust research (AP News) 


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) 

March 28: Romania investigates threat against the director of Jewish theatre in Bucharest (Times of Israel) 

April 20: Debate over whether to provide reparations for former fascist anti-Semites that were victims of communism stirs old anti-Semitic prejudices in Romania (Balkan Insight) 



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 the United Kingdom, Hungary and Poland

February 24: Report by Russian Jewish Congress and SOVA on anti-Semitism in Russian in 2020 (Russian Jewish Congress)

April 28: Jewish community center in Moscow damaged by fire and graffiti consisting of anti-Semitic slurs and swastikas (Israel National News) 


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

March 3: Swastika is drawn on East Kilbride church (Daily Record)  Also see the United Kingdom

April 24: Anti-racist novelist probed by police for an anti-Semitic post (Mirror) Also see the United Kingdom



Serbia

April 15: NGO issues report on nature of anti-Semitism rhetoric in seven western Balkan countries (Balkan Insight) Also see Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo Montenegro, North Macedonia


Singapore

March 10: Man arrested for planning a knife attack against Jews at Singapore synagogue (Yahoo News Singapore) 


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

March 5: South African Chief Justice is ordered to apologize for pro-Israel comments (Algemeiner)

April 8: South African BDS supporter says “Hitler Committed no Crime” in a college lecture (Algemeiner) 



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)

April 20: Spanish watchdog groups warn of far-left anti-Semitic parties in the Madrid regional elections (Cleveland Jewish News



Sweden

February 25: New report illustrates the depth of anti-Semitism Jewish students are exposed to in Malmo schools (Algemeiner) 

March 31: Anti-Semitic flyers and baby dolls covered in red paint found outside Swedish synagogue (Jerusalem Post) 



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

February 23: Acts of anti-Semitism rose in Switzerland in 2020 (le News) 

March 21: Swiss Federal Commission Against Racism raises concerns over rising anti-Semitism during time of COVID-19 (Swiss Info) 



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) 

March 4: Study finds an increase in anti-Israel demonization and anti-Semitic sentiments in Turkish school curriculum (Cleveland Jewish News)

April 13: Lawyer for French-Jewish Gay man jailed in Turkey alleges his client is subject to anti-Semitic and homophobic violence and harassment (Algemeiner) 



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) 

March 9: Israel envoy in Ukraine criticizes city of Ternopil naming stadium after Nazi ally (Algemeiner) 

March 12: Ukrainian senior academic at the most prestigious state university proposes to rename the city of Uman for Nazi collaborator (JTA)

May 3: For the first time Kiev is the site of a march celebrating the Galacian SS unit from WWII (JTA) 


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 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) 

February 23: Man avoids prosecution because he sent an anti-Semitic tweet while overseas on holiday (The Guardian) 

February 24: War memorial in Wales is vandalized with anti-Semitic, German language graffiti (BBC)

February 24: Member of statue diversity commission picked by Mayor of London resigns over anti-Semitic comments (The Jewish Chronicle) 

February 26: Book titled “The Taming of the Jew” records the diversity of anti-Semitic attitudes throughout the United Kingdom (The Article)  

February 26: UK Green party to consider whether to reject the IHRA working definition at their upcoming conference (Morning Star Online) 

February 26: Letter of support for Bristol professor who has engaged in anti-Semitic advocacy illustrates the depth of the issue in British academia (The Jewish Chronicle) 

February 28: Bristol professor accused of anti-Semitism in the classroom is also found to be behind a legal fund that supports a number of high-profile politicians who have been banned from the Labour party for anti-Semitism (Daily Mail)

March 3: BBC debate on whether Jews are an ethnic minority draws fire as all four panelists are non-Jews (Algemeiner)

March 3: Swastika is drawn on East Kilbride church (Daily Record) Also see Scotland

March 4: Mother of north London child being homeschooled finds material with anti-Semitic images and language blaming Jews for Jesus’ death when using school-supplied homework material (iNews) 

March 9: Instagram algorithm recommending anti-Semitic imagery and QAnon conspiracies (The Jewish Chronicle) 

March 16: British musicians, Brian Eno and Roger Waters participate on Livestream panel where they blame Israel for anti-Semitism (Algemeiner)

March 17: Welsh party, Plaid Cymru admits shortcomings in dealing with anti-Semitism but will not abandon candidate with a history of anti-Semitic statements in upcoming My election (Wales Online) 

March 21: News site that has been accused of anti-Semitism has joined the independent press monitoring organization, Impress (The Jewish Chronicle)

March 22: Pregnant Jewish woman attacked in Orthodox Jewish area of London neighborhood of Stamford Hill (The Guardian) 

March 22: British anti-racist group publishes book on the rise of anti-Semitic conspiracies connected to COVID-19 (Algemeiner) 

March 25: British Police launch Hate Crime probe into Bristol University professor accused of anti-Semitic lectures (Algemeiner)

March 31: Some UK and US conservatives compare vaccine passports to Holocaust yellow star (Times of Israel) 

March 31: Aston Villa football club receives a flood of digital intolerance after posting Passover greetings on Facebook (Algemeiner) 

April 1: In a landmark decision U.K. sentences anti-semite to jail for Holocaust denial (Jerusalem Post) 

April 2: In an unprecedented move London cop convicted of neo-Nazi group membership (Times of Israel) 

April 12: Couple incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti in Ely near Cambridge (Cambs Times) 

April 15: Cambridge University graduate who is quoted as saying “Extermination is the best option for Jews” is put on trial (Algemeiner) 

April 18: Jewish cemetery section vandalized in Northern Ireland (JTA)

April 24: Anti-racist novelist probed by police for an anti-Semitic post (Mirror) Also see Scotland

April 25: Anti-lockdown protestors wear yellow star used in Nazi-occupied Europe to identify Jews in protest march (Mirror)

April 27: Government urged to take tougher action to protect Jewish university students from anti-Semitism (Central Fife Times) 

April 27: Swastikas drawn on building in the town center of Watford (Jewish News) 

April 29: UK’s Jewish student union criticizes reinstatement of a professor accused of anti-Semitism (Algemeiner) 

May 1: Labour Party suspends 14 members for alleged anti-Semitic rhetoric (Times of Israel) 

May 1: Chelsea hits a fan with a 10-year-ban for his anti-Semitic abuse of a journalist (RT) 

May 1: Ex-police officer jailed for membership in a neo-Nazi group (Times of Israel) 



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 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: 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) 

February 22: Police investigating suspicious dumpster fire at Chabad Center in Sharon, Massachusetts (Boston CBS Local)

February 22: Jewish family in Buffalo receives an anti-Semitic threat through the mail (Insider)

February 22: Merrick Garland defends Justice Department nominee, Kristin Clarke, against insinuations of anti-Semitism (The Forward) 

February 23: Dickenson College investigates anti-Semitic video possibly involving a student (PennLive) 

February 23: CPAC cancels invited panelist, Young Pharaoh after it is reported that he has a background of making anti-Semitic comments (CNN) 

February 23: Oberlin professor called for the elimination of Israel when he was Iran’s UN Ambassador in the 1980s (Fox News) 

February 24: Neo-Nazi leader planned heavily-fortified extremist compound in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Click on Detroit) 

February 24: NBC removes episode of Nurses after backlash over the portrayal of an Orthodox Jew (Variety) 

February 25: Swastika carved into Tree in Sligo Creek Valley Park in Maryland (Baltimore CBS Local) 

February 26: Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism (Jerusalem Post)

February 26: Lowell School Committee member resigns after using an anti-Semitic slur on TV (Boston CBS Local)

February 26: Mid-level U.S. State Department, Foreign Service Officer, has been using posts to support the U.S. becoming a Christian nation and to malign Jews as Christ-killers (Politico) 

February 27: Two youths arrested for vandalizing statues at Tulsa Holocaust museum (The Hill) 

February 28: Michigan professor at Ferris State University fired after racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic tweets (USA Today) 

February 28: NJ teen confesses to planning plot to vandalize two midwestern synagogues (JTA)

March 1: CPAC organizers deny stage was designed to mimic a Nazi symbol while Hyatt officials call it abhorrent (Washington Post) 

March 1: Michigan university fires professor for anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic tweets (JTA) 

March 2: Frontier Airlines accused of anti-Semitism after kicking Hasidic family off a flight (Times of Israel) 

March 1: Biden Administration supports IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism (Jewish Insider) 

March 2: Anti-Semitic graffiti painted on a fence in Miami-Dade (Miami Heralds) 

March 2: IfNotNow rallies to protest Biden Administration’s position of IHRA definition (Algemeiner) 

March 3: Calls for boycott of businesses elicits allegation of anti-Semitism in Teaneck, NJ (North Jersey)

March 4: Representative Levin downplays threat of left-wing anti-Semitism (Jewish Insider) 

March 4: Member of Representative Eleanor Homes Norton’s (D-D.C.) judicial nominations commission resigns after anti-Semitic remark resigns about judicial candidate (Washington Post) 

March 4: White supremacist is arrested by FBI for trolling blacks and Jews online (Algemeiner) 

March 5: eBay removes Nazi toys from its site (JTA)

March 5: Notorious N. California anti-Semite opens online store selling anti-Semitic and homophobic t-shirts and apparel (Jweekly) 

March 6: Study finds anti-Semitic incidents in Wisconsin increased 36% between 2019 and 2020 (News 8000) 

March 9: Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard uses anti-Semitic slur while gaming (Miami Herald) 

March 9: Jewish groups criticize Representative Gosar for speaking at an event organized by white nationalist, anti-Semite (Jewish News Arizona) 

March 9: Arab-American comedian criticized after posting a video showing him harassing shoppers at Kosher Market (Algemeiner)

March 9: Swastika found on walking track of Oxford, Connecticut middle school (Patch) 

March 10: CEO of Gab welcomes anti-Semites to his platform (Mother Jones) 

March 11: Anti-Semitic graffiti found in Pittsburg area school (Jewish Chronicle) 

March 11: Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls out Gab as an anti-Semitic platform even as Texas GOP makes extensive use of Gab (Mediaite) 

March 11: Harvard Hillel accuses Cornel West and his supporter for furthering “anti-Jewish conspiracy theory” as part of tenure controversy (The Crimson) 

March 11: Anti-Semitic vandalism at San Diego State University (The Daily Aztec) 

March 15: U.S. Capitol police officer suspended over a copy of the anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Reuters) 

March 15: Skidmore College students denied trial period for “Progressive Zionists for Peace Club” (Algemeiner) 

March 16: Capitol rioter with Hitler mustache who talked about eating Jews is a Navy contractor and Army reservist (JTA) 

March 16: The University of Texas at Austin student government passes resolution urging the university to adopt IHRA working definition (Jewish News Syndicate) 

March 16: Liberal Jewish scholars present an anti-Semitism definition that allows for more criticism of Israel (JTA) 

March 17: Nexus Task Force made up of liberal academics and others say IHRA definition is too broad and draft a definition that is designed to be more accepting of criticism of Israel

March 17: ADL finds white supremacist propaganda incidents surge in 2020 (Cleveland Jewish News) 

March 18: Meghan McCain, co-host of “The View” says that anti-Semitism is the “last form of passable bigotry in America” (Algemeiner) 

March 18: Columbus, Ohio man charged with a hate crime for making anti-Semitic threats and breaking the window of a neighbor (ABC 6 On Your Side) 

March 19: Swastika and racial slur carved into tables at high school outside Rochester, NY (Rochester First)

March 19: Nazi SS symbol, black sun, found in three different locations in Athens, Georgia neighborhood (Online Athens) 

March 20: Man arrested for multiple incidents of drawing anti-Semitic graffiti outside of NYC synagogue (Jerusalem Post) 

March 20: Miami Imam calls those who make peace with Israel fools and that Jews are behind all corruption worldwide and are descendants of pigs and apes (Times of Israel) 

March 21: Asbury Park Press uses a profanity-laced photo caption that describes a nurse administering a COVID-19 vaccine as a “JAP” (New Jersey Globe)

March 23: U.S. Congressman calls for German probe into allegation NY Hasidic Jews detained at Frankfurt Airport (Algemeiner) Also see Germany 

March 23: Duxbury, Massachusetts high school football team accused of using anti-Semitic language as part of their play-calling (Boston Herald) 

March 24: QAnon now pushing grand conspiracy theories that include anti-Chinese, anti-Semitic tropes as well as fear of vaccines and global plots to take over the world (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) 

March 25: Swastika and other Nazi symbols found in Tunnel that starts at a Sports Bar and goes to Tropicana Field in St. Peterburg (Tampa Bay Creative Loafing) 

March 25: Juvenile to be charged for Nazi graffiti at Massachusetts elementary school (Patch) 

March 25: Swastika and Hitler found during weapons arrest at Cal State Monterey Bay (JTA) 

March 26: Westfield, New Jersey school and parks vandalized with swastikas (Tap Into Westfield) 

March 27: Over 200 academics endorse a new definition of anti-Semitism (Times of Israel) 

March 27: In south Florida Holocaust survivor’s car marked with a swastika and local auto center’s wall marked with an anti-Semitic message (7 News Miami) 

March 29: Episcopal Church pressured to address anti-Semitic implications of Good Friday reading of Mark 18-19 (Episcopal News Service) Also see Canada 

March 29: Teenager arrested in connection with anti-Semitic graffiti found along a trail in Mt. Morris, New York (13 ABC WHAM)

March 29: Anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic memes shared with students in Chicago prep school (Chicago Tribune) 

March 30: Five hundred and twenty-five U.S. Mayors have joined with AJC to condemn and combat anti-Semitism (Jewish News Syndicate) 

March 30: The University of Connecticut investigates swastika found on side of campus building (NBC Connecticut) 

March 30: Over 525 US Mayors join AJC effort to fight anti-Semitism (Algemeiner) 

March 30: University of Minnesota students vote to adopt IHRA Working Definition (Algemeiner) 

March 31: One in four American Jews have experienced anti-Semitism since 2016 (Haaretz) 

March 31: University of Virginia Jewish students respond to a letter by a candidate for student government by saying that it is anti-Semitic to say abortion is the “greatest genocide of all time” (The College Fix) 

March 31: Vaccine passports compared to Yellow Stars of David that Jews in occupied Europe had to wear during the Holocaust (Jewish Exponent) 

March 31: Kentucky Governor leads condemnation of Libertarian Party’s comparison of vaccine passport and Nazi treatment of Jews (Algemeiner) 

March 31: Student groups at Butler University claim Angela Davis speech was canceled after “Zionist” pressure while University says it was a postponement over procedural matters (Algeminer) 

April 1: Visiting Orthodox couple and their baby slashed by a knife-wielding attacker in NYC (JTA)

April 2: Tablet Magazine study finds that higher levels of education in the United States are not correlated with lower levels of anti-Semitism (Jerusalem Post) 

April 2: Speaker at University of Miami Law School says he embraces being called an anti-Semite (The Miami Hurricane) 

April 5: Albuquerque Mayor claims that cartoon released by a union that opposes him is anti-Semitic (Albuquerque Journal) 

April 6: The University of North Florida claims one of its student behind stickers with QR codes linking to anti-Semitic materials and white supremacist materials (News4JAX) 

April 6: Two Ohio Republicans are criticized by Jewish organizations for comparing U.S. government pandemic policies with Nazi Germany (Algemeiner)

April 6: Anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found on Pittsburgh’s South Side (90.5 WESA) 

April 7: Over 350 academics sign open letter in support of IHRA Definition (Algemeiner) 

April 7: Report Nazi salutes at a fraternity at University of Kentucky triggers a reaction by University (Kentucky Kernel) 

April 7: Neo-Nazi leader pleads guilty to threatening journalists and opponents of anti-Semitism (Business Insider) 

April 8: American Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten, criticized by some community for her remarks about today’s Jews being a part of the “ownership class” (Jewish Journal) 

April 9: ADL calls for investigation of anti-Semitism at Linfield University in Oregon to be thoroughly investigated (OPB) 

April 9: Jewish and Arab-American groups back bill enhancing hate crime reporting in the U.S. (JTA) 

April 9: Swastika found drawn on the asphalt behind a Connecticut elementary school (NBC Connecticut) 

April 10: Governor Cuomo directed state police to investigate anti-Semitic graffiti found at a Long Island elementary school playground (MSN) 

April 11: ADL call on Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson over his replacement theory comments (WTVA) 

April 12: Jewish students at Michigan State University claim harassment during a debate over a student government bill to define anti-Semitism (The Jewish News) 

April 12: Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on cement plant wall in Miami-Dade (7 News Miami) 

April 13: Swastika graffiti found in Ketchikan, Alaska skatepark and trail (KRBD) 

April 13: After U.S. resumes aid to UNRWA President Biden says that UNRWA pledges zero tolerance for anti-Semitism (Times of Israel) 

April 13: Fox defends Tucker Carlson over replacement theory remarks after ADL urges his firing (Times of Israel) 

April 13: Council candidate in Maine likens Covid vaccination to the Holocaust (Seacoast Online)

April 13: Rutgers fraternity vandalized during 24-hour reading for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Daily Targum) 

April 13: Man accused of multiple anti-Semitic graffiti incidents in Coral Gables is arrested (NBC Miami) 

April 13: Pamphlets containing racist and anti-Semitic messages found in Georgetown, Kentucky (Lex 18) 

April 15: Second incident in less than a week of swastika graffiti in Ketchikan, Alaska (KRBD) 

April 15: 1,500 Orthodox rabbis from the politically conservative Coalition for Jewish values criticizes ADL for asking Fox to fire Tucker Carlson over his “replacement” theory rhetoric (The Hill) 

April 15: Oregon Board of Rabbis calls on Linfield College president and board chair to resign over allegations of anti-Semitism (Oregon Live) 

April 15: Magazine takes down graphic of Star of David covering the eyes of President Biden for a story on Israel interfering on issues that concern U.S. national interests (Algemeiner) 

April 16: Long Island man arrested for shootings and hate crimes targeting Jews and LGBT individuals (ABC 7 NY) 

April 18: Prosecutors say a neo-Nazi sympathizer who is accused of storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6 is a threat to the New Jersey Jewish community (JTA) 

April 19: Maryland Jewish lawmakers demand an apology from Delegate Daniel Cox who appeared to conflate a mental health bill with Holocaust atrocities (Maryland Matters) 

April 19: Arizona Holocaust education bill stalls over an amendment that would include the IHRA definition (Algemeiner) 

April 19: Two recent anti-Semitic incidents in the Rego Park neighborhood of Queens (QNS) 

April 19: Driver arrested for hit-and-run assault on a group of Hasidic pedestrians in Williamsburg (Algemeiner)

April 19: Faculty at Linfield University vote to express no confidence in the leadership of the University after accusations of anti-Semitic remarks by the university president and board chair (OPB) 

April 19: Swastika painted on the door of Cedar Grove, New Jersey synagogue (Tap Into Verona/Cedar Grove) 

April 20: Conspiracy theorist who once said Israel is the greatest threat to world peace implies Dr. Anthony Fauci is not loyal to the United States because he took $1,000,000 prize from an Israeli institution (JTA) 

April 20: The twenty-two Senators who are part of the U.S. Senate Bi-Partisan Task Force on anti-Semitism urge President Biden to fill the position of Ambassador to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism (Jewish Exponent) 

April 21: Wiretaps on powerful Chicago Alderman reveal anti-Semitic remarks (NBC Chicago) 

April 22: Anti-Semitic graffiti found on playground of North Garnerville Elementary School in Rockland County, New York (Patch) 

April 22: New survey of American adults finds anti-Semitic attitudes stronger among conservatives than among liberals (JTA) 

April 22: Oregon lawmaker condemns anti-Semitic flyers targeting her (ABC KATU 2) 

April 22: Five House Democrats urge Secretary Blinken to supplement the use of the IHRA definition with the Jerusalem Declaration on anti-Semitism and Nexus document (Haaretz) 

April 23: Anti-Semitic graffiti in Venice, California (CBS Local Los Angeles) 

April 23: Five members of the U.S. House send letters to Secretary Blinken asking the Administration to also use the Jerusalem Declaration and the Nexus Document in addition to the IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism (Cleveland Jewish News

April 24: Windows and doors smashed at two Bronx synagogues (Algemeiner) 

April 25: Associated Press changes the spelling of “Anti-Semitism” to “antisemitism” (Algemeiner) 

April 25: Four Bronx synagogues targeted in rock-throwing incident—two of which were previously targeted (CBS local New York)

April 26: Port Washington Elementary School vandalized with swastikas (NY Senate) 

April 27: Swastikas and racist slurs found on a walking path outside Boston (Boston CBS Local) 

April 27: AJC releases updated and expanded edition of glossary of common anti-Semitic terms and trope (Jewish News Syndicate) 

April 27: Official in California Department of Education accused of promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories is reinstated (Jewish News Syndicate) 

April 28: Linfield University fires tenured, Jewish professor who faulted University for not doing enough about sexual misconduct and accused president and board members of making anti-Semitic statements (Inside Higher Ed) 

April 28: Man pleads guilty to sending anti-Semitic death threats to a resident of Stratford, NY (Courant) 

April 28: Academic freedom group decries pro-BDS Pomona student government bill that threatens to defund Jewish groups like Hillel and Chabad if they don’t support the boycott of Israel (Algemeiner) 

April 28: Biden tells Congress that white supremacists are the most lethal terrorist threat to the United States (JTA) 

April 28: State of New Jersey sues one of its towns over alleged discrimination against Orthodox Jews (JTA) 

April 29: The rise of an anti-Semitism tying Jews to Communism among Hispanics in right-wing political circles (Haaretz) 

April 29: Police press charges against man caught on CCTV footage placing anti-Semitic stickers on the entrance to Omaha synagogue (Algemeiner) 

April 29: New York City man convicted of threatening to kill lawmakers of Zionist Occupied Government (JTA) 

April 30: Chinese Embassy in Japan deletes tweet depicting U.S. as the grim reaper with an Israeli flag, bloody scythe (Jewish Journal) Also see China and Israel

May 1: Student charged with defacing University of Connecticut campus with swastikas says he does not hate Jews, he is just critical of them (Times of Israel) 

May 2: Hannity alleged to have used the old anti-Semitic trope of “Jewish Bolshevism” when he tweeted about Bernie Sanders with “BOLSHEVIK BERNIE” as the headline (Jerusalem Post) 

May 2: Tuft University president reveals an incident of verbal harassment aimed at Asian students and a large swastika painted on an athletic facility (Tufts Daily) 

May 4: Oregon Holocaust Memorial defaced with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans (JTA) 



 Uruguay

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



Vatican City

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Venezuela

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



Yemen

March 31: Jewish population in Yemen drops below ten and there are reports that the latest group to leave were forced to by Iran-backed Houthi rebels (JTA) 

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