Antisemitism Monitor | Week of December 19, 2022

By | Nov 02, 2023

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Antisemitism in Context

Reporting that leads to a greater understanding of antisemitism

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A courtroom sketch of Thomas in federal court by Christine Cornell

Crime or Crisis: Disentangling Mental Illness and Antisemitic Violence

Three years after the Hanukkah stabbing attack in Monsey, NY, both antisemitic attacks and mental health crises are still on the rise.

Hell’s Angels Gang Leader Accused of Coordinating Attacks on Jewish Targets in Germany on Behalf of Iranian Regime

German police believe that Ramin Yektaparast, the founder of the Hell’s Angels chapter in the city of Mönchengladbach, led the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) series of attacks on Jewish targets in Germany. These attacks include firing shots at the Old Synagogue in Essen, attempting an arson attack on the synagogue in Dortmund and hurling a Molotov cocktail at a Jewish school in Bochum.

Canada, December 4, 2022

Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May hosted Nazih Khatatbad a Holocaust-denier who referred to Judaism as a “terrorist religion,” in Parliament Hill.

Israel, December 7, 2022

Two Palestinian teenagers posted a video of themselves accosting a Haredi man in Jerusalem and forcing him to kiss their feet.

Scotland, December 10, 2022

Vincent Reynouard, a prominent French Holocaust denier, fled France after being convicted under anti-Nazi laws. Detained near Edinburgh, Reynouard told the court that he does not consent to be extradited.

United States, December 15, 2022

U.S. officials slammed UN Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur Francesca Albanese for recently revealed 2014 comments regarding a “Jewish lobby” controlling the United States and the BBC. Also, Ohio passed the “Increasing Penalties for Disturbing a Religious Service” law in response to antisemitic “Zoombombing” of religious services.

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A Wide Open Conversation with Ken Burns and Michael Krasny

Filmmaker Ken Burns joins award-winning journalist Michael Krasny, retired public radio host of KQED Forum, for a wide-open conversation about Burn’s just-released book Our America: A Photographic History and the new three-part series The U.S. and the Holocaust.

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After Corbyn’s Exit, Is the Labour Party Safe for the UK’s Jews? 

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