For several years, antisemitism, worldwide, has been skyrocketing to levels not seen in decades. In the United States, the story is sadly much the same, except for one difference: CUFI. For the first time in history, an army of millions of committed Christian Zionists has banded together as Christians United for Israel to strongly oppose antisemitism and stand with the Jewish people.


Top US Antisemitism Official Urges ‘Aggressive’ Response to Rise of Online Hate Speech During Coronavirus Crisis

A top US State Department official said on Monday he was “deeply concerned” by a sharp rise in online antisemitism during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“What we’ve seen in the past two months is really a wave — a tsunami, I might say — of antisemitism on the internet focused on the coronavirus,” US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat…


Ohio Leaders, Groups React to Protester’s Anti-Semitic Sign

Ohio leaders and Jewish groups are speaking out against anti-Semitism after photographs from an April 18 stay-at-home order protest outside the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus showed a man holding an anti-Semitic sign.

State Rep. Casey Weinstein, D-Hudson, posted one of the images and spoke out against it on Twitter, while another photo showed a…


Spate of Anti-Semitic Incidents in Europe Draws Stark Warning from World Zionist Organization

Following a series of anti-Semitic incidents across Europe in recent days, World Zionist Organization (WZO) Vice Chairman Yaakov Hagoel on Monday called for urgent action.

“Anti-Semitic events have become commonplace for the Jews around the world. Unfortunately, for worldwide governments, the window of time to build a plan to eradicate…


Anti-Semitism Rages During Coronavirus

After a horrifying and deadly string of anti-Semitic attacks rocked the United States in December 2019, many people spent the first months of 2020 uniting against the scourge of anti-Jewish prejudice. The urgency of that fight has understandably taken a backseat to concerns about the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of…


New Report Says Coronavirus Pandemic is Fueling Anti-Semitism

The coronavirus pandemic is fueling a rise of anti-Semitism around the world, according to an annual report published by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University Monday.

Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), said in the first few months since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a rise in “anti-Semitic manifestations…


How COVID-19 Has Sparked Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories

It’s easy to see how the coronavirus pandemic has sparked anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. They are a part of the classical paradigm; the Jews have again become what the Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni called “the plague spreaders of 1630.” This has happened every time there has been a plague, for example the Black Death, which swept through…


OU Hillel Paints Messages of Love Over Anti-Semitic, Racist Graffiti

Sarah Livingston, Hillel at Ohio University director, found out via text from friend and dean of students Jenny Hall-Jones that the graffiti wall near Baker University Center “had some hate on it,” on April 27.

That hate, Livingston would discover, was 11 spray-painted swastikas, a depiction of Adolf Hitler and a racial slur on the student…


International Scapegoating of Israel and Jews for Spreading COVID-19

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, examples of those seeking a scapegoat for the virus continue to proliferate. As ADL and other groups have explored, there have been numerous cases of xenophobia in the US related to the virus, particularly attacks against Asian individuals and groups. Internationally, there have…


Iran’s Hispan TV Follows Press TV’s Footsteps With Live Stream On YouTube

Hispan TV, the Iranian government’s Spanish-language satellite news network, began a live stream of its network on YouTube one week ago. Like its English-language sister station Press TV, Hispan TV regularly broadcasts anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist conspiracy theories.

Hispan TV’s use of YouTube to live stream its broadcast, which originates…


French Far-Right Local Election Candidate Posts Antisemitic Video

Alain Mondino, head of the far-right RN list in municipal elections in the Paris suburb of Villepinte posted a video on social media linking Jews to the spread of the coronavirus.

The video, titled “Corona virus for Goy”, espouses a theory that the virus was “put in place by Jews” in order to “assert their supremacy”.

Mondino said he had “found…


DeWine Calls Anti-Semitic Sign at Protest ‘Disgusting’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has responded to photos showing anti-Semitic signs during an April 18 stay-at-home order protest outside the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

“I didn’t see it in person, but I saw it on the internet. It was disgusting. It was vile,” DeWine said April 22 at a press conference at the Ohio Department of Public Safety on COVID-19…


Iran’s Regime Pushes Antisemitic Conspiracies About Coronavirus

Iran’s Press TV, which represents the regime’s English-language propaganda, has been pushing antisemitic conspiracies about the coronavirus to distract from the mullah regime’s mishandling of the pandemic.

On Sunday, Iran’s Health Ministry reported 49 new coronavirus deaths, the highest single-day toll of those killed by COVID-19 in the country…


Bipartisan Group of Senators Calls for Increased Funding for State Department Anti-Semitism Envoy

A bipartisan group of 28 senators have called on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs to increase funding for the U.S. State Department’s office that develops and implements policies and projects to combat global anti-Semitism.

The letter to the subcommittee, dated April 24, was…


New York Mayor de Blasio Blasted for Singling Out City’s Jews Over Alleged Violations of Coronavirus Restrictions

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing heavy criticism after he attacked his city’s Jewish community for allegedly violating coronavirus-related restrictions on public gatherings.

In a tweet issued on Tuesday night, de Blasio said, “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have…


A Year After Poway Shooting, Synagogue Remembers Victim Who ‘Helped all People’

JTA — One year after a shooter attacked the Chabad of Poway synagogue during services, killing a beloved member, the congregation’s rabbi stood alone in the sanctuary of the empty building to lead a memorial.

Rabbi Mendel Goldstein remembered Lori Gilbert-Kaye, the shooter’s victim, as kind and “beautiful” inside and out in the one-hour taped…


Rise of Coronavirus Correlates to Rise in Antisemitism, Especially in Heavily Jewish Areas of New York and New Jersey

As 2019 came to close, the New York metropolitan region recorded extremely high number antisemitic incidents. Lawmakers, community leaders, law enforcement and ordinary citizens expressed the importance of tolerance and respect for all people.

It seemed to work for a short time, anyhow. Then the COVID-19 outbreak began, and as fears of the novel…


Nearly Two-Thirds of American Jews Feel Less Safe Now Than A Decade Ago

Nearly two-thirds of American Jews believe that they are less safe today than a decade ago, according to a new survey by the Anti-Defamation League on Jewish encounters with anti-Semitism in the United States.

The survey found that 54 percent of American Jews have either experienced or witnessed an incident they deem was motivated by…


Major Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise Some 18 Percent in 2019, According to a New Report

The number of major anti-Semitic incidents worldwide rose by 18 percent in 2019 over the previous year, according to a newly released report from Tel Aviv University, the Kantor Center for the Study of European Jewry and the European Jewish Congress.

According to the report, 456 acts of “major violent cases” of anti-Semitism were reported…