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June 21st marks 55 years since the murders of civil rights defenders James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. They were killed for helping African Americans register to vote in Mississippi. We must honor their legacy and stand in solidarity with minorities anywhere.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a half-year report on hate crimes in New York City. Disturbingly, hate crimes are up more than 80% and more than half of the crimes in the city were antisemitic. No minority should ever feel unsafe walking the streets of NYC.
11 US states have already ensured that the Holocaust is taught in their public schools. Will your state be next? Write your representative today and make sure the Holocaust is taught in your schools: bit.ly/2IjaSVX
A recent study revealed that there were 1,879 recorded antisemitic incidents in the United States in 2018.
Of these incidents, 344 antisemitic incidents took place in K-12 schools last year. Write your representative in support of the Never Again Education Act to grant funds to provide Holocaust education in American schools: bit.ly/2HkE9jA
Antisemitic incidents in Belgium have nearly doubled since last year.
In 2018, there were over 100 incidents in total. Even more shocking is that 39% of Belgium's Jews have reported being harassed just for being Jewish. Read more: http://bit.ly/2WrrCDi
A new survey by the Claims Conference found critical gaps in Holocaust knowledge in Austria. Disturbingly, the majority of those polled did not know six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. Read more: http://www.claimscon.org/austria-study/
The FBI has reported more than a 17% rise in hate crimes across America. The annual report showed there 7,175 bias crimes which targeted 8.493 victims based on their race, religion, and sexual orientation. Read more: http://bit.ly/2ISYYVx
Antisemitism is rising for Jews in Europe, according to the latest survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. According to the report, roughly 89% of the European Jews surveyed said antisemitism is a problem in their country. Read more: http://bit.ly/2FBwBIy
The Holocaust memorial in Trikala, Greece was established in December to commemorate the 50 Jews from the city who perished in Auschwitz. Sadly, Trikala's Holocaust memorial was vandalized 3 times in March. Read more: https://antisemitism.org.il/143107
90% of European Jews say antisemitism has increased in their home countries in the past five years. Read more:http://bit.ly/2FBwBIy
The Netherlands in 2018 saw a 19 percent increase in recorded anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 to a record 230 cases. The Center for Information and Documentation recorded 135 real-life incidents (those that did not occur online). There were 113 real-life incidents reported in 2017. Read more: http://bit.ly/2TpOayO
Nearly 90 percent of French Jewish students said they have experienced anti-Semitic abuse on campus, a new poll found. Disturbingly 20% of these students said they also suffered an antisemitic physical assault on campus. Read more: http://bit.ly/2FpJ9Tj
In 2018, there was a 74% rise in antisemitism in France. This is alarming and unacceptable. We join Le Crif, the umbrella organization of French Jewish organizations, in calling for a national effort to combat antisemitism. We hope the French government will not only condemn these acts, but also bring the perpetrators to justice. Read more: http://bit.ly/2GnN3Ok
Last week, the WJC report released a detailed report exposing on social media the antisemitic nature of the ultra-nationalist promoters and participants of the Lukov March in Bulgaria. The report found that Lukov March Facebook page has dozens of antisemitic posts denying the Holocaust and calling for violence against Jews. Read more: http://bit.ly/2GdBJUA
Every February a torch-lit demonstration draws neo-Nazis from across Europe to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia in honor of General Hristo Lukov. General Hristo Lukov, a Nazi collaborator helped send 11,300 Jews to their deaths in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka. Read more: http://bit.ly/2GdBJUA
Nearly half of 557 respondents in a survey of Dutch Jews said they were afraid of identifying publicly as Jewish. Of the respondents, 43 percent said they take active steps to hide their Jewish identity, such as wear a hat over their kippah or hide Star of David pendants. Read more: https://bit.ly/2QpWZes
The NYPD reported that New York City has experienced a 22 percent increase in hate crimes against Jewish people so far this year:. In 2018 there were 159 incidents compared to 130 incident during the same period of 2017. Read more: https://bloom.bg/2RWKjcl
The Boycott, Divest and Sanctions campaign against Israel has been categorized as anti-Semitic by the Berlin State Office for the Protection of the Constitution, an institution which monitors anti-democratic activities across the political spectrum in Berlin. The office's annual report for 2017, released last week, “refers to a grey area” between “legitimate criticism of Israeli politics to anti-Zionist anti-Semitism.” Read more: bit.ly/2LVNoFZ