First came Halle, and then the Corona: Antisemitic Manifestations Worldwide – 2019 and the Beginning of 2020
Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide by Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry – April 20, 2020
Coronavirus and the Plague of Antisemitism – CST UK – April 8, 2020
The World Jewish Congress released this report in February 2020 reviewing recent antisemitic incidents around the world.
Important UN Report on ‘Combating Antisemitism’ – September 2019
The UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief’ conducted by Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, was released on 23 September 2019.
The report is unprecedented, and is one of the rare times that the UN has addressed the issue of antisemitism seriously and in detail. Of note, the report states: “The Special Rapporteur stresses that antisemitism, if left unchecked by governments, poses risks not only to Jews, but also to members of other minority communities. Antisemitism is toxic to democracy and mutual respect of citizens and threatens all societies in which it goes unchallenged.”
Click here to read the UN Report: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Religion/A_74_47921ADV.pdf
There are many other official reports and studies on antisemitism, including the following:
Report on Anti-Jewish Incidents in Australia, 2019
Julie Nathan, Research Director of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, wrote this summary of antisemitic incidents in Australia in 2019:
The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic published their Report on Antisemitism in 2018:
University of Oslo study on Antisemitic Violence in Europe
This study “Antisemitic Violence in Europe, 2005-2015: Exposure and Perpetrators in France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Russia” provides information on antisemitism in Europe and on the perpetrators of antisemitic violence.
The study is authored by Johannes Due Enstad of the University of Oslo, and jointly published by the Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities and Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo. Published June 2017.
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) – study on antisemitism
The FRA report includes studies from several human rights bodies, including the ‘European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) – Council of Europe’. The study, “Antisemitism – Overview of data available in the European Union 2006–2016”, covers all 28 EU member states. Published November 2017.
EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) – antisemitism overview 2006-2016
ECAJ Report on Antisemitism in Australia 2018
The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) produces an annual Report on Antisemitism in Australia, in full and condensed versions. The reports for 2018 are:
ECAJ Report on Antisemitism in Australia 2018 – condensed version
ECAJ Report on Antisemitism in Australia 2018 – full report
In Canada in 2018, according to government statistics, there were 1,798 police-reported hate crimes during 2018. This was comprised of:
(target group, the number of attacks, the percentage overall):
- Jews – 347 incidents = 19%
- Blacks – 283 = 16%
- Arab & West Asian – 111 = 14%
- Muslims – 173 = 10%
- Sexual orientation – 173 = 10%
- South Asian – 75 = 4%
- East Asian – 56 = 3 %
- Indigenous – 35 = 2%