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Top Ten in Global Antisemitism of the Year - according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center

The Simon Wiesenthal Center held a press conference at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles to announce their annual Top Ten in Global Antisemitism.

Simon Wiesenthal Center's Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Assistant Dean explains the list of their selections in this video interview.

"The Simon Wiesenthal Center puts out an annual Top 10 involving anti-semitism the previous
year. It's not about statistics it's about impact.  And I think we can unfortunately say that once upon a time, we were talking about exceptional situations by individuals primarily or by a Hamas or a Hezbollah or an Iran but now we have to deal with reality.
During covid and probably going forward in which the
various streams of anti-semitism have managed to make their way into the mainstream of our culture of our social settings and of our political discourse.
And not to, of course, we also mention about the disastrous situation on so many campuses. So all this takes place at a time over the last two years where so many of us have been locked down we don't have really a normal life to speak of and yet we see this explosion of anti-semitism."

 The May 2021 conflict between Israel and terrorist Hamas,  played out across cities and on social media in Europe and North America. Hamas’ violent vitriol targeting Jews was exported to Germany, the UK, and across the Atlantic in the US and Canada. While Hamas rockets pummeled Israeli civilian communities, a rabbi was physically attacked outside his synagogue in London. On the same day, a caravan of cars flying Palestinian flags roamed through the city’s largely Jewish Golders Green neighborhood, chanting, “F**k the Jews and rape their daughters” broadcast over a loudspeaker.

Across the US, synagogues and Jews were targeted. In Los Angeles, pro-Hamas thugs jumped out of a caravan of SUVs at a restaurant in the heart of the city, demanding to know who was Jewish, spouting anti-Semitic rants, and violently attacking Jewish customers. A day earlier, during the Shavuot festival, a Hasidic father of six had to run for his life to escape antiSemites pursuing him in vehicles adorned with Palestinian flags. In New York, violence emerged from a pro-Palestinian demonstration. A young man was badly beaten by proPalestinian attackers in broad daylight, sending him to the hospital with a concussion. 

Rabbi Marvin Hier - Simon Wiesenthal Center lists their
Top 10 perpetrators of antisemitism around the globe

Rabbi Marvin Hier - Simon Wiesenthal Center: "Top 10 global anti-semitism list - that is, as every year the Simon Wiesenthal Center puts a list and on this year's list of the top 10 you'll find some unusual names."

In this exclusive video Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean of the Museum of Tolerance, lists the Wiesenthal Center's 2021 Top 10 countdown of antisemitism sources:

In Canada, Jews attending pro-Israel rallies in the country’s major cities were cursed, spat upon, and beaten by Pro-Palestinian protesters. Most nations did not acknowledge the wave of anti-Jewish attacks and at the UN it was anti-Israel business as usual. At a special hearing at the General Assembly, the president of the UN Human Rights Council presented his annual report which was obsessed with one nation—not egregious human rights violators, like China or Iran—but Israel. Israel’s UN ambassador, Gilad Erdan, rose to the podium and declared that the “Antisemitic and one-sided report” belonged “in the dustbin of history.” He then ripped apart a copy of the report and left the hall.

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