A new report by the Combat Antisemitism Movement has found an appalling growth in antisemitic attacks across the US, in the month of January, alone.
The organization reported in its latest monthly finding that it monitored 19 physical attacks targeting Jews in January, which represents a 90 percent increase from the same time period last year. CAM tracked 158 anti-Semitic incidents reported in the media in January, marking a 9.2 percent decrease from January 2021’s 174 incidents.
According to the report, in January of this year, 58.2 percent (92 incidents) were associated with far-right motives, 13.9 percent (22 incidents) had far-left motives, and 13.3 percent (21 incidents) had motives tied to Islam. The remaining 14.6 percent (23 incidents) had “unidentifiable motives.”
January also saw a 14.1 percent increase in far-right anti-Semitic incidents compared to 2021, while there was a decrease of 5.2 percent, 5.8 percent and 3.1 percent in the far-left, Islamist and unidentifiable cases, respectively. There were 45 anti-Semitic vandalisms recorded in January, an 8.2 percent decrease from the previous year.
On a positive note, the report also cited nine “adoptions and endorsements” of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s working definition of anti-Semitism in Alabama, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia, the town of Southampton in New York and Argentina’s Santa Fe Province.