ADL called a cartoon appearing in the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, which grossly demonized Jewish ritual circumcision, “deeply offensive and appalling.” The cartoon depicts a bloodied crying baby lying on a table with his toes being cut off with pruning shears and severed toes scattered around. A bearded-hatted man is holding what appears to be a Jewish holy book in one hand, while with the other, he holds the baby down on the table with a pitchfork. A woman, who is also holding what appears to be a prayer book, says to entering policemen “Mistreating? No, this is tradition, an important part of our belief!” The police say, “Belief? Oh yes, then it is all right.”
Remarks by Abraham H. Foxman National Director of the Anti-Defamation League to the ADL Annual Meeting November 16, 2012, Chicago, IL
Anti-Semitic attitudes in ten European countries remain at "disturbingly high levels," according to a new poll from the ADL released today, with large swaths of the population subscribing to classical anti-Semitic notions such as Jews having too much power in business, being more loyal to Israel than their own country, or "talking too much" about what happened during the Holocaust.
June 3, 2013 - Verona - Swastikas, the Star of David and the word "Juden" were spray painted on the facade of a synagogue.
June 2, 2013 - Offenbach - A rabbi was attacked by a group of youths in a shopping mall. The group physically assaulted the rabbi and called him a "s***ty Jew."
May 18, 2013 - Panevėžys - Swastikas were found painted on the building of the Jewish community and on the doors of a local school.
Since the Presidential election campaign began following the death of Hugo Chavez, there has been a noticeable increase in anti-Semitic graffiti attacking Jews and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, a devout catholic.