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Op-Ed: Overarching Theme at U.N. Forum on Anti-Semitism: It’s Everyone’s Problem

In the context of the body’s founding, after World War II and the Holocaust, and its foundational resolutions on human rights and genocide, the U.N. should have been the natural home to counter anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, too often, it has been not a force to diminish hatred of Jews but a catalyst for a resurgence of anti-Semitism. This was most notably, but hardly solely, evidenced in the infamous 1975 U.N. resolution equation Zionism with Racism which the first major rationale for anti-Semitism in the post-Holocaust Era. So, when the U.N. hosts a conference solely devoted to anti-Semitism, as it has now done for a second time, it is an important occasion. And when strong presentations are made by representatives of four governments on why the fight against anti-Semitism needs to be everyone’s business, that too is significant.

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Reports on Anti-Semitism from Jewish Communities Around the World

ADL Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism

The Global Anti-Semitism Index is the most extensive such poll ever conducted, involving 102 countries and territories. It provides important insights into national and regional attitudes toward Jews, the levels of acceptance of anti-Semitic stereotypes and knowledge of the Holocaust.

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Report Shows Underreporting of Hate Crimes Among OSCE States

A joint report by Human Rights First and ADL found that hate crimes in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region continue to go unreported by participating States, which consistently fall short on their commitments to combat hate crime.

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Global Anti-Semitism: Select Incidents from Around the World

Vandalized monument commemorating a pogrom in Jedwabne, Poland
Artur Reszko/AFP/Getty Images


  • October 12-14, 2016 - Toronto - Swastikas were found at seven sites on and near the campus of the University of Toronto in two separate incidents.  


  • October 6, 2016 - London - A man walking by a Jewish school shouted abusive slogans at students, including ‘Jews, dirty Jews, I'm Hitler, I'll kill the Jews.’  


  • September 12, 2016 - Ioannina – The city’s synagogue was vandalized with swastikas spray-painted on its walls.

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