ADL presented its annual analysis of hate crime response in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region and called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to ensure that the fight against hate crime remains squarely on the OSCE agenda.
Manufactured incidents of anti-Semitism have been cynically used to discredit political opponents as anti-Semites, whether they are, or not. In recent years, some Ukrainian political operatives have spread rumors that opposing candidates are Jews, likewise whether they are, or not.
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.
April 21, 2014 - Dnepropetrovsk - Swastikas were spray painted on the tomb of Dov Ber Schneerson, brother of the late Lubavicher Rebbe, Rabbi Menahem Mendel Schneerson.
April 19, 2014 - Nikolayev - Two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the door and window of a synagogue. The building was empty at the time, and a passer-by put out the fires with a fire extinguisher.
March 27, 2014 - Malmo - Two teenagers were arrested after attempting to break into a Jewish community building during a demonstration that featured anti-Semitic slogans.