Since Hamas-controlled Gaza began to launch approximately 4,300 rockets on Israeli population centers, Israel was forced to do what any other nation would: defend its civilian population. A barrage of anti-Semitic attacks has resulted in the United States and throughout the world. Here are some of the most notable:

  • June 8: A Chabad center was vandalized with a swastika and the words “dirty kyke” in spray paint (Tuscon, Arizona)
  • June 7: The second pro-Israel banner in two weeks was stolen from Congregation Har Shalom’s property (Potomac, Maryland)
  • June 2: Two swastikas and “Nazi” were written on the door of two Jewish Florida State students’ apartment. One of the students is a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. (Tallahassee, Florida)
  • June 2: the Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial near 79th Street and Grand Avenue was vandalized with graffiti including swastikas, the words “baby killers” and the number 110, a white supremacist numeric hate symbol calling for the expulsion of Jews from the U.S.
  • May 31: Passersby from a car shot paintball guns at a 13- and 11-year-old boy who were on the sidewalk. (Los Angeles, CA)
  • May 29: Concrete slabs were thrown at the windows of Young Israel of Century City synagogue and a nearby kosher restaurant (Los Angeles, CA)
  • May 28: Rutgers University apologizes for an email it sent condemning antisemitism, saying “the message failed to communicate support for our Palestinian community members.” (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
  • May 27:Jews are guilty,” and a swastika were spray-painted on the Holocaust Museum (St. Petersburg, Florida)
  • May 26: Swastika stickers that said “we are everywhere” were placed on two buildings including the Alaska Jewish Museum (Anchorage, Alaska)
  • May 24: Hersham Ghonim allegedly punched an elderly Jewish man as he tried to enter a synagogue in Sheepshead Bay, punching him in the face and yelling, “F—ing Jews! I’m going to f-k you up. I see you Jews are racist.” (Brooklyn, New York)
  • May 24: A Jewish man was assaulted after a conversation with a stranger about Israel and the Palestinians devolved into the assailant telling the Jewish man “the Jews are not going to exist” and called Jews “baby killers” (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • May 24: A brick was thrown through Saba’s Pizzeria, a kosher restaurant (Manhattan, New York)
  • May 24: A man attempted to forcibly gain access to a synagogue, shouting antisemitic slurs, and punching the synagogue’s security guard. (Brooklyn, New York)
  • May 23: Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in London yelled, “We’ll find some Jews there! We want the Jews! We want the Zionists, we want their blood!” (London, United Kingdom)
  • May 23: A synagogue received an email from an unknown sender who wrote: “Die f***ing jew cockroaches! Israel = racism, apartheid, genocide.” (Redondo Beach, California)
  • May 22: Three men yelled “Free Palestine, kill all the Jews!” at four Jewish men outside a synagogue in Borough Park (Brooklyn, New York)
  • May 22: A Jewish man wearing a Star of David necklace was punched by a man who allegedly asked him, “What is that around your neck, does that make you a f***ing Zionist?” (Manhattan, New York)
  • May 22: A synagogue’s preschool received a voicemail from a caller threatening to be “the next synagogue shooter.” (San Diego, CA)
  • May 21: A rabbi was threatened while walking to work by a man who reportedly pulled out an Israeli flag and told him, “You see, they’re [Israel] killing my innocent children, you’re killing my innocent children, and I’m going to kill you.” (Manhattan, New York)

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