Anti-Israel protests in downton Chicago, near Morningstar’s headquarters
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The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) has highlighted an extremely worrying and unprecedented rise in anti-Semitic incidents from the far left in the last quarter of 2023.

CAM’s Antisemitism Research Center (ARC) found a 1,753% increase in incidents of far-left antisemitism in the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to the third quarter.

In comparing recorded incidents of reported antisemitism between the third and fourth quarter of 2023, the ARC detected a 1,753% increase in global incidents of far-left antisemitism. These incidents typically manifested themselves through anti-Israel demonization, delegitimization, and double standards.

According to CAM, this sharp rise can be attributed to the aftermath of October 7th, which has seen widespread denial, whitewashing, and legitimization of Hamas’ actions, as well as false and libelous claims about Israel’s military campaign of self-defense in Gaza.

The total number of recorded incidents of far-left antisemitism in the third quarter of 2023 is as follows, there were 26 reported incidents in July, 15 in August, and six in September, making a total of 47.

However, in October there were 253 incidents, 314 in November and 304 in December, totaling 871 recorded incidents of far-left antisemitism in the fourth quarter of 2023.

“For a long time, too many have swept far-left antisemitism under the rug, but it is growing both in terms of numbers and threat,” said CEO of CAM Sacha Roytman Dratwa. “It is adopting the language, conspiracy theories, and tactics of the far-right, demonstrating the horseshoe theory whereby the two extremes mimic each other in terms of hate, violence, and discourse.”

“It is necessary to reorient the discussion about antisemitism towards this fact to gain a better understanding of the threat and being able to combat them.”