The attack on a kosher grocery in Jersey City is officially labeled an act of domestic terrorism and antisemitism.
Sources: Fox News
Sources: Fox News
Amid the celebration of Sukkot, a 26-year-old Jewish student suffers a traumatic brain injury after being attacked with a shovel by a 29-year-old German Kazakh man as he entered a synagogue in Hamburg. Police later discover a piece of paper with a swastika on it in one of the attacker's trouser pockets. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas denounces the attack as "repugnant antisemitism".
Five people are injured in a mass stabbing at the home of a Hasidic rabbi, during Hanukkah celebrations, in Monsey, New York. The suspect was later apprehended by the police. New York governor Andrew Cuomo calls it an "act of domestic terrorism".
Heavy gunfire is exchanged between police and two shooters in Jersey City, New Jersey. Six people are killed: a police officer, the shooters, and three people inside a kosher supermarket, which the shooters barricaded themselves in. Police describe the shooting as an "ambush".
At least 22 people are killed and 24 others injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. A suspect Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas was captured alive. The case is being investigated as domestic terrorism given that Patrick Crusius had posted a 4-page white nationalist manifesto titled "The Inconvenient Truth" on 8chan where he cited a supposed "Hispanic invasion of Texas" and "Simply trying to defend my country from cultural and ethnic replacement" as motivation for the shooting. The suspect was also inspired by Brenton Tarrant, the perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque shooting in New Zealand.
Israeli lawmakers Yuval Steinitz and Oren Hazan accuse Jerusalem-born actress Natalie Portman of antisemitism and seek to revoke her citizenship with Hazan calling her a "little hyprocrite liar" after she decides not to travel to Israel and accept the US$2 million Genesis Prize.
Vice President of Iran Mohammad-Reza Rahimi delivers an anti-Semitic speech at a United Nations conference on the illegal drug trade saying that a central Jewish text, the Talmud, was responsible for the spread of illegal drugs around the world; his speech draws condemnation from U.N. and the European Union diplomats.
The German film agency FSK (Voluntary Self-Regulation of the Movie Industry) permits the showing of the reportedly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Turkish film, "Valley of the Wolves: Palestine", with an over 18 age restriction, saying it contains “propaganda tendencies” and “repetitive violence.” The film, based on events surrounding last May's Gaza flotilla raid, has opened in cinemas in Turkey and Austria.