Antisemitic Incidents in US Soar

The Hill
Article Source: The Hill

Article Source: The Hill

Pro-Israeli supporters “March For Israel” at the National Mall on November 14, 2023 in Washington, DC - Noam Galai/Getty Images
  • According to new statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), antisemitic incidents in the U.S. have surged 337 percent since the start of the Israel-Hamas war on Oct. 7.
  • The ADL recorded over 2,000 antisemitic incidents between Oct. 7 and Dec. 7, the highest in a two-month period since the organization began tracking in 1979.
  • The incidents include 40 cases of physical assault, 337 cases of vandalism, 749 cases of verbal or written harassment, and 905 rallies featuring antisemitic rhetoric.
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray noted a 60 percent increase in hate crime investigations since Oct. 7, with a focus on the Jewish community. Islamophobic incidents have also risen, with 2,171 complaints reported since Oct. 7, a 172 percent increase from the previous year.  Read More

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