Anti-Semitic incidents in US surged 67% from January-September 2017, ADL says

January 3, 2018 Agencies
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The number of antisemitic incidents in the U.S. between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2017, increased by 67 percent when compared with the same period in 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual report on antisemitism.

A man holds a sign promoting an antisemitic conspiracy theory across the street from the former World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Credit: Luigi Novi via Wikimedia CommonsThe report documents 1,299 antisemitic incidents across the U.S. from Jan. 1-Sept. 30 of last year, compared with 1,266 in all of 2016. 

ADL’s Israel director, Carole Nuriel, presented the statistics on Monday to the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs.

Nuriel emphasized that the report is not conclusive and that many additional antisemitic incidents go unreported, often due to victims fearing retaliation or complications with classifying an incident as antisemitic. She also underscored an increase in antisemitic bullying and vandalism within the U.S. school system, as such incidents more than doubled from 130 in 2016 to 269 from Jan. 1-Sept. 30, 2017.

“These figures testify to demons emerging from the bottle and are now threatening to blacken the attitude toward Jews throughout the world,” said Member of Knesset Nachman Shai (Zionist Union), chairman of the Israeli legislature’s Caucus for Strengthening the Jewish People.

“We must not remain silent and allow the worsening of the treatment of Jews and Judaism,” Shai said. “This is a significant danger to the State of Israel. Anti-Semitism is the fuel that nourishes the BDS phenomenon, and the worse it gets, the worse Israel’s situation will be in the world.”


One Response to “Anti-Semitic incidents in US surged 67% from January-September 2017, ADL says”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    No Jews dont control the USA and there are only about 30 Congressmen who are Jew and all but one are from the more liberal Democratic Party.

    Jews do have major influence in Hollywood, but so what, from the early days with MGM and recently Harvey Weinstein and Miramax and others running the show like Warner Brother in the 20th century. At 65 I still love their funny cartoons.

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