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ADL reports New York leads in reported antisemitic incidents

According to the report, there were 51 incidents of antisemitic assault in New York, a more than 300% increase since 2020. There were also increases in incidents involving harassment, vandalism, and swastika imagery.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2022, 12:20 PM

Updated 783 days ago

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New York is leading all other states in the nation in antisemitic incident, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League.
According to the report, there were 51 incidents of antisemitic assault in New York, a more than 300% increase since 2020. There were also increases in incidents involving harassment, vandalism, and swastika imagery.
More than half of the 51 assaults in the state happened in Brooklyn – some of the disturbing incidents targeted Orthodox Jews. Others happened at the height of unrest happening in Israel and Palestine in 2021.
The ADL counted 2,717 antisemitic incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism in 2021, a 34% increase over the previous year and the highest number since the New York City-based group began tracking such incidents in 1979.
The audit found that extremist groups or individuals, including white supremacists, were responsible for 484 incidents last year, up from 332 in 2020. The distribution of antisemitic fliers, banners, stickers or written messages accounted for most of those incidents. They also included acts of vandalism and bomb threats to Jewish institutions.
AP Wire Services contributed to this report.


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