A new report shows a continued rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the US in the first nine months of 2017, partly attributable to the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally in which white nationalists marched through the city shouting “Jews will not replace us”.
The report from the Anti-Defamation League shows a 67 per cent increase in physical assaults, vandalism and attacks on Jewish institutions over the same period last year.
Specifically, the report cites 1,299 anti-Semitic incidents across the US between 1st January and 30th September this year, up from 779 in the same period in 2016. The ADL has counted anti-Semitic incidents in the US and reported the numbers since 1979.
“While the tragedy in Charlottesville highlighted this trend, it was not an aberration,” Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL’s CEO, said in a written statement. “Every single day, white supremacists target members of the Jewish community – holding rallies in public, recruiting on college campuses, attacking journalists on social media, and even targeting young children.”
Read the full article by Yonat Shimron at Sight Magazine.