Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. have doubled since 2015, according to new data from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
The ADL’s annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents released Tuesday revealed a total of 1,879 attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions in 2018. The figure was down slightly from 2017, but still near historic levels and nearly double the number of attacks that were recorded in 2015, according to the ADL.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL’s CEO and national director, said in a statement that there continues to be “an alarmingly high number of anti-Semitic acts.”
“We’ve worked hard to push back against anti-Semitism, and succeeded in improving hate crime laws, and yet we continue to experience an alarmingly high number of anti-Semitic acts,” Greenblatt said.
“We unfortunately saw this trend continue into 2019 with the tragic shooting at the Chabad synagogue in Poway. It’s clear we must remain vigilant in working to counter the threat of violent anti-Semitism and denounce it in all forms, wherever the source and regardless of the political affiliation of its proponents,” Greenblatt added.
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