Antisemitic Incidents

ADL reports slight decrease in antisemitic cases in the United States last year

The Anti-Defamation League said Tuesday that the number of preventive incidents in the United States has decreased over the past year due to a reduction in physical fighting in the confinement system, but the overall record has remained near the highest in recent years. years, the Anti-Defamation League said Tuesday.

However, the number of unfriendly events last year was the third highest recorded by the ADL in 1979 at 9. Such incidents have risen steadily in recent years, and the ADL recorded its highest number in 2010, when the ADL identified 2,107 dissidents, including deadly attacks on Jewish communities across the country, including Jewish incidents.

The epidemic didn’t stop the hatred, it just resurfaced, said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL’s chief executive officer. The third highest number ever recorded in the ADL with more than five activities per day for each day of the year.
The report comes shortly after the second anniversary of a deadly attack on a synagogue in Powe, California, where a gunman shot and killed Laurie Kaye, 60, during an Easter service and injured three other people. John Ernest, a 19-year-old gunman, was charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Of the more than 2,000 incidents recorded last year, ADL blamed 331, or 1% of groups, on extremist groups or individuals. New Jersey, with the European Heritage Association describing the ADL as responsible for 110 incidents, described as a white hegemonic group, most of the people involved were involved in promoting flyers, banners, stickers or text messages.

Harassment incidents have increased. There were 1,242 incidents of harassment, a 10% increase over 2019, and 751 incidents of vandalism, most of which involved swastikas displaying, 18% less than the previous year.

Jewish graves and cemeteries were vandalized 11 times last year. In January, the headstones of two Jewish cemeteries in Hartford, Connecticut, were smashed and vandalized, ADL reported.

The number of attacks on American Jews was cut almost in half, from 611 in 1990 to 31 in 2020, killing 41 people. About half of the attacks took place in New York City, the country with the largest Jewish population outside of Israel.

Last November, in the Brooklyn district of New York City, a Jewish pedestrian struck him and told him that he had the opportunity to slap a Jew, according to the report.

In December, a Jewish man was attacked near the University of Kentucky. According to the report, a driver screamed at his feet and ran towards the anti-Semitic hunter.

Unlike in 2019, when five Americans were killed in anti-Semitic attacks, there were no casualties last year.

Attacks on Jewish institutions such as the synagogue and Jewish community centers and schools increased 40% last year to 327. Of the 264 cases of harassment in Jewish institutions, 114 were known as zombiebings, which were directed at religious webinars. , educational or cultural.

The number of unfriendly cases in non-Jewish schools and universities has decreased by 1%. As schools move toward reopening, unfriendly phenomena at these institutions will immediately return to levels close to those seen in recent years, according to the report.

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