ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents recorded a total of 941 incidents in the U.S. in 2015, an increase of about 3 percent from the 912 incidents recorded in 2014. The number of violent anti-Semitic assaults taking place rose dramatically last year, contributing to a three percent rise in the total number of anti-Jewish incidents reported.
In the wake of a series of disturbing incidents where journalists covering the 2016 presidential campaign have been targeted with anti-Semitic harassment and even death threats on social media, ADL announced it is convening a Task Force on Hate Speech and Journalism. Building on ADL’s decades of experience in monitoring and exposing hate and hate groups, as well as its central role in working with the Internet industry to address online hate, the Task Force will seek insights from a group of outside experts and representatives of journalism, law enforcement, academia, Silicon Valley, and NGOs.
"We are disturbed that violent anti-Semitic incidents are rising, and we know that for every incident reported, there's likely another that goes unreported."
Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO, from an article on NBC News.com on the release of ADL’s 2015 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents in the U.S.
Mr. Greenblatt discusses how the shooting in Orlando was a reminder that in the U.S. and across the globe, LGBT people “face persecution, legalized discrimination and the threat of both state-sanctioned violence and brutality" and calls for a more humane refugee policy rooted in our common humanity and in Jewish values.
Medium, June 20, 2016
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