12 white supremacists arrested for threats to US Jewish community since Pittsburgh shooting

  • October 25, 2019

THE WEEK's BIG 3

According to the latest ADL data, at least 12 white supremacists have been arrested for their roles in attacks or plots against the Jewish community in the U.S. in the year since the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. President Trump referred to the impeachment probe currently underway in the House as a “lynching,” drawing sharp condemnations and widespread rebuke. And Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg announced she is donating $2.5 million to support ADL’s anti-hate education programs, research and advocacy efforts.

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1) At Least 12 White Supremacists Have Been Arrested Since Pittsburgh Shooting: ADL

“The report also indicated that there have been 780 anti-Semitic incidents in the first six months of 2019, just shy of the 785 incidents reported in the first six months of 2018…” ABC NewsRead More

WATCH: Recovering from the Deadliest Anti-Semitic Attack in U.S. History -- 60 Minutes, ADL data featured

ADL Report: One Year After the Tree of Life Attack, American Jews Face Significant Threats 

2) President Trump Likens Impeachment Probe to ‘Lynching’

“Trump took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to publicly lament how Democrats are running their impeachment inquiry, repeating familiar talking points before making his first public reference to ‘lynching’ as president...’” The Washington PostFull Story

TWEET from ADL: “Instead of using ‘lynching’ in an inexcusable and callous way… the WH should support bipartisan anti-lynching legislation passed by the Senate…”

From February: ADL Applauds Senate Passage of Anti-Lynching Bill; Urges Prompt House Approval

3) Sheryl Sandberg Donates $2.5M to the ADL to Fight Hate and Bias

“In a post on her personal Facebook page, Sandberg wrote that she was making the donation due to the rise in anti-Semitic attacks worldwide in recent years… Sandberg encouraged others to participate in ADL’s 11 Actions for 11 Lives social media campaign… to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the attack on three Jewish congregations in Pittsburgh.” CNETLearn More

ADL Resource: 11 Actions for 11 Lives

TWEET from Jonathan Greenblatt: “Thank you to @sherylsandberg for the generous gift and commitment to fighting hate. We are at a critical juncture in the fight against bigotry…”

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