NYC Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Down in January; Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories; ADL launches anti-Semitism tracker

  • February 7, 2020
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THE WEEK’S BIG 3

ADL unveiled a new online tool that will allow users to search its database of anti-Semitic incidents in real time. The fear generated by the spread of the coronavirus has led extremists to promote conspiracy theories and share anti-Semitic views. And anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York City finally declined in January, after a sustained uptick in prior months.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

1. As Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise in U.S., ADL Launches New Online Tracking Tool

“The group collects information about anti-Semitic incidents from open sources, including media reports, law enforcement or direct reporting at one of its 25 offices across the country. According to ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, the staff will investigate and validate the information they publish as part of the new project.” The Washington Post: READ MORE

+ ADL Resource: Anti-Semitic Incidents Tracker

+ ADL Resource: H.E.A.T. Map

2. Coronavirus Spread Sparks Anti-Semitic Views and Conspiracy Theories, ADL Says

“Posts linking the coronavirus to racist and anti-Semitic slurs and memes also are found on 4chan and Gab. One 4chan user wrote, ‘Send the sick to Israel – if you already die at least take out as many Jews as you can.’” JTA: FULL STORY

+ ADL Resource: Extremists Use Coronavirus to Advance Racist, Conspiratorial Agendas

3. Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in New York City Fell in January

“The period between Jan. 1 and Feb. 2 saw 21 hate crimes directed at Jews, according to a preliminary set of statistics published Tuesday by the New York Police Department. The same period last year had 25 anti-Semitic hate crimes.” JTA: FULL STORY

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: “While it’s good that hate crimes are down in NYC in January, it is deeply troubling that Jews remain the primary targets…”

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