ADL has asked our friends and partners to join us as we push back against the virulent and increasing attacks targeting the Jewish community by signing this open letter. It calls out rising antisemitism, the threat that this hatred poses to us all, and the importance of a collective response in responding to anti-Jewish rhetoric and the rise in hate online and offline.
The rise of antisemitism cannot be ignored.
In 2022, ADL tracked the highest number of antisemitic incidents in the United States in more than 40 years. Hate online is surging as well. This has all gotten worse in recent weeks and months. Across the United States, we have seen more than 50 swatting and bomb threats against institutions, physical attacks and foiled plots against synagogues and other places of worship, white supremacist masked men marching in amusement parks, hateful flyers distributed in residential neighborhoods, and toxic banners are being hung over major highways. And now – ADL is the very public target of an online hate campaign – started by antisemites and amplified by Twitter/X’s owner (who has also threatened to sue ADL).
This level of hate is anything but normal.
Such insidious efforts don’t daunt us. Instead, they drive us to be unflinching in our commitment to fight hate in all its forms and to ensure the safety of Jewish communities and other marginalized groups. Because we know that none of our communities will be safe until we are all safe.
With great urgency, we the undersigned come together in solidarity to decry hate, denounce scapegoating, and ensure that rising extremism not be mainstreamed or normalized.
Antisemitism is a threat to us all around the world. We call on everyone - from government officials to community leaders, to clergy and educators - to join us and use their power to send that message and do their part to reverse this tide.
Only together can we fight hate for good.
For individuals who want to take action to combat antisemitism and fight hate for good: