FBI: Hate Crime Murders Hit Record Level; Countering Brooklyn Attacks on Orthodox Jews; GWU Probes Anti-Semitic Snapchat Video

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November 15, 2019


Newly released data from the FBI shows that hate crime murders in 2018 reached an all-time high. Following a sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks directed at the Orthodox community, ADL announced a doubling of funding for its flagship education program, No Place for Hate, in schools throughout the borough. And officials at George Washington University are investigating after an anti-Semitic video posted on Snapchat was circulated amongst the student body.

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) FBI: Hate Crime Murders Hit Record in 2018

“Hate crime murders in the U.S. reached a 27-year high in 2018, according to data released Tuesday by the FBI. Hate crime murders totaled 24, which includes the 11 worshippers slain last year at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.” CBS News: READ MORE

+ ADL Urges Action After FBI Reports Jews Were Target of Most Religion-Based Hate Crimes in 2018

+ ADL Resource: Hate Crime Map

2) As Anti-Semitism Spikes in Brooklyn, ADL to Double Education Programming in Schools

“During the last school year, 22 schools and some 8,200 students in Brooklyn received the curriculum, which was launched in 1999 and has since been used in 1,600 public and private schools nationwide. With the additional funding, the ADL said it would put an emphasis on public schools in Crown Heights and Williamsburg, where there are large Jewish communities.” Haaretz: FULL STORY

+ WATCH: ADL and Brooklyn Borough President Announce New Initiative Aimed at Preventing Violent Hate Crimes

+ About No Place for Hate  

3) Anti-Semitic Snapchat Video Circulates on George Washington University Campus

“In a seven-second Snapchat video, a male student asks, ‘What are we going to do to Israel?’ A female student replies, ‘We’re gonna [expletive] bomb Israel, bro’ A graphic on the video says, ‘Hot Girl Rosh Hashanah.’” The Washington Post: FULL STORY

+ ADL Disturbed by Student Video Advocating Indiscriminate Violence Against Israel and Jews

+ ADL Resource: Backspace Hate ™




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