Anti-Semitism in the US

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in the U.S.

Since January 2017, Jewish institutions across the country have been targeted with an unprecedented number of bomb threats. Jewish Community Centers, schools, synagogues and Anti-Defamation League offices have all received calls or e-mails warning of attacks that turned out to be hoaxes.

Our 2015 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents reported an overall increase in anti-Semitic incidents for the second straight year. While the rate remains historically low, the current numbers reveal disturbing trends: A dramatic spike in violent anti-Semitic assaults, and a marked increase in anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses.

ADL has been monitoring this increase—on campuses, in our communities and online. In 2016, ADL launched a Task Force on Online Harassment and Journalism to investigate and develop responses to anti-Semitic attacks on journalists. Advisors to this group include thought leaders from academia, industry, journalism, law enforcement and a range of non-governmental organizations.

If you witness an anti-Semitic incident or any act of bigotry, report it here.

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