Antisemitic incidents in U.S. up by more than 300% since Israel-Hamas war, study says

Antisemitic incidents in U.S. up by more than 300% since Israel-Hamas war, study says

“This represents a 316% increase from the 200 incidents reported during the same period in 2022,” the group said. 

The group shared a map plotting the antisemitic incidents throughout the U.S., which it said included “incidents of vandalism, harassment, and assault directed at Jews (or people perceived to be Jewish) or Jewish institutions.”

Of the 832 incidents on its list, the ADL said it had recorded “632 acts of harassment, 170 instances of vandalism, and 30 assaults.” More than 120 took place on college campuses.

“As we have seen repeatedly, when conflict arises in the Middle East, particularly when Israel exercises its right to self-defense, antisemitic incidents increase here in the U.S. and around the world,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of ADL, said in the release.

“These include violent assaults on pro-Israeli students on college campuses, anti-Israel protests openly expressing support for terrorist organizations, as well as white supremacists distributing antisemitic fliers and banners blaming Jews for the war.”

FBI Director Christopher Wray last month said that the number of anti-religious attacks on Jewish people has increased in the wake of the war and that those attacks are “wildly disproportionate” considering the community’s minority status in the United States.

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