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Anti-Semitic Incidents Soared in 2017, Marking Nation’s Largest Single-Year Increase, Report Finds.

posted on February 27, 2018

The Washington Post’s Tara Bahrampour reports, “Anti-Semitic activities in the United States shot up an unprecedented 57 percent last year, marked by hate crimes in schools and bomb threats against Jewish institutions, according to a report released Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League.” The year 2017 saw the second-highest number of anti-Semitic activities since the ADL began tracking data in the 1970s. Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL, says, “We’re living in a time where extremists feel emboldened and they’re increasingly taking action. They feel empowered; they almost feel like they’ve been mainstreamed.”

Read at The Washington Post