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Overt U.S. Antisemitism Returns with Trump, Ye: “Something Is Different”

posted on October 27, 2022

Michelle Boorstein and Isaac Arnsdorf of The Washington Post report that antisemitic comments by former President Trump and musician Ye are in line with the long history of antisemitism in the U.S. and around the globe. They write, “What has struck some experts is how blatant the comments about Jews are at a time when incidents of harassment, vandalism and violence against them have been at their highest levels since at least the 1970s.” Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, said, “While at a generalized level, antisemitic attitudes have dropped, the incidents have risen because there is less shame. People feel they can say and do anything.”

Read at The Washington Post