Anti-Semitic Incidents on the Rise in the U.S.
New research shows a significant rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S. Some are blaming the new wave of harassment against Jews on partisan politics. The cases of hate incidents against Jews have increased since last year. The president is addressing this subject, as images of toppled headstones at Jewish graveyards, and anti-Semitic flyers with swastikas were found littered across neighborhoods having shocked and frightened many.
The Anti-Defamation League says complaints about hateful acts against Jews have spiked significantly from 291 in the first quarter of 2016 to 541 so far this year.
New York City has seen a major increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes this year, the New York City Police Department reported.
Anti-Semitic hate crimes for the first two months of the year through Feb. 26 are up 94% compared to the same period last year, this is a 55% increase in hate crimes overall, NYPD officials said Wednesday, according to NBC News and DNAinfo New York.
By: Michael Schwartz