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Major National & Local Media Outlets Cover ADL’s Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, Revealing 90% Increase Across NYS

  • February 28, 2018

Nationally, ADL recorded the largest single-year increase on record since it began tracking incident data in the 1970s.

There were 380 incidents of anti-Semitism reported in New York State in 2017, including physical assaults, vandalism, harassment and attacks on Jewish institutions, according to ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, compared to 199 such incidents in 2016.

“New Yorkers are seeing an undeniable surge of anti-Semitism and bigotry that we all must confront,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director. “The dramatic increase in harassment, school related incidents and against religious institutions cannot be accepted as a ‘new normal.’ This kind of hate hurts the victim and deeply impacts the Jewish community; we must remain vigilant in denouncing and exposing hate wherever it emerges. We know that when anti-Semitism is on the rise, so too are other forms of hate.”


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