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Anti-Semitic Assaults Up by 55% in New York State in 2018, According to New ADL Report

New York, New York, April 30, 2019… According to new data released by ADL (the “Anti-Defamation League”) today, anti-Semitic assaults in New York State increased by 55 percent in 2018 over the previous year. Of the 340 anti-Semitic incidents recorded last year, 17 were anti-Semitic assaults.  ADL also observed a marked increase in incidents of vandalism involving private property, from 23

ADL Expresses Deep Concern Over Multiple Incidents of Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Summit, New Jersey Middle School

New York, NY, April 17, 2019…The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) expressed deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, following five prior incidents over the past several months. These incidents are a sad reminder of an observable trend that the ADL has been tracking in New Jersey over the past two

ADL Urges Public Not to Place Blame on Orthodox Jews as Sole Cause of Measles Outbreak

New York, NY, April 1, 2019…The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) expressed deep concern today over rising tensions within New York State in connection with the recent measles outbreak. A recent New York Times article highlights the rising community tensions stemming from this recent outbreak in New York. News reports unfairly singling out the Orthodox Jewish community as the sole responsible population,

ADL Deeply Disturbed by Incident in Which Man Tells Jewish Co-Worker She’s “In The Gas Chamber Now”

New York, NY, March 22, 2019…The Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”) expressed deep concern today following an alleged incident of anti-Semitic harassment in Ulster County, New York. According to police and other reports, Mother Earth’s Storehouse employee William Sullivan, 21, allegedly turned off the lights in a produce cooler while a female co-worker was inside, and said, “You’re in the gas chamber

ADL Extremely Alarmed by Extensive Alleged Anti-Semitic Vandalism of Elementary School Playground in Queens

New York, NY, February 23, 2019…The Anti-Defamation League expressed deep concern today after seeing images of swastikas covering the pavement of a Queens elementary school playground. According to police and other reports, multiple swastikas and the phrase “Heil Hitler” were drawn on the playground of P.S.139 in Rego Park. “This act of hate is part of a troublesome pattern of