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Tue May 12, 2020, 03:56 AM

Report: Anti- Semitic Incidents In US Hit Record High In 2019

Source: Associated Press

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — American Jews were targets of more anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 than any other year over the past four decades, a surge marked by deadly attacks on a California synagogue, a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey and a rabbi’s New York home, the Anti-Defamation League reported Tuesday.

The Jewish civil rights group counted 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents in 2019, finding 61 physical assault cases, 1,127 instances of harassment and 919 acts of vandalism. That’s the highest annual tally since the New York City-based group began tracking anti-Semitic incidents in 1979. It also marked a 12% increase over the 1,879 incidents it counted in 2018.

Jonathan Greenblatt, the group’s CEO, attributes last year’s record high to a “normalization of anti-Semitic tropes,” the “charged politics of the day” and social media. This year, he said, the COVID-19 pandemic is fueling anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. “Anti-Semitism is a virus. It is like a disease, and it persists,” Greenblatt said. “It’s sometimes known as the oldest hatred. It never seems to go away. There truly is no single antidote or cure.”

The ADL’s count of anti-Semitic assaults involved 95 victims. More than half of the assaults occurred in New York City, including 25 in Brooklyn. Eight of those Brooklyn assaults happened during a span of eight days in December, primarily in neighborhoods where many Orthodox Jews live...


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appalachiablue May 2020 OP
Behind the Aegis May 2020 #1
oldsoftie May 2020 #4
Behind the Aegis May 2020 #10
oldsoftie May 2020 #11
47of74 May 2020 #9
EllieBC May 2020 #12
47of74 May 2020 #13
appalachiablue May 2020 #2
oldsoftie May 2020 #3
keithbvadu2 May 2020 #5
Igel May 2020 #8
McCamy Taylor May 2020 #6
hadEnuf May 2020 #7

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:11 AM

1. More to come.

But, until something disastrous happens again, for most, this will be a big "meh". Anti-Semitism is getting a big boost from multiple sectors, some on purpose, some from pure ignorance.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:34 AM

4. Yes. And also getting a big blind eye from many.

Put someone else in the crime & everyone goes nuts.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:22 PM

10. That is often the case when the victims are Jews.

I wish it weren't true, but it is.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #10)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:12 PM

11. And it irritates the hell out me. nt

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:36 AM

9. Even some Democratic politicians provide boosts to it

 

de Blasio, for instance was in such a big time hurry to be a tough guy that he didn't stop to consider what effects his words would have when he tweeted about a Jewish funeral.

Critics accused de Blasio of singling out the Orthodox Jewish community for censure when others have violated social distancing rules as well.

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said Wednesday he was recommending that the group formally censure de Blasio for his response to the funeral.

“I agree with the Mayor that social distancing is vitally important — and last night’s gathering was not appropriate,” Lauder said in a statement. “But to blame the entire Jewish community is the type of stereotyping that is dangerous and unacceptable at any time, and particularly pernicious while the world is gripped in fear and the worst among us are looking for scapegoats.”

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted that generalizing about the whole Jewish population of New York City “is outrageous especially when so many are scapegoating Jews.”


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Response to 47of74 (Reply #9)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:18 PM

12. De Blasio would never have attacked any other

group that way. And had he the outcry would have spawned at least 50 threads here and half of FB to spontaneously combust. But it was just the Jews so no one cared.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #12)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:03 PM

13. If it had been any other religious group he would have been a lot more careful

 

He should know a hell of a lot better. We've got a bunch of idiots in this open latrine of a country and as we've seen over and over again idiots take what leaders say as permission to act on their Kluxer/Nazi desires.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:42 AM

2. K/R With disgust and more

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:33 AM

3. I posted the latest from Brooklyn last night:

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:53 AM

5. Trump "emboldened" the Nazis

Trump "emboldened" the Nazis

" Michael Von Kotch, a Pennsylvania resident who called himself a Nazi, said the rally made him "proud to be white."

He said that he's long held white supremacist views and that Trump's election has "emboldened" him and the members of his own Nazi group. "

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fights-in-advance-of-saturday-protest-in-charlottesville/2017/08/12/155fb636-7f13-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.b54a0162fe07

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:02 AM

8. Yup. All the Nazis.

Including the African-American Nazis and immigrant Nazis. Stereotypes sometimes wash right over reality.

Like last night's example, with Paulo and Clelia Pinho. " 'You’re the reason why we’re getting sick,' one of the suspects allegedly said, according to police." https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142491613

I could swear I've heard that kind of talk somewhere else.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:30 AM

6. Barr has made the haters bold

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:01 AM

7. B-but the extremist Right Wing are not a bunch of Nazi KKK scumbags.

Honest!

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