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Report: 400% Increase in Anti-Semitism

Report: 400% Increase in Anti-Semitism

The recent escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas has produced a dramatic increase in anti-Semitism throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and South Asia. 

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian protestors clashed in Manhattan last Thursday despite the two sides have reached a ceasefire. Online footage shows fireworks being thrown from a vehicle into a crowd. Later that day, roughly 150 protestors stormed the Israeli consulate in New York. 

“Stop telling me this is about Israel and Gaza,” said a local who was harassed while walking to his place of worship. “My people are being targeted across the United States in broad daylight. This is textbook anti-Semitism, and we will continue to live in danger until the public starts to recognize it for what it is.”

Others have been attacked simply for speaking Hebrew or wearing yarmulkes in public.

“It’s a very hard time to be a Jew in the United States right now and to see so many ignore the hatred we are seeing is incredibly painful – though nothing we’re not accustomed to,” says Jewish model Elizabeth Pipko.

Synagogues in Illinois, Utah, and Arizona have reported vandalism including broken windows, pro-Palestinian propaganda, and swastikas. 

In New Jersey, a family walking home from synagogue was verbally harassed by a pro-Palestinian demonstrator who shouted, “Go back to where you came from!” The family’s three children no longer feel comfortable playing outside, said the mother. 

Jewish families in Florida have also been the targets of anti-Semitism after leaving synagogue. One man claims protestors threw trash at his family and threatened to rape his wife. 

In Los Angeles, a father of six was chased through a parking lot by a vehicle flying Palestinian colors as protestors chanted “Death to Jews” and “Allahu akbar.” The man now “hides behind trees” when vehicles approach if he is heading towards or away from synagogue. 

In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged support for the Jewish Community amid a 400% increase in hate crimes. The same trend has been identified on social media. According to the non-profit Anti-Defamation League, there has been a dramatic uptick in tweets containing the words “Hitler was right.” 

Given the increased support for Palestinians in Congress (read more here), President Joe Biden is facing intense pressure to take action. 

“When you have political leaders like ‘The Squad’ and those who agree with them including influencers and entertainers and the media that are giving a moral equivalency and parroting talking points of Hamas, a terrorist organization…it means that the usual people we would hope to bring down the level of the rhetoric and the hatred, it’s not going to be automatic,” said Abraham Cooper, Rabbi of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museums of Tolerance. 

The increase in anti-Semitism comes after the longtime violence between Israel and Hamas escalated earlier this month after an effort was made to relocate Palestinian families living in East Jerusalem. More than 200 people have been killed in Gaza, including 64 children. At least 12 have been killed in Israel.

Sources:

US seeing wave of ‘textbook anti-Semitism’ amid Israel-Gaza tensions 

LA Jewish man chased by 2 vehicles waving Palestinian flags: ‘They were yelling Allahu akbar.”

Synagogue Attacks And Slurs: Jewish Community Rocked By Rise In Anti-Semitism Amid Israel-Gaza Fighting 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    do you have any words for the peaceful citizen in Palestine who were praying and children were killed
    NO

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    • Ben

      Imma kick you out of your home and allow my friends to build on your property… let’s see how peaceful you are.

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    • Ben

      Anon.
      Imma kick you out of your house and let my friends build on your land… let’s see how peaceful you are then

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    • Ben

      Imma kick you out of your house and let my friends build on your land… let’s see how peaceful you are after that

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  2. Russell Bateman

    No one with the slightest amount of grey matter between the ears can conclude that Israel is doing anything other than defending itself? Everything is upside-down today. But, Isaiah prophesied,

    “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

    I’m sorry to see Utah on the list in this article because the (greater we) in Utah simply aren’t going to do such a thing (to synagogues, mosques, temples, community centers or any kind of church). In fact, it’s rather the case that we build or help them (in interfaith cooperation).

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  3. Ben

    Seems like just yesterday that a bunch of very fine white guys in MAGA hats and tiki torches marched through Charleston chanting “Jews will not replace us”.
    My time flies when you’re having fun.

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  4. Ben

    Dang. Sorry about all the repost. Your site is messed up. Sometimes it posts instantly, other times it takes hrs. Lesson learned.

    Hey, what about the Jewish space lasers? Maybe that why everyone is so upset with our Jewish friends.

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  5. Ben

    Watch out for the Jewish space lasers starting forest fires!

    Watch out, first they make you wear masks to protect your fellow man, next it’s gold stars and train rides

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