US anti-Semitic acts hit record high: Jewish NGO

New York (AFP) – The United States saw a record number of anti-Semitic incidents in 2019, the Anti-Defamation League said Tuesday, as it warned that extremists are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to fuel further hatred this year. The ADL, which works to protect Jewish communities, recorded 2,107 acts of anti-Semitism in the US last year, the highest number since record-keeping began in 1979.The cases included a sharp spike in physical attacks.”This was a year of unprecedented antisemitic activity, a time when many Jewish communities across the country had direct encounters with hate,” CEO …

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