American Jews have experienced “near-historic” levels of anti-Semitism in 2018, the latest audit of anti-Semitic incidents in the US by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) revealed.
The annual audit, which was released on April 30, recorded 1,879 anti-Semitic incidents in the US in 2018. While 2018 saw a 5 percent decline in the number of incidents from 2017, the year still had the third-highest record of incidents since the ADL began conducting audits in 1979.
The ADL audit found that 59 people were victims of anti-Semitic assaults in 2018, up from 21 in 2017. The audit noted a 105 percent increase in assault incidents, with 39 assaults in 2018 and 19 incidents reported in 2017. These included the deadly attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Incidents of anti-Semitic harassment also increased slightly, from 1,015 in 2017 to 1,066 in 2018. The number of incidents…
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