Report: anti-Semitic incidents decline in the U.S.

Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. dropped by 13 percent in 2011, according to a report released Thursday (Nov. 1) by … Continued

Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. dropped by 13 percent in 2011, according to a report released Thursday (Nov. 1) by the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks assaults and other attacks on Jews.

There were 1,080 incidents against Jews last year, according to the ADL, the lowest tallied by the non-profit civil rights group in two decades.

“It is encouraging that over the past five or six years we have seen a consistent decline in the number of anti-Semitic incidents across the country and that the numbers are now at a historic low,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL’s national director.

“To the extent that these incidents serve as a barometer, the decline shows that we have made progress as a society in confronting anti-Semitism and pushing it to the far fringes, making expressions of anti-Jewish hatred unacceptable,” Foxman said.

ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents for 2011 included 19 physical assaults, 731 cases of harassment and threats and 330 incidents of vandalism.

Documented cases of anti-Semitism ranged from graffiti on a Brooklyn subway station that read “Jews were responsible for 9/11” to an incident in which a Pennsylvania middle school student wrote numbers on another student’s arm and told him to “Go die in the ovens.”

The report highlighted particular concern about anti-Semitic bullying in schools and cyber-bullying by students.

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  • xexon

    That’s because Israel hasn’t been doing anything recently to raise that level.

    Anti-semitism in the world is directly related to the actions of Israel against the Palestinians and others. During Operation Cast Lead, it hit a peak unseen in many years.

    Because Israel sells itself as a “Jewish State”, people think it represent all Jews. It doesn’t. But the average Joe doesn’t understand this. When he sees Israel do something bad, he feels that the Jews around him should have to pay for it.

    I can’t think of a better reason to overthrow the zionists in Israel than to lower the level of anti-semitism that non Israeli Jews have to endure because of it. Time to stand up and be counted!

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  • Robin B

    I don’t know which is more ridiculous…your assumption that anti Semites in this country follow what goes on in Israel…I’m sure the boy in pa who told a kid to “die in the ovens” was a serious watcher of CNN. If you follow the thinking of hate groups…their rational is usually more along the lines of we’re ‘the devil’…or Christ killers…yes they still believe that. While some anti Semites do hate Israel as well…that’s a more European response. Anti semitism here has thrived with or without problems in Israel. And if your theory were correct, it would be on the rise here, not decline over the past 12 years, as the problems between Israel & Palestine certainly haven’t declined in those years. But it is convenient to blame the zionists…although in my experience…Zionist is an anti semite’s code for Jew…wonder what that makes you

  • xexon

    Then your experience needs to be widened.

    Zionism, this form of zionism, is a 100 year old movement born in Hungary a 100 years ago. It has NOTHING to do with true Judaism. Theo Herzl was an atheistic supremacist with dreams of nationalism more than any god of Israel. His followers founded modern Israel as a zionist state. It remains so to this day.

    Real Jews would do well to steer clear of it.

    Zionism is in the protection business. To keep themselves in power, they cultivate enemies and harvest them as needed. They say they are acting on behalf of Jews and Judaism. This is a lie. They’re acting on behalf of an agenda based on power and domination. The fact they collaborated with the nazis should give you some indication they’re not beyond sacrificing their own kind.

    Now, with almost half the world’s Jews gathered in one place, they’re primed to do it again.

    It’s going to be an inside job. The thought of outside threats has been carefully cultured so you don’t notice what they’re doing.

    The old style “redneck” version of anti-semitism is fading with our more homogenized society. So they’re not so much of a threat anymore. Judaism’s worst enemy in the US now is coming from within the ranks of Jews themselves. Zionists. Militant supremacists who wear 3 piece suits and work in government.

    There is a 4th reich on the rise in the world. These people are the representative of what’s to come.

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