Dramatic increase in anti-Semitic violence in US

The number of violent anti-Semitic attacks in the US rose dramatically last year, according to data released on Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League.Carol Nuriel, executive director of the ADL office in Israel, presented the annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents at a committee meeting of the Immigration and Absorption Ministry.Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page. The organization recorded a total of 941 incidents in the US in 2015, an increase of some 3 percent from the 912 incidents recorded in 2014. Fifty-six of those incidents fell under the most violent category of anti-Semitism, representing a more than 50 percent increase from the 36 assaults reported in 2014.Moreover, the organization recorded almost double the amount of anti-Semitic acts on US college and university campuses last year, compared with the previous year. A total of 90 incidents were reported on 60 college campuses in 2015, compared with 47 incidents on 43 campuses in 2014. Campus anti-Semitic incidents accounted for 10 percent of the total incidents reported in the US in 2015.


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