According to Axios, in 2018, Jewish Americans experienced “near-historic levels of anti-Semitism.” An Anti-Defamation League’s Tuesday report revealed that assaults doubled and the single deadliest attack in the U.S. occurred.
In the ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic incidents, there were 59 people identified “who were victims of anti-Semitic assaults in 2018, up from 21 in 2017.” The incidents in 2018 included a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, which ended with the deaths of 11 people.
In 2018, there were 1,879 attacks against Jewish people and Jewish institutions in the U.S. This is the third-highest year on record since the ADL began organizing such data in the 1970s.
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