Jewish groups warn against rising anti-Semitic hate crimes in tensions between Israel and Hamas


Five Jewish groups wrote to President Joe Biden on Friday expressing concern about the recent surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the United States during the military conflict between Israel and Hamas. Agreed to ceasefire this week..

The American Jewish Community, the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Federation of North America, Hadasar, and the Jewish Federation of the American Orthodox Church use his platform to condemn anti-Semitism and fight anti-Semitism. He called for many actions to be taken.I hate it in America

“Thanks for the current ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas, but to amplify anti-Semitic rhetoric, boldly risky actors, and attack the Jews and the Jewish community. The past two weeks have been afraid that the methods in which the conflict was used will have far more impact than these. ” I have written..

The· Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas It came into effect Thursday night after the parties agreed to stop the 11-day military conflict that killed at least 230 Palestinians and 13 Israelis. About 58,000 Palestinians have been displaced, according to the Associated Press.

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Conflicts are raising tensions online and directly in the United States between Israeli supporters and Palestinians. The Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish organization based in New York, said anti-Semitic hate crimes have “dangerously and dramatically surged” since the outbreak of the conflict.

“We are tracking harassment, vandalism, violence, and torrents of online abuse,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Defamation Prevention League. statement Thursday. “It’s happening all over the world,” he added.

Defamation Prevention League Said It documents “disturbing anti-Semitism” on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. According to the group, an analysis of Twitter posts from May 7th to May 14th revealed that more than 17,000 tweets used a variation of the phrase “Hitler was right.”

“ADL has been blaming Israel and is increasing its activities in the field, sometimes in anti-Semitism,” the group said in a statement.

In recent weeks, thousands of people have marched to major cities in the United States to protest Israeli actions. The majority of protesters “remain within the bounds of free and civil discourse,” but “there were some clear expressions of anti-Semitism at these events,” the Anti-Defamation League said. ..

The group said it had documented “a sign that evokes the ancient anti-Semitic accusations that Jews are responsible for killing Jesus” and “the Holocaust analogy that demonizes Zionists.”

Last Sunday, two people broke a window at a synagogue in Skokie, Illinois. According to local police, A person investigating the case as a hate crime. Police said police on the scene found a broken stick and a “Palestinian freedom” sign on the ground under the window.

In Bal Harbor, Florida, police are investigating after a Jewish family said earlier last week that four men in an SUV threw anti-Semitic slurs at them.

Someone around the same time I broke the front door of the synagogue In Tucson, Arizona, police said.

Thursday night in New York City 26 people were arrested Police were investigating the assault of a Jewish man in the same area as the hate crimes after a clash between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian protesters at Times Square, officials said.

“The anti-Semitism we see across the country is not isolated and not just a few cases. It’s part of a terrifying and consistent pattern. History is that pattern at our risk. Will tell you to ignore, “said Bill de Blasio. Said On Twitter on Friday after meeting with Jewish community leaders at the city hall.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles officials said I was investigating a pair of casesBoth involved a vehicle caravan, but this week could be an anti-Semitic hate crime.

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Labia Braham Cooper, the center of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, speaks on Thursday, May 20, 2021 outside the City Hall of Los Angeles in front of citizens and religious leaders. Los Angeles faith and community leaders sought peace, tolerance, and unity following violence in cities being investigated as potential hate crimes.

Labia Braham Cooper, the center of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, speaks on Thursday, May 20, 2021 outside the City Hall of Los Angeles in front of citizens and religious leaders. Los Angeles faith and community leaders sought peace, tolerance, and unity following violence in cities being investigated as potential hate crimes.

This is the first time the United States has seen an increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes after the conflict in the Middle East, according to Brian Levin, director of the Center for Hatred and Radicalism at San Bernardino’s California State University. Absent.

“Since national data collection began in 1992, the worst months of each decade have revolved around conflicts or conflicting elections in sanctuaries,” Levin said.

According to Levin, the most anti-Semitic hate crimes in the United States occurred in the 1990s in March 1994, when American and Israeli men shot 29 people on the west coast following the Ibrahimimosk massacre. And injured more than 100 people.

In the 2000s, the worst month of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the United States was October 2000. Palestinian uprising Oppose Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. But in the last decade, the most hateful crimes have occurred before and after the 2018 US midterm elections, Levin said.

2019, Anti-Semitic hate crime hits high for the first time in years And for the first time in recent memory, Jews were the top targets of America’s three largest cities, Levin said. However, the coronavirus pandemic blockade has led to a surge in crime against Asian Americans, which has significantly reduced anti-Semitic hate crimes, he said.

“As the violence in the Middle East escalated this month, the suspension of anti-Semitic violence seems to be over,” Levin said.

Dozens of US lawmakers have blamed the wave of anti-Semitic hate crimes. Congressman Grace Meng, DN.Y. Increasing hate crimes for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders In the United States I have written “The wave of anti-Semitic attacks on the Jewish community is disgusting and should not be tolerated,” on Twitter.

“Attack on one community is an attack on all communities,” Meng added.

In addition to the rise in anti-Semitic violence, Muslims in the United States have also been the target of hatred in recent weeks, destroying at least two mosques where police are investigating them as hate crimes.

A worshiper who arrived at a mosque in Brooklyn for a morning prayer last week to celebrate the end of Ramadan found the word “Palestinian death” sprayed at the entrance. And on Monday, religious flags were burned and graffiti was written on the base of the Long Island mosque.

This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Israeli-Hamas Conflict: Jewish Group Warns US Anti-Semitism



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