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ADL: Anti-Semitic incidents in New Jersey at highest levels ever recorded

Anti-Semitic incidents in New Jersey are at the highest levels they have ever been, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2020, 9:49 PM

Updated 1,499 days ago

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Anti-Semitic incidents in New Jersey are at the highest levels they have ever been, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.
The organization says that there were more than 2,100 anti-Semitic incidents in the state in 2019 – the highest amount since the group began keeping track of such incidents in 1979.
The ADL says that there were 61 physical assault cases, over 1,100 instances of harassment and 919 acts of vandalism.
“We are alarmed by the dramatic increase in anti-Semitic incidents in New Jersey,” said ADL regional director Alexander Rosemberg in a statement. “The deadly shooting attack in Jersey City, followed by the subsequent stabbing attack at a rabbi’s home just across the border in Monsey, New York, demonstrates that incidents are not only increasing, but they are becoming more violent as well.”
The December 2019 attack in Jersey City at a kosher grocery store left several people dead, including the two gunmen who were shot by police.
The ADL says that the total number of anti-Semitic incidents in New Jersey was up 12% from 2018.


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