Report: Anti-semitic incidents up across New York.
July 22, 2013
Anti-Semitic incidents jumped 27-percent in New York last year, according to a new report.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says there were 248 incidents statewide in 2012.
172 of those incident were in New York City, according to the statistics released on Monday.
“Jews are still being targeted in significant numbers across New York State,” added Gregg Mashberg, ADL New York Regional Board Chair.
The report compiled incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism. New York had the most anti-Jewish incidents in the country last year, according to the report.
“It is disturbing that we saw almost a 30 percent uptick in the total number of anti-Semitic incidents across the state,” said Etzion Neuer, ADL Acting New York Regional Director. “The sharp increase of anti-Semitic vandalism incidents is a reminder that we are still not immune to anti-Semitism.”