According to the most recent report by the Anti-Defamation League, the number of anti-Semitic incidents across the United States has significantly increased where 1,299 anti-Semitic incidents have been recorded, a 67 percent rise compared to the year before.
“We are astonished and horrified by the rise in anti-Semitic harassment, incidents and violence targeting our communities,” stated ADLDirector Jonathan A. Greenblatt
While the incidents occurred across the US, the states with the highest numbers of reports have large Jewish populations. In New York, the highest number of incidents (267) was recorded.
The most recent high profile attack came last month, when John Earnest killed one and injured three at the Poway synagogue in California.
The Jewish hatred that was in his heart was very seen very clearly in the manifesto he published online right before the shooting.
In the manifesto, Earnest ranted about blood libels, control of the economy, media, the murder of Christ, and that the Jews were planning a genocide against the European race.
He attributed his inspiration for the attack to Brenton Tarrant, who last month killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand last month; and also to Robert Bowers who killed 11 people in an attack at the Tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
The situation in the UK is just as bad, where in 2018 the United Kingdom witnessed an unprecedented number of anti-Semitic incidents.
According to a report by the Community Security Trust (CST), a Jewish community organization that monitors anti-Semitism, there were more than 1,650 reported anti-Semitic incidents in 2018.
This represents a 16% increase over the previous record set just a year earlier when there were a total of 1,420 anti-Semitic incidents. In turn, 2017 had surpassed the previous record of 2016, in which there were 1,375 incidents.
Of the 1,652 incidents, 23 percent were via social networks, a 54 percent increase over the previous year.
David Delew, Executive Director of the Community Security Trust in the UK said: “Three years of growing anti-Semitic incidents show the proportion of the problem facing the Jewish community. This is happening throughout society and the country and reflects the deep divisions in our country and politics. The Jewish people are on the receiving end of this hatred, but they should not leave us alone to fight it.”