New York City is in the eye of the worst storm of anti-Semitism to hit the U.S. in more than 40 years, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported.
Hate crimes targeting Jewish people in the U.S. in 2022 hit the highest level since the ADL began tracking them 1979, according to the Jewish advocacy group’s new report. Of the violent incidents tallied in the data, the vast majority took place in New York City.
Antisemitic incidents rose to 3,697 incidents throughout the country in 2022, a 36% rise from 2021. Members of the ADL and Jewish Relations Council of New York discussed the results of the ADL’s recent audit in a public meeting Wednesday.