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Raise in violent anti-antisemitism tracked by Anti-Defamation League

Posted at 5:36 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 08:49:56-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Anti-Defamation League has released new information about the rise of violent antisemitism in the United States collected since the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre in 2018.

The ADL said at least 12 white supremacists have been arrested since the shooting for their alleged roles in plotting or carrying out attacks on, or threatening the Jewish community.

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ADL also tracked what they called near-record levels of antisemitic incidents in the U.S. saying there were 780 incidents reported to them in the first six months of 2019.

“It is horrifying that in the year since the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, at least a dozen white supremacists were arrested after threatening to target Jewish houses of worship,” said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt. “We are tremendously grateful to local, state and federal law enforcement for taking these cases seriously and preventing further bloodshed against the Jewish community.”

The data was released days after a Las Vegas valley church was vandalized with a swastika.