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Police: Anti-Semitic Crimes up 125% in New York City

December 6, 2022

by: JNS

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Tuesday, 6 December 2022 | The New York Police Department on Monday reported 45 anti-Semitic crimes in the city in November, compared to 20 over the same period in 2021, according to police data.

In the most high-profile incident, two men were arrested for plotting to attack Jewish targets in the city. One was in possession of a hunting knife and a swastika arm band at the time of his arrest, with authorities later seizing a handgun and [a] 30-round magazine from a bag one of the men had been filmed carrying earlier.

In other anti-Semitic incidents, four suspects assaulted a Jewish man on a street in Brooklyn; a man threw rocks at a Jewish school; and a vandal sprayed “Free Palestine” on a Chabad outreach vehicle, according to local media.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams last Wednesday denounced the increase in global Jew-hatred in an address at the 2022 Mayors Summit against Anti-Semitism in Athens, Greece.

“The temperature is increasing ever so slightly that we have allowed [anti-Semitism] to normalize in every part of our lives. We have become accustomed to it; it has become popular,” said Adams at the event, which was attended by over 50 mayors and municipal leaders from across the globe.

The Anti-Defamation League recorded 2,717 anti-Semitic incidents across the United States in 2021, a 34% increase over the previous year.

Posted on December 6, 2022

Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on December 6, 2022. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

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