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Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in US hit record high in 2019

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in US hit record high in 2019
Posted at 4:21 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 19:21:44-04

A new report says anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. reached a record high last year, including deadly attacks on a California synagogue, a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey and a rabbi’s New York home.

The Anti-Defamation League's report on Tuesday found 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents in 2019. That's the highest tally since the Jewish civil rights group began tracking anti-Semitic incidents in 1979.

The group found 61 physical assault cases, 1,127 instances of harassment and 919 acts of vandalism. The total number of incidents last year marked a 12% increase over 2018.