Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017 more than double the U.S. total from 2015, ADL says

A sign at a protest in New York City, August 14, 2017. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

(JTA) – The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States spiked in 2017, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

There were 1,986 acts of anti-Semitism in the U.S. last year, according to an ADL audit released Tuesday. That is more than double the total from 2015, which was 942. It’s also a 57-per-cent increase over the 2016 total of 1,267. The audit said that the rise is due in part to an increase in people reporting incidents of anti-Semitism. [Read more…]