Mon Nov 5, 2012, 02:19 AM
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Anti-Semitism reaches historic low in US
Acts of anti-Semitism reported throughout the United States in 2011 were at their lowest in two decades, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents.
The audit, released last week, shows a decline of 13% over the previous year with a total of 1,080 incidents reported, compared to 1,239 in 2010.
“It is encouraging that over the past five or six years we have seen a consistent decline in the number of anti-Semitic incidents across the country and that the numbers are now at a historic low,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director.
“To the extent that these incidents serve as a barometer, the decline shows that we have made progress as a society in confronting anti-Semitism and pushing it to the far fringes, making expressions of anti-Jewish hatred unacceptable.
more @ http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4300759,00.html
Related: ADL says anti-Semitism rises in Mass., Conn. @ http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2012/11/04/adl-says-anti-semitism-rises-mass-conn/UVIPTDXHE7M0vNdt8qfDUJ/story.html
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