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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:42 PM

Grossman: Candidates must stand up to rising anti-Semitism

The numbers are startling.

According to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual “Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents,” the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by 57 percent in the past year. That’s “the largest single-year increase on record,” the ADL notes.

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For years, anti-Semitic incidents declined in this country. Starting in 2016, though, they began to rise again — and rise precipitously.

“It had been trending in the right direction for a long time,” Jonathan A. Greenblatt, chief executive of the ADL, said in an interview with The New York Times. “And then something changed.”


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The dates are telling: 2016 and 2017 are the years of Donald Trump’s ascendancy.

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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:58 PM

1. "Stand-up" to anti-Semitism?

With Trump, I think the best we can hope for is that he stops actively encouraging it.

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Thu Mar 15, 2018, 02:34 AM

2. Trump makes the knuckle-draggers feel emboldened

 

indeed he does

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