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2022 sets a record for the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the US

According to the Anti-Defamation League, a leading Jewish advocacy group in America, there were 3,697 incidents of anti-Semitism in the US reported in 2022, the Christian Post reports.

ADL has been tracking anti-Semitic violence and harassment since 1979, and 2022 set a record for the number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in a single year.

But equally concerning is that the 2022 statistics reflected a dramatic 36% increase over the previous year when there were 2,717 reports of anti-Semitism.

According to ADL’s report, this reflected a 51% increase in vandalism over 2021, a 29% increase in harassment, and a 26% increase in anti-Semitic assaults.

This also included 91 bomb threats against Jewish synagogues, schools and other institutions.

The ADL stated the significant increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2022 could not be tracked to one ideology or group, but it noted that there was a significant increase involving White Supremacist groups which accounted for 852 incidents in 2022. This was more than double the number of incidents, 422, involving members of these groups in 2021.

If the number of incidents involving White Supremacists had remained the same as in 2021, the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in 2022 would have only increased by 20% instead of 36%.

It shouldn’t surprise us that the increase in anti-Semitic attacks is also corresponding with a growing anti-Christian sentiment in America as well, particularly among the left.

I sometimes wonder if God will use this growing persecution to drive Christians and Jews together.

READ: Anti-Semitic incidents hit record high in US; over 3,600 documented by rights group in 2022

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