Report Shows Anti-Semitic Incidents Doubled On College Campuses In 2015


A report undertaken by the Anti-Defamation league has shown that incidents of anti-Semitism at American universities nearly doubled in 2015, a trend in line with the country in general.

It also shows that anti-Semitic assaults are on the rise by around 60% across the United States, with 56 assaults recorded last year. There were 941 anti-Semitic incidents recorded across the country.

Out of all the cases, incidents on college campuses comprised 10% of the total figure, a disproportionately high figure.

“We are disturbed that violent anti-Semitic incidents are rising,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation league.

“We know that for every incident reported, there’s likely another that goes unreported. So even as the total incidents have remained statistically steady from year to year, the trend toward anti-Semitic violence is very concerning.”

Incidents listed in the report on college campuses include the spraying of swastikas on the walls of a Jewish fraternity, graffiti suggesting Jews on campus should be rounded up, and anti-Zionist marches involving anti-Semitic chants.

The rise of Muslim Student Unions at universities across America has also been linked to the rise of anti-Zionist activism, which is regularly accused of crossing the line between opposition to the state of Israel and anti-Semitism.

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