Research has found that over half of American Jews have encountered antisemitism since the start of the conflict between Hamas and Israel.
The survey, conducted by the ADL, found that 60% of American Jews personally witnessed “behaviour or comments they deem antisemitic either online or in-person” since the conflict began.
In addition to this, 18% of American Jews said that their personal relationships had suffered in some way due to conversations surrounding the conflict.
The survey also found that 77% of Jews in America stated that they were now more concerned about antisemitism than before the conflict.
In regard to politicians and groups who have spoken out, only 42% of Jews in America felt that President Joe Biden’s administration had done enough.
Campaign Against Antisemitism recently reported on the wave of antisemitism that has continued across the United States, despite President Joe Biden condemning the anti-Jewish violence last month, including physical beatings, intimidation and damage to Jewish businesses and vandalism of synagogues.
According to new research, also conducted by the ADL, antisemitic incidents in the United States were more than double in May 2021 than they were in May 2020.