Report: Anti-Semitism Saw 21% Increase in 2014, Making it a 'Particularly Violent Year' for Jews

March 30, 2015

Anti-Semitism saw a 21% rise in 2014, making it a particularly violent year for Jews both overseas and in the United States, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League.

According to the ADL's annual audit, 912 anti-Semitic attacks were carried out in 2014, a 21-percent increase from the 751 attacks a year earlier.  It was one of the largest increases in anti-Semitism in almost a decade, the ADL said, explaining that the new anti-Semitic trends included the hacking of Jewish community and synagogue websites, committed by hackers overseas.

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