Report: Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Mass. - NECN


The latest news from around the state

Report: Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Mass.



    Report: Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Mass.

    New data show that the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in Massachusetts soared last year when compared to the prior year. 

    The Anti-Defamation League says there were 125 reported anti-Semitic incidents around the state last year, up from 50 in 2015. 

    The group says that includes swastikas drawn in schools, hate fliers posted on college campuses and phone threats to community centers. 

    Robert Trestan, executive director of the ADL's New England office, tells The Boston Globe there has been a rebirth of anti-Semitism associated with electoral politics in Europe and the U.S. 

    Massachusetts had the fifth-highest number of anti-Semitic incidents in the nation in 2016. 

    The nonprofit Anti-Defamation League tracks criminal and noncriminal acts against Jews. The information for its report comes from victims, law enforcement officials, and community leaders.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android