From Campuses to Social Media Giants, SWC Demands Accountability Related to Historic Spike in Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel Attitudes in the U.S.

November 1, 2023

We demand accountability and our Museum of Tolerance is ready to educate the ignorant

During a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing this week, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the U.S. is seeing “historic” levels of anti-Semitism, with actions targeting the Jewish community after the Hamas-Israel war, adding to a threat level for Jews that has spiked in recent years. 

“The reality is that the Jewish community is uniquely targeted by pretty much every terrorist organization across the spectrum. And when you look at a group that makes up 2.4 percent, roughly, of the American population, it should be jarring to everyone that that same population accounts for something like 60 percent of all religious-based hate crimes, and so they need our help,” Wray said.

“Every Jew feels targeted. SWC demands accountability on our campuses, in US Congress, from neo-Nazis to Hamas supporters to lone wolves. Words have consequences and social media giants from TikTok to Telegram are culpable. We demand accountability and our Museum of Tolerance is ready to educate the ignorant,” declared Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS, and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO).


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