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What can be done to fight anti-Semitism in the US? | The Stream

2018-11-07 | What can be done to fight anti-Semitism in the US? | The Stream

In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, what should be done to fight anti-Semitism in the United States?

Eleven people were killed last month in what has been described as the deadliest attack on Jews in US history. After being taken into custody, the alleged gunman, a white man named Robert Bowers, told authorities that “he wanted all Jews to die" and that "they were committing genocide to his people." Hours before the shooting, Bowers also posted an online rant aimed at a Jewish American organisation that helps refugees move to the US.

In the US, anti-Semitic incidents increased by 56.7 percent in 2017, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Jewish American groups that track anti-Semitism blame the surge on political rhetoric that emboldens white nationalists and online platforms that easily allow racist conspiracy theories to flourish.

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