The Oldest Conspiracy Theory Of All
You can see that I decided to keep writing. But thinking back on the advice he gave me, it almost seems quaint: In the four years since those threats, especially since the 2016 election, white supremacists spewing anti-Semitic hatred have marched in Charlottesville chanting “Jews will not replace us,” shot up synagogues in Pittsburgh and California, and murdered gay Jewish student
Blaze Bernstein. Anti-Semitic assaults are up
105% since 2017, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit on American anti-Semitism. More Jews have been killed in anti-Semitic violence around the world in 2018 than in the last several decades, according to the
Kantor Center, based out of Tel Aviv University, which researches and analyzes global anti-Semitism. In New York City, a major center of Jewish culture and life, the NYPD has reported an
82% spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes in 2019. In fact, Jews are reporting the
highest number of religion-based hate crimes — this is particularly troubling given that Jews are only
approximately 2.2% of the U.S. adult population.