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AFT's Randi Weingarten: Rise in Anti-Semitism Is Trump's Fault

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By    |   Monday, 24 Apr 2017 11:39 AM

President Donald Trump is responsible for a rise in anti-Semitic incidents this year, according to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.

On Monday, the Anti-Defamation League released "its annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents," which Weingarten cited in her tweet.

"There's been a significant, sustained increase in anti-Semitic activity since the start of 2016 and what's most concerning is the fact that the numbers have accelerated over the past five months," Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, said in the press release.

"ADL reports that there has been a massive increase in the amount of harassment of American Jews, particularly since November, and a doubling in the amount of anti-Semitic bullying and vandalism at non-denominational K-12 grade schools," the release reads.

It adds that "the 2016 presidential election and the heightened political atmosphere played a role in the increase. There were 34 incidents linked to the election."

The ADL found that anti-Semitic incidents in elementary, middle and high schools rose 106 percent in 2016.

"Schools are a microcosm of the country," Greenblatt added. "Children absorb messages from their parents and the media, and bring them into their schools and playgrounds. We are very concerned the next generation is internalizing messages of intolerance and bigotry."

Oren Segal, the director of ADL's Center on Extremism, added that "these incidents need to be seen in the context of a general resurgence of white supremacist activity in the United States. Extremists and anti-Semites feel emboldened and are using technology in new ways to spread their hatred and to impact the Jewish community on and off line."

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