Antisemitic Incidents More than Doubled in 2023, Highest Annual Surge - Report
The Secure Community Network (SCN) has reported a record-breaking 112% increase in antisemitic incidents in North America for the year 2023, marking the highest surge in such incidents ever recorded by the organization on Thursday, January 18.
2023 witnessed a dramatic escalation in antisemitic activities, with the SCN documenting 5,404 incidents. This figure more than doubles the incidents reported in 2022, indicating a significant and concerning upward trend in hate crimes against the Jewish community.
The report reveals that December 2023 was a particularly alarming period, with the highest number of monthly incidents recorded in SCN’s history. This surge in incidents included a wave of swatting and false bomb threats targeting Jewish institutions.
Examples of this surge can also be displayed in 2024; on Monday, January 15, a video of The People’s Forum (TPF) executive director Manolo De Los Santos speaking at an event in New York went viral, “When we finally deal that final blow to destroy Israel, when the state of Israel is finally destroyed and erased from history, that will be the single most important blow we can give to destroying capitalism and imperialism in our lifetime,” De Los Santos said.
In response to this speech, Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) wrote a letter to Goldman Sachs, which has signed checks for $20 million to TPF, calling on the organization to cut ties with De Los Santos and TPF, American media reported. (JPost / VFI News)
“Many have become my enemies without cause; those who hate me without reason are numerous.” - Psalm 38:19