Jerusalem Report

Anti-Semitism in America

The purveyors of Jew hatred – or any other hatred – must be confronted.

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IT WASN’T that long ago that Jews in America felt more comfortable and secure than ever before. Jew hatred finally seemed to be a thing of the past. Polls conducted by the Anti-Defamation League showed a marked decline in the number of Americans holding anti-Semitic views, from 29 percent of the population in 1964 to 12 percent in 1998.

Some Jewish leaders even predicted at the time that Jewish defense organizations such as the ADL had served their purpose and would soon go out of business.



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