A spike in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, sanctions imposed on Iran to deter
its nuclear program plans and the UN’s vote upgrading “Palestine” to non-member
state status topped the Anti-Defamation League’s list of top 10 stories that
rocked the Jewish world in 2012.
The report, which focused on events
outside of the US, highlighted the reasons why 2012 was a significant, if not
worrisome, year for Jews worldwide.
“While it isn’t always true, this
year was a year with particular emphasis on events overseas,” explained Abraham
H. Foxman, ADL national director.