The false narrative of the “Trump antisemitism surge”: There’s not an antisemitic wave sweeping the US

Why Were the 7,000 Antisemitic Incidents Under Obama Largely Ignored?
by Seth Frantzman
March 1, 2017

There were 1,211 antisemitic incidents in Obama’s first year in office. This was after four straight years of declining antisemitism. For instance, in 2008, there were 1,352 incidents. Attacks had peaked in 2004 with 1,821. Attacks had peaked in 2004 with 1,821. Over the years, the number of incidents continued to decline. After an initial uptick to 1,239 in 2010, they declined to 751 in 2013. They began to rise again to 914 in 2015, the last year for which we have data. When we tally the total number of incidents between 2009 and 2015, the overall number of attacks reaches more than 7,000. However, the number of assaults increased, almost doubling during the Obama administration. READ MORE

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