The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a report on Thursday showing that the surge in anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the first quarter of the year is continuing to increase. The Jewish watchdog organization links this trend to a resurgence of the neo-Nazi movement.
“I saw people being abused, shouted at, spat at in the street – it’s not until it’s directed at you that you suddenly realize that what you’re doing is wrong.”
The unprecedented success of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has raised major fears and anxieties among Jewish groups and Germans alike.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook and the fifth richest person in the world (and the richest Jew), announced that he had gifted his young daughter, Maxima, with a century-old family heirloom silver kiddush cup in a post that drew a surprising amount of ire and consternation.
A prominent civil-rights organization just published its annual list of hate groups, lumping right-wing and religious groups with neo-Nazis and the KKK.
The survey comes shortly after the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, where a 32-year-old woman was killed when a neo-Nazi supporter rammed his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters.
World famous musician Billy Joel performed his encore at Madison Square Garden in New York City prominently displaying a yellow star on his lapel.
“That in our time we would see a Nazi flag paraded in the streets of the world’s greatest democracy, and Israel’s most cherished and greatest ally is almost beyond belief.”
The man said that he was not a Nazi, but that “this is Nazi f*****g America.”
“Racism is evil – and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs.”