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NYC police are looking for a couple suspected of painting anti-Semitic signs on a building

Anti-Semitic incidents in the US have reached record highs

Anti-Semitism in US to hit record high in 2022, Anti-Defamation League finds


New York City police released surveillance footage of two men suspected of painting anti-Semitic symbols on a Manhattan building late last month.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Feb. 27, two suspects allegedly approached a building in the Civic Center in Lower Manhattan and painted three anti-Semitic symbols on a building window with red paint before fleeing, police said.

Police are asking for help identifying two suspects involved in a hate crime aggravated harassment incident that took place on February 27.


Police described the suspect as a light-skinned man who was last seen wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants and a jacket. The second suspect, described as a light-skinned man with glasses, was last seen wearing dark-colored clothing, police said.

This happened because the Anti-Defamation League said Anti-Semitic incidents rise 36% nationwide in 2022.

The nonprofit reported 3,697 incidents of assault, harassment or vandalism last year, marking the highest number on record since the group began its annual audit in 1979.

The most recent report, released last week, found that anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise in all 50 states and Washington, DC, with increases in every major category the ADL tracks from 2021. Anti-Semitic harassment increased by 29% to 2,298 incidents, anti-Semitic vandalism increased by 51% to 1,288 incidents and anti-Semitic attacks increased by 26% to 111 incidents.

Notably, ostensibly orthodox Jews were targeted in more than half of all assaults nationwide.

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