2010 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents
Harassment, Threats and Events
Posted: October 4, 2011
ADL recorded 900 cases of anti-Semitic harassment in 2010 – up from 760 the year before. Incidents included verbal attacks and slurs against Jewish individuals (or individuals perceived to be Jewish); anti-Semitism conveyed in written or electronic communications, including anti-Semitic cyberbullying; and anti-Semitic speeches, picketing, or events.
Expressions of political criticism of Israel are not included in this category. However, public expressions of anti-Israel sentiment that demonize Israelis and/or Jews, that deny Jews their right to self-determination in an independent state, or that equate Israel with the Nazi regime, are included.
The following is a list of selected incidents of anti-Semitic harassment in 2010:
- Georgia: Someone posted "stupid jewish b-----" on a teenager's social networking page.
- Florida: A Cantor received a threatening phone call that said, " Be careful Hitler's behind you, and he's going to put an axe in your neck."
- Colorado: 3 Boulder Jewish communal organizations had their websites hacked and language including "Jews are terrorists. Child Organ Smugglers. F--- The Jews! and F--- Israel" was posted.
- New Jersey: A Father and 12-year-old son, both identifiably Jewish, were walking to synagogue when a driver stopped and shouted anti-Semitic comments.
- New York: Slips of paper with the words "kill Jews" were found scattered across New York City and Nassau County.
- California: Complainant received an anonymous letter at her work address that said "F--- you kike, too bad Hitler didn't finish the job."