Jews remain the number one victims of religiously-motivated hate crimes in the U.S., according to FBI hate crime data reported every year.
Most disturbing is what Jewish Voices on Campus documented on video: widespread hatred and violence committed against Jews at U.S. college campuses.
According to the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s www.JewHatredOnCampus.org, the ten most dangerous American college campuses for Jewish students in 2015 were:
- Columbia University, New York City (New York’s largest employer)
- Cornell University, Ithaca N.Y.
- George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
- Loyola University, Chicago, IL
- Portland State University, Portland, OR
- San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
- San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
- Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
- University of California, Los Angeles, CA
- Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Antisemitism and Jew-hatred has been described as the “canary in the coal mine of global hatred.”
Hate crime incidents targeting Jews and Jewish institutions in the U.S. spiked about 37 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to FBI data. Hate crime data is compiled from law enforcement agencies reporting to the federal government.
Religious-based hate crime comprise roughly 20 percent of all hate crimes reported.
Jews and Jewish institutions are the most frequently targeted people, accounting for 58 percent of religious-based hate crime incidents in the U.S.
In 2015, 51.3 percent of religious hate crimes targeted Jews or Jewish institutions; in 2016 54.2 percent of religious hate crimes targeted Jews or Jewish institution, and in 2017, 58.1 percent targeted Jews.