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Daily Briefing June 1: Day 239 – ADL head Greenblatt on 900% rise in US antisemitism

On a visit to ToI’s offices, the Anti-Defamation League CEO maps out the tough choices facing US Jews in the upcoming election alongside roiling campuses and media bias

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 20-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

It is day 239 of the war with Hamas. In this special deep-dive episode, Anti-Defamation League head Jonathan Greenblatt joins host Amanda Borschel-Dan in The Times of Israel’s Jerusalem offices.

The ADL was founded over 100 years ago at a time when antisemitism was on the rise in the United States. As Greenblatt shares, those days are not over and in the past decade, he’s marked a 900% rise in antisemitic incidents in the United States alone.

While headquartered in New York, the organization has dozens of regional offices throughout the US and is now partnering with international organizations and institutions, such as Tel Aviv University, in its endeavor to document antisemitic incidents worldwide and in as real time as possible.

This spring was marked with a new crop of threats against Jewish students as pro-Palestinian encampments sprung up on campuses. We discuss when freedom of expression crosses the line into dehumanization and how, with every new social media platform, there is a rapidly changing buffet of opportunities for hate speech.

Discussed articles include:

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas’s onslaught on Israel

THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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