It was the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.
Eleven worshipers gunned down at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last Saturday.
And the U.S. is not alone. Anti-Semitic hate crimes reached a record high in the United Kingdom last year. While Germany reported more than 1400 incidents over the same period.
It’s an alarming trend. Why is it happening? We’ll put that question to our panel.
CGTN’s Jim Spellman has a report.
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- James Loeffler is a history and Jewish studies professor at the University of Virginia.
- Martin Ganslmeier is a correspondent and the bureau chief for ARD German Radio in Washington.
- James Kirchick is a journalist and visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe.
— Slate (@Slate) October 31, 2018
Federal grand jury indicts Robert Bowers on 44 counts in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting https://t.co/lZ7OKUUcyH
— TIME (@TIME) October 31, 2018
The murder of 11 Jewish worshippers didn't occur in a vacuum. In the 10 days after the 2016 election alone, we recorded 100 antisemitic incidents. Just last year, white supremacists chanted “Jews will not replace us” through the streets of Charlottesville.https://t.co/IwNQywLnkv
— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) October 31, 2018