Why Surging Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the Globe Aren’t Reported

Stand for Israel  |  November 24, 2023

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As we witness growing anti-Semitism across the globe after the October 7 Hamas attacks, we also see a need to protect the victims of any anti-Semitic attack. But only 79% of victims report the attack, says The Times of Israel, and here are some reasons why:

The reluctance of Graves and Holt to report this incident of antisemitism is part of a widespread phenomenon, experts told The Times of Israel. Nearly four in five Jews who experience antisemitic harassment do not report it to law enforcement or media, according to American Jewish Committee statistics.

“Varying degrees of trauma” are behind the lack of reporting, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) spokesperson Jake Hyman told The Times of Israel.

“Some people may report right away, while others may want to pretend it never happened, which would be understandable,” said Hyman…

According to data collected by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in 2021, 79% of American Jews “targeted by antisemitic remarks did not report these incidents,” said Aaron Bregman, AJC’s director of high school affairs.

“Many high school students who face antisemitism, discrimination, or bias choose not to report these incidents, fearing social retaliation and potential isolation,” said Bregman.

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