According to grim new findings from the Anti-Defamation League
, anti-Semitic incidents are surging
in the United States. In the first three months of this year, the organization recorded 541 such incidents, 86 percent higher than opening three months of 2016. Ranging from harassment to vandalism and assault
, a total of 1,266 acts targeted American Jews and Jewish institutions in 2016 with 30 percent of them occurring in November and December. Incidents were recorded throughout the nation but they were most prevalent in states with large Jewish populations. In 2016, California had 211 anti-Semitic incidents while New York had 199. New Jersey experienced 157 in total.