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January 3, 2020

NBC article blames Jews for spike in antisemitism in New York

An NBC news article, which claimed on Thursday that the growth of ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods in certain areas of New York state were to blame for the recent uptick in violent antisemitism there, has drawn harsh criticism in Israel and the US Jewish community.

"The expansion of hassidic communities in New York's Hudson Valley, the Catskills, and northern New Jersey has led to predictable sparring over new housing development and local political control. It has also led to flare-ups of rhetoric seen by some as anti-Semitic," the NBC report said.

The article was also picked up by The Associated Press.

Source: Israel hayom