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With anti-semitism on the rise in New York, Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn are on the defensive

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Anti-semitic violence has risen across the US over the past half-decade and in particular in New York City, which has the largest Jewish population outside of Israel. FRANCE 24 visited Crown Heights in Brooklyn, a predominately Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood, and discovered locals are determined to stand up against the hate.

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Police data shows that 421 hate crimes were committed in New York City in 2019. Of those crimes, more than half were anti-semitic attacks.

December was a particularly violent month for Jews in New York and the New Jersey area with a shooting in a Kosher supermarket in Jersey City that left four people dead, an attack on Orthodox Jews in Monsey, New York and dozens of incidents against Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn.

Locals there are on the defensive. “Were not going to sit around like sheep to the slaughter,&quoRead More – Source

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