Seth Frantzman looks at the numbers, and shows that antisemitic incidents began to climb in the Obama years. ADL’s Abe Foxman used the word “pandemic” to describe antisemitism in the US back in 2009. “Overall,” Frantzman finds, “there was an average of 84 incidents a month under the Obama administration…. Compare that to the 95 incidents between January and February 2017. That’s a 10% increase…. But the media haven’t been telling us there is a slight increase; the narrative has been that there is an antisemitic wave sweeping the US.” Why?
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