Rise of Anti Semitism

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The Rise of Anti-Semitism
Nicole Badofsky
English 147
12.7.2015
Amanda Yates

The Rise of Anti-Semitism I was scrolling through Facebook, as I normally do when my attention was brought to a video about Jewish men and women on college campuses. I proceeded to watch the video and became horrified at some of the stories I was hearing from students that were talking about being attacked by Palestinian protestors as well as people who were anti-Israel. The story that affected me the most was when a student was struck in the back of the head from behind by a group of Palestinian men. After the student was struck in the back of the head, he was in a coma for a little over three months and needed extensive recovery. This is just one story of the anti-Semitism we are seeing in recent years, thankfully he made a full recovery. Unfortunately, many Jews that are being targeted throughout the world have not been so lucky and have had their lives tragically taken, these are their stories. In recent years, the tension between Israel and Palestine has caused a large increase in the violence against the Jewish people in Israel, Europe, and the United States.
Attacks on Israeli Jews have been extremely high in the past couple of years due to the tension between the Palestinians and the Israelis. In a recent study, on November 19th, 2015 Yesiab, who was age 32, Yaakov Don, who was age 51, Ezra Schwartz who was age 18 were tragically killed when a Palestinian man had opened fire with a machine gun on vehicles in Gush Etzion, these three were sitting in traffic at the time. Ezra was an 18-year-old American student studying abroad at the time. Another incident occurred on October 3rd, 2015 when a Palestinian man approached a group of Jews in Jerusalem’s old city and began to stab them, injuring a woman and her baby and killed two Jews. While still on site the Israeli police…...

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