1 in 4 American Jews say they experienced antisemitism in the last year

 Nearly one out of every four Jews in the U.S. has been the subject of antisemitism over the past year, a number that advocates for the Jewish community say should trouble all Americans.

The data was published in a new report released Monday by the American Jewish Committee, which called for action to stop what the group characterized as a “severe problem” in the nation.

Seventeen percent of respondents in the committee’s survey said they had been the subject of an antisemitic remark in person, while 12% said they were the victim of an antisemitic remark online. Three percent of Jews who responded to the poll said they were the target of an antisemitic physical attack.

“Now is the time for American society to stand up and say ‘enough is enough.’ American Jews see antisemitism on the far right and the far left, among extremists acting in the name of Islam, and elsewhere throughout America,” the committee’s CEO, David Harris, said in a statement.

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