STATEMENT: Gottheimer Statement on the Anti-Defamation League’s 2022 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents
Antisemitic incidents rose 36% in New Jersey in 2022 — the highest level of incidents ever recorded
NEW JERSEY — Today, March 23, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), the only Jewish member of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation, released the following statement regarding the release of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 2022 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents:
“The continued, despicable surge in antisemitism across New Jersey and our country should sound an alarm for every single American. The magnitude of the crisis we are facing calls for concerted action, at every level, to ensure that there truly is no place for hate in our state, in our local communities, or anywhere in our nation. As we’ve seen in incident after incident, the very safety and security of our communities hangs in the balance. However, here in the greatest country in the world, I believe religious freedom will win and antisemitism and hate will lose.”
According to data released today by the ADL, antisemitic incidents rose 36% in New Jersey in 2022, reaching 408 total incidents – the most ever recorded in the state and the third–highest number recorded in any state across the country last year.