Minnesota Jewish community groups are raising awareness about an alarming uptick of incidents of anti-semitism.

“Often times when hostilities escalate in the Middle East,  there are reverberations in the United States and throughout the world, and sadly we’ve seen that again with the escalation between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza in May and June.”

Steve Hunegs with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas says the Anti-Defamation League reports that so far in 2021, incidents of anti-semitism have more than doubled over the same period in 2020.