Anti-semitic harassment soared in early 2016

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Anti-Defamation League's New England Regional Director, Robert Trestan


Sep 08, 2016

Anti-Semitic harassment and vandalism are soaring across New England. What explains this atmosphere of intolerance? As more local schools are targeted, how should schools and parents react? Has social media contributed to the uptick in this behavior? What can be done to confront and alter this disturbing trend? Anti-Defamation League's New England Regional Director, Robert Trestan, joins Nathan O'Leary at Suffolk University's Downtown Boston studio to talk about the rising incidents of anti-semitic behavior; particularly in Massachusetts' local schools.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights and human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. ADL's New England Regional Office serves Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Region supports a multi-faceted educational, community relations and legal approach to combat anti-Semitism and hate of all kinds, promote diversity, and build bridges of understanding between communities.

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