The White House and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have announced a new strategy to combat antisemitism and other forms of hate in the United States. The strategy aims to address the rise in hate crimes and hate speech directed at Jewish Americans and other minority groups, and to promote greater understanding and tolerance across communities.
The new strategy includes a number of initiatives, such as the establishment of a new interagency task force to coordinate efforts to combat hate crimes and hate speech, as well as increased funding for programs that promote diversity, inclusion, and understanding.
The ADL, a leading civil rights organization focused on combating hate, will play a key role in the implementation of the new strategy. The organization will work closely with the White House and other government agencies to develop and implement new policies and programs aimed at promoting greater understanding and tolerance.
The new strategy comes amid growing concerns about the rise in antisemitism and other forms of hate in the United States. According to the ADL, the number of antisemitic incidents reported in the United States increased by 12% in 2020, with a record high of over 2,000 incidents reported.
“As the U.S. Jewish community is experiencing antisemitism at levels not seen in generations, we deeply appreciate that the White House has stepped up and delivered this significant, comprehensive strategy,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “It’s particularly notable that this approach recognizes that antisemitism is not about politics – it’s about principles. We are pleased that this strategy comprehensively addresses hate and antisemitism on campus, online, and from extremists on both the far-right and the far-left.”
The White House and the ADL hope that the new strategy will help to address these alarming trends, and to promote greater understanding and tolerance across communities. The strategy represents a significant step forward in the fight against hate, and a powerful statement of the values of inclusivity, diversity, and respect that are at the heart of American democracy.
Overall, the new strategy is an important and much-needed response to the rise in hate crimes and hate speech directed at Jewish Americans and other minority groups. It demonstrates a commitment to promoting greater understanding and tolerance across communities, and to building a more inclusive and just society for all.