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It was just reported late last month that incidents of antisemitism in the United States rose this year by 34% to record highs, continuing a dangerous upward spiral. The numbers, released on April 26, come as no surprise to American Jews, whether they are students on college campuses, observers of anti-Semitic demonstrations or victims of violent attacks – in many cases assaulted by thugs solely because they look Jewish.
As I observed this growing trend from afar while serving as the United States ambassador to Israel, I became increasingly disturbed – for my family, for my faith and for my country.
America is a great nation because of the Judeo-Christian values upon which it was founded. An American nation that is inhospitable to Jews is no longer a great nation.
Antisemitism thus poses an existential risk to our country. The question is, what do we do about it?
Much has been said about this problem and many well-intended solutions have been advanced. But most ideas do little more than replicate the failed policies of the past. NGO’s dedicated to fighting