The left-leaning website Vox looked at the explosion of anti-Semitic assaults during the Israel-Gaza conflict and came away with no definitive explanation whatsoever, but hints that blame may lie with followers of former President Donald Trump.
Vox writer Zack Beauchamp, who is Jewish, has noted that “anti-Semitic incidents, ranging from harassment to vandalism to assault, increased by 75 percent during the recent” Israel-Gaza conflict. Despite overheated rhetoric pouring out of certain members of Congress and video footage that unambiguously shows roving bands of assailants waving the Palestinian flag as they target Jewish diners, Vox concludes that it’s positively perplexed about why hate crimes rose during that time.
“Violent anti-Semitism spiked in America during the Israel-Hamas war. And we don’t know why,” says the article’s subheadline.
Authors often do not write their headlines but, in this case, it accurately reflects the content of Beauchamp’s argument.
He begins by acknowledging the undeniable uptick in violence during Israel’s conflict with the terrorist group Hamas.
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