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San Diego Anti-Defamation League Reacts To Increase In Anti-Semitic Violence

People gathering on a street corner hold signs in support of the victims of t...

Above: People gathering on a street corner hold signs in support of the victims of the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. A man opened fire Saturday inside the synagogue as worshippers celebrated the last day of a major Jewish holiday.

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With last weekend's stabbing in New York and the attack at a Poway synagogue earlier this year, we get reaction from a local Jewish leader on the spate of anti-Semitic violence.

Aired: December 31, 2019 | Transcript

Last April's deadly shooting on Jewish worshippers at a Poway synagogue has been followed by dozens of attacks against the Jewish community across the country.

The most recent was an attack by a man with a machete at a rabbi's home in New York last Saturday. Five people were hurt and prosecutors have charged the suspect with federal hate crime charges. One Jewish leader said it can feel like "open hunting season on Jews" and called for much more to be done to stem the violence.

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Following the recent attacks, does the local Jewish community feel enough is being done to protect them?

On Midday Edition, we speak with Lindsey Zipkin of the San Diego chapter of the Anti-Defamation League to get some answers.

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