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Meese Told of Anti-semitism

February 24, 1988
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Sixty members of Congress have written Attorney General Edwin Meese III recommending that the Justice Department act on the “disturbing increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States” last year.

“We urge you to ensure that the criminal justice system is responding appropriately to this dangerous increase in anti- religious crimes,” the representatives said in the letter, initiated by Rep. Ted Weiss (D-N.Y.).

They said their “concern” was in reaction to a report by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith which indicated 694 incidents of vandalism against Jewish institutions and property in 1987, a 17 percent increase, and 324 incidents of harassments, threats and assaults against Jews and Jewish property, a 4 percent increase over 1986.

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