The alarming rise of antisemitism in the United States

A disturbing tweet by the rapper Ye has put renewed focus on the increasing number of hate crimes targeting Jewish people

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Antisemitism has seemingly been on a caustic rise in the United States over the past few years, with new incidences of apparent hatred toward Jewish people making constant headlines. This particularly came to a boiling point in recent weeks, when rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, tweeted a statement calling for "Death Con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE." While the backlash was swift, there appeared to be many who agreed with his sentiment, as evidenced by numerous antisemitic incidents seen in Los Angeles following Ye's remarks.

Ye's actions appear to be indicative of the growing problem of antisemitism across the country. Here's everything you need to know:

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