L.A. Daily News – Neo-Nazis recruit kids for rising harassment

Anti-Semitic incidents in California and the U.S. have reached their highest level in nine years, and experts blamed the rise on the spread of neo-Nazi propaganda, according to a report released Monday.
Fueled by a spike in reports of anti-Jewish harassment in schools, the number of incidents increased 17 percent nationwide and 30 percent in California, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents. Nationwide, the number of anti-Semitic incidents rose from 1,557 in 2003 to 1,821 in 2004. In California, the number jumped from 180 to 237.
“The kind of rhetoric you would normally reserve for extremists, neo-Nazis and hate groups is starting to become more commonplace on the playgrounds, in the classrooms, in the workplace and among neighbors,” said Amanda Susskind, the ADL’s director for the Pacific Southwest Region.

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