cover image: MAY 2023  A Report by the ADL Center on Extremism



MAY 2023 A Report by the ADL Center on Extremism

3 May 2023

MAY 2023 A Report by the ADL Center on Extremism Hate in the Golden State: Extremism & Antisemitism in California, 2021-2022 Our Mission: To stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. [...] This report will explore the range of extremist groups and movements operating in California and highlight the key extremist and antisemitic trends and incidents in the state throughout 2021 and 2022. [...] • In November 2022, in Los Angeles, someone called a Jewish-owned restaurant, asked for “the Kanye special” and then said, “Death to all the Jews.” • In October 2022, members of the Goyim Defense League (GDL) displayed banners over a highway overpass in Los Angeles that read “Kanye is right about the jews [sic]” and “Honk if you know.” • In May 2022 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UC. [...] While outside the timeframe of this report, the deeply concerning increase in antisemitic incidents in California was punctuated by the shootings of two Jewish men in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles in February 2023, highlighting the importance of combating antisemitic conspiracies and tropes which were allegedly a factor motivating the shooter to violence. [...] 350) in the 117th Congress to: (1) create offices to specialize in domestic terrorism issues at DHS, FBI and the Department of Justice; (2) require those offices to release biannual reports and for resources to be used proportionate to the threats identified in the reporting; (3) provide training on domestic violent extremism; (4) explore the connection between hate crimes and terrorism through an.
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