Antisemitism in America: The Effects of Gaza Strip

Member Benefits - May 26, 2021
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The aftermath of the Gaza Strip attacks is unraveling all over the world.

Hatred is a dangerous, despicable disease and unfortunately, it is unraveling all over the world and right here in our own country.

Following an 11-day battle in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas, officials have reported there has been an escalating number of hate crimes against both American Jews and Palestinians.

Hate-filled words and threats on social media, physically violent attacks in the streets—discrimination is rife both online and in person.

Despite the ceasefire on missile attacks in Gaza, the damage to both groups could be long-lasting.

Officials condemn the spread of discrimination.

Across America, innocent Jewish and Palestinian Americans are being targeted for discrimination and attacks by those upset over the situation in the Gaza Strip. President Biden denounced the violence as “despicable.”

In a Tweet from Monday, the President said, “I condemn this hateful behavior at home and abroad—it’s up to all of us to give hate no safe harbor.”

Increased hate crime investigations in New York City prompted New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to ask Americans to not be divided in a Twitter post from this past Friday. “The anti-Semitism we’re seeing across our country isn’t in isolation and isn’t just a few incidents. It’s part of a horrible and consistent pattern. History teaches us we ignore that pattern at our own peril.”

Do you have the protection you need?

As tensions surge between the two groups, many are faced with violence and hatred. Here is how having legal support can help, now more than ever:

  • In the workplace: If you are a victim of discrimination at your place of work, a provider lawyer can provide legal guidance to help you document abuses, file complaints correctly, write letters and make phone calls on your behalf, and help you receive immediate relief.
  • On the web: The best tool you can seek to combat cyberbullying and harassment online is legal help. A lawyer can help you navigated the complicated laws around cyberbullying and can help escalate an issue.

LegalShield believes in equality, freedom and justice for every human.

Our vision is to build a better world where access to justice and security is equal for every human—regardless of gender, race, orientation, education, social status or personal wealth.

We understand that being secure in one’s own identity and reputation, while being confident that the law will be administered justly, is the gateway for liberty, equality, and opportunity for individuals globally. We dream of providing access to this peace for all.

This dream fuels our mission. That means providing every human the right to feel safe and have peace of mind, especially when conflicts are unraveling all across the world.

End harassment and discrimination. Your LegalShield provider lawyer can provide legal guidance on how to properly document abuse, file complaints correctly and receive immediate relief. Should circumstances require a higher level of support, our provider lawyers can review relevant documents, make a phone call or even write a letter on your behalf.

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