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The commentary by Paul Blumenthal cited an analysis of voter attitudes on abortion by Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, and Amelia Thomson-Deveaux at FiveThirtyEight, which notes that support and opposition to abortion rights are more about questions of power than fetal viability or the question of when life begins.
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about the arrest by New York City Police of two heavily armed men who allegedly intended to attack a Manhattan synagogue.
The arrests come as some of the largest U.S. cities are seeing a "dramatic" rise in anti-Jewish hate crimes, said Levin. Last year, America's major cities saw anti-Jewish hate crimes rise by 59%, Levin said.
Preliminary New York City Police Department data for 2022 showed antisemitic hate crime incidents are up 35%, Levin said. In Los Angeles, police data shows the number of antisemitic hate crime victims is up 13%. In Chicago, there have been at least 25 incidents so far this year, compared to eight in all of 2021, Levin said.
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