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By Max Matza
BBC News, Washington
As the world watched fighting rage in Israel and Gaza, US Jews endured an increase in anti-Semitic attacks on a scale not seen during previous Middle East conflicts.
Experts say it is too early to tell if the high-profile assaults – including a daylight brawl in New York City’s Times Square – point to a trend, or are a part of already high levels of such incidents seen across the country in recent years.
Violence and harassment targeting American Jews broke out coast-to-coast amid the 11 days of fighting between Israelis and Palestinians that ended in a ceasefire on 20 May. Click here to continue reading.
(Photo is from the Nationaal Archief/Spaarnestad Photo/Het Leven; used with permission.)