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ADL Audit Finds Drastic Increase in Antisemitic Incidents in Its Southwest Region and All-Time High in the United States

Houston, TX, April 26, 2022 … Antisemitic incidents recorded in ADL’s (the Anti-Defamation League’s) Southwest Region, which covers southern Texas including Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Beaumont and El Paso, spiked in 2021, more than doubling from 14 incidents in 2020 to 39 incidents in 2021.  ADL’s Center on Extremism categorizes incidents into harassment, vandalism and assault, and harassment in the Southwest Region grew most dramatically.  The

ADL’s Coalition for Mutual Respect Funds Scholarships for Thirty-Five Area College Students

Houston, Texas, February 16, 2022 – The Coalition for Mutual Respect of ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is pleased to announce the establishment of its 25th Anniversary Scholarship Program. The Coalition has awarded $175,000 in scholarships to 35 deserving students at Texas Southern University, University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University, Rice University and the University of St. Thomas. Scholarship recipients have

ADL Southwest Responds to Outrageous Remarks by Cy-Fair School Trustee

The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) calls on Cypress-Fairbanks School Board Trustee Scott Henry to issue an unequivocal apology for his outrageous and reprehensible remarks falsely linking higher dropout rates to a higher percentage of Black teachers in HISD. His remarks demonstrate contempt for the capacity of diversity to improve the lives of Cy-Fair students. “Mr. Henry chose to obfuscate the recommendations

Southwest Regional Director Speaks to El Paso Media Outlet About Alleged Antisemitic Hate Crime

In this story in El Paso Matters, ADL Southwest Regional Director Mark B. Toubin speaks about the effects of hate crimes and incidents.   Alleged antisemitic hate crime creates “chilling effect” for El Paso Jewish community René Kladzyk September 24, 2021   Revelations of an alleged antisemitic motive to a gruesome crime in El Paso have carried painful impacts for El Paso’s Jewish community, local Jewish