SKOKIE, Ill. (CBS) — The Jewish community rallied in north suburban Skokie on Sunday, over concerns about anti-Semitic attacks.
Community members and faith leaders called for an end to such attacks, which have been increasing in the U.S.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
Since the fighting in the Middle East between Israel and the militant group Hamas began, the number of anti-Semitic incidents has jumped nationwide.READ MORE: Years After Promise Of $100,000 From State And Photo-Op Prop Check, AMVETS Post 14 In Clinton, Illinois Has Not Seen A Dime
Anti-Semitic posts on social media have also increased.
A Pew Research Center study has also found that 75 percent of those polled believe there is more antisemitism now than five years ago.MORE NEWS: Some Residents Say A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Would Benefit Community, Others Say It Would Bring Unwelcome Traffic And Crowds
Some prominent Jewish groups have appealed to the Biden Administration to condemn the surge of anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S.