Thursday, February 2, 2017

Anti-Semitism in UK Rises to Highest Level Ever; There Were 1,309 Incidents in 2016, 960 in 2015

Anti-Semitism in the UK reached unprecedented levels in 2016, after a rise of 36 percent in the number of incidents, the Times of Israel website reports today (February 2, 2017).

Following today's release of its annual figures, the Community Security Trust (CST) said there were now more than twice as many anti-Semitic incidents per month than four years ago, with the level of hatred eclipsing that seen during the Gaza War in 2014.

Charity bosses were shocked by the huge and sustained increase, with 1,309 incidents reported last year -- the highest on record.

This compares to 960 incidents in 2015 and 1,182 the year before, when Israel launched military action against militant groups in the Gaza Strip, provoking a strong backlash against Jewish communities across the world, something the charity called a "trigger event."

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