Anti-Semitic Incidents in UK at Record High for Third Year in a Row

(Guardian-UK) Harriet Sherwood - Last year, 1,652 anti-Semitic incidents, a 16% increase over 2017, were logged by Britain's Community Security Trust, which monitors anti-Semitism and provides security to the UK Jewish community. CST said the more than 100 incidents a month indicated a general atmosphere of intolerance and prejudice. There was a fall in the number of violent anti-Semitic assaults from 149 in 2017 to 123 in 2018, and 78 incidents of damage or desecration to Jewish property. 3/4 of the incidents were recorded in Greater London and Greater Manchester.

2019-02-07 00:00:00

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