Anti-Semitic Incidents in Britain Hit New High

(Guardian-UK) Harriet Sherwood - A record 1,805 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in the UK in 2019, a 7% increase on 2018, the Community Security Trust (CST) reported Thursday. There were 158 violent assaults, a 25% increase on the previous year, and 88 incidents of damage and desecration to Jewish property. Louise Hay, vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group against anti-Semitism, said: "It is shameful the Jewish community has been subjected to another year of racist abuse. We are beyond a stage of saying that more has to be done. We require immediate action."

2020-02-06 00:00:00

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