Wednesday, December 2, 2015

UK: Explicit antisemitism remains rare in media and political discourse, says CST report

From the Jewish Chronicle:
A report published by the Community Security Trust, which monitors antisemitism in Britain, revealed an unprecedented level of Jew-hatred.

The growth of social media was having a clear impact on the spread of antisemitic discourse, threats and themes than ever before.

British Jews contacted the charity to say they felt the conflict in Gaza and between Israel and the Palestinians was “creating a climate of unusually heightened antipathy and hostility” towards the Jewish community.

CST’s report, Antisemitic Discourse in Britain, charted issues in 2014. CST said explicit Jew hatred – attacks on Jews simply for being Jewish – remained rare in British public life and within mainstream political and media discourse. 

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