Sunday, January 22, 2017

Increase in reported antisemitic attacks in Germany, UK

Via Jerusalem Post:
The number of reported antisemitic attacks in Germany doubled from 2015 to 2016, according to an annual report on antisemitism released by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry on Sunday, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Friday.

Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) presented the report at the weekly cabinet meeting.

While in 2015, there were 194 reported antisemitic incidents reported in Germany between January to September, last year that number rose to 461. According to the ministry, this increase is in part due to the refugee crisis and the strengthening of the extreme Right, but also the result of an improvement in the reporting of incidents.

Britain saw an even more dramatic increase, with 62% more antisemitic incidents recorded than the previous year, 75% of them based on political motives affiliated with the extreme Right.
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