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Friday, August 7, 2015

British anti-Semitism on the rise

Jewish Refugees in 1951    (Public Domain)
As compared with statistics from 2014, the incidences of British anti-Semitism have risen 53 percent thus far in 2015.

Some underlying causes within both the United Kingdom and Europe as a whole include the following:  “anger at Israeli policy in the Middle East… social tensions over immigration… increasing economic hardship under austerity policies…”

Many British Jews are therefore considering a permanent move.  They fear that there is no longer a “future in Europe.”

The British government is now promising “to act against anti-Semitism.”  Police patrols have been increased “at synagogues and other Jewish venues.”


Copyright August 7, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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