European Jewish leader says rise in anti-Semitism 'worrying'

European Jewish Congress President, Dr. Moshe Kantor responds to CST report on UK anti-Semitic incidents in 2016.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

EJC President Moshe Kantor
EJC President Moshe Kantor
Sasson Tiram

European Jewish Congress President, Dr. Moshe Kantor's responded to the CST Antisemitic Incidents Report 2016, which was published Wednesday, stating that:

"It is a very worrying phenomenon that anti-Semitism appears to be on the rise across Europe, and the UK is no different. These results demonstrate clearly that anti-Semitism requires no outside factors and without strong action by authorities will continue to grow. We hope the fact that the UK has officially adopted a definition of anti-Semitism will mean that perpetrators will no longer act with immunity or impunity."

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain rose by more than a third to record levels in 2016, according to data released Wednesday by the Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors anti-Semitic incidents and provides security to Jewish communities.

The group recorded 1,309 eruptions of anti-Jewish hatered last year, compared with 960 in 2015, a rise of 36%, according to a report in the Guardian. The previous record number of incidents was in 2014, when 1,182 were recorded.




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