Antisemitism rose sharply in 2014 says Israeli report

By 38% with France and UK in the lead; doubled in Italy

15 April, 17:34

    Antisemitism rose sharply in 2014 Antisemitism rose sharply in 2014

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV - The year 2014 was one of the worst in the past decade concerning Antisemitism, with an almost 40% rise in 'violent acts' against Jews and/or Jewish institutions, especially in Western Europe and North America. The Kantor Center report presented on Wednesday at the University of Tel Aviv puts the number at 766, a 38% rise on 2013. Most of the cases occurred in France (164) or the UK (141), while the number almost doubled in Italy from 12 to 23. The presentation was on occasion of Yom HaShoah, which in Israel commemorates the mass killing of Jews by Nazis. ''Jews realized, especially in Europe, that there are no more taboos and restrictions when it comes to antisemitic manifestations,'' states the report, asking what sort of future the communities and individuals will have and calling for greater security ensured by the state. The center warned that Antisemitism seems to be rising in 2015 as well. (ANSAmed)

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