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Rise in antisemitic attacks ‘the worst recorded in Britain in decades’

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British Jews’ safety fears grow after Gaza invasion

Police patrols have been stepped up in Jewish neighbourhoods following the most intense period of antisemitic incidents to have been recorded in Britain in decades.

Safety fears are so acute that reports have emerged of members of Britain’s Jewish community fleeing the UK with antisemitic incidents running at around seven a day this year.

Around 270 cases have been reported in 2009, according to figures compiled by the Community Security Trust (CST), the body that monitors anti-Jewish racism, with most blamed on anti-Israeli sentiment in reaction to hostilities in Gaza. Attacks recorded during the first Palestinian intifida of the late 1980s averaged 16 a month. –more–

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And from Haaretz:

Bullets strike Amsterdam clinic run by Jewish group



Shooting attack left no casualties, but may be sign of further escalation in anti-Semitic attacks in Holland.

Steep rise in number of anti-Semitic attacks across Holland

Unknown assailants fire two gunshots at mental health clinic run by the Amsterdam Jewish community.

French Jews to Sarkozy: Help curb anti-Semitism

Some 100 acts targeting Jews reported in France since Gaza offensive began.

Written by morris

February 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Posted in anti semitism, israel

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