Anti-Semitic hate crime in the UK is up by more than one-third
Hate crime against Jewish people in the UK increased by more than one third last year to record levels, the Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors anti-Semitism, reports.
There were 1,309 recorded incidents in 2016 – surpassing the previous high of 1,182 in 2014. More than three quarters took place in Greater London and Greater Manchester where the largest Jewish communities live. Mark Gardner, from the CST, said anti-Semites currently felt "emboldened,” to come out with their hatred. “They used to keep it underground.”
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the government was providing £13.4m to increase security in Jewish areas.
Last year, the Labor party held an inquiry into allegations of anti-Semitism in the party, following the suspension of MP Naz Shah and ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone.