Latest CST report confirms worrying trend of spiralling antisemitism

(Brussels, 01 August 2019) EJC is deeply concerned by the latest Community Security Trust (CST) Antisemitic incidents report, which saw the highest ever number of incidents ever recorded in the first half of a calendar year. The thoroughly researched CST report confirms the worrying trend of spiralling antisemitism year on year in the UK, a trend that is mirrored across the globe.

The biggest contributor to the rise in antisemitic incidents is the exponential number of incidents recorded on social media which shows the lengths to which antisemitism has entered the mainstream, becoming a dominant force in public forums, debates and discussions.

We once again note the correlation between incidents on the ground and escalating antisemitism in the Labour Party, which shows that the failure of political leaders to address antisemitic discourse from within has emboldened perpetrators to commit hateful acts.

We call on our political leaders, teachers and community leaders alike to take a stand in calling out antisemitism and all forms of hatred. Only by identifying and confronting bigotry can we hope to drive it out from our societies and in doing so defend our democratic values.”

Click here to download the latest CST Antisemitic Incidents Report


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