Highest ever antisemitism figures in the UK demands a new strategy, says EJC President Kantor

(Thursday, February 10, 2022) – The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has said that the latest survey by the Community Security Trust (CST) demonstrating that antisemitic incidents in the UK hit an all-time high is cause for concern, but also an opportunity to rethink how to combat antisemitism.

“The trends on antisemitism are very worrying, especially in the UK, but also across the European continent,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC said. “We need to create a new strategy to stem the rise of antisemitism. We need greater online work geared towards youth, more robust education and a zero-tolerance approach towards any and all manifestations of antisemitism.”

“For too long, the problem of antisemitism has not been perceived by the wider society to its full extent. We therefore commend the outstanding work of the CST, promoting research and raising awareness on antisemitism and extremism, supporting the victims of antisemitic hatred and helping secure Jewish life in the UK,” Dr. Kantor concluded.

The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity that monitors antisemitism in the UK, recorded 2,255 incidents last year including 173 violent assaults. It is the highest annual tally of antisemitic hatred CST has ever recorded and is a 34% increase from the 1,684 incidents recorded in 2020.


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