UK: Antisemitic incidents rise 11% in first six months of 2016

Incidents of antisemitism rose by 11% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2015, according to the Community Security Trust.

The overall figure of 557 cases of malicious acts was the second highest ever recorded during a January-June period, the CST said.

There was no obvious trigger for the increase, said the organisation, which provides security to the UK Jewish community. Two years ago, the war in Gaza led to a big rise in antisemitic incidents in the UK.

I blame Global Warming.

  • H

    Global warming? You might be on to something: the hotter days cause people to lose their tempers and assault or harass Jewish folk. A well-known phenomenon. Heck, the more extreme weather – floods, hurricanes and the like – probably just generally puts people on edge and this leads them to do things that they normally wouldn’t. The solution is obviously more and heavier carbon taxes (thanks, JT, for showing us the way!!)

    • I refused to watch a Sarah Silverman show it was so hot out.

  • tom_billesley

    Baroness Royall report reveals Oxford Labour students engaged in antisemitism

    The JC has obtained Baroness Royall’s full report into allegations of antisemitism among Labour-supporting students at Oxford University.
    It finds that members of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) did engage in antisemitic acts.
    The full report had been suppressed by the Labour Party NEC, and only a summary report was made available.