Report: Canada’s Arabic-Language Publications Contribute to Anti-Semitism Spike

Anti-Semitism hit a record-high in Canada in 2016, with a 26 percent increase in anti-Jewish incidents from the previous year, B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents shows.

More than 1,700 anti-Semitic incidents were reported across Canada.

B’nai Brith, the Canadian Jewish community’s preeminent human rights agency, recorded more incidents of anti-Semitism in eight of the past 10 years.

Incidents of Holocaust denial, a particular form of anti-Semitism, significantly increased last year. Holocaust denial comprised 5 percent of total reported anti-Semitic acts in 2015, but skyrocketed to 20 per cent of total incidents in 2016.

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