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‘Anti-Semitic attacks rose by 13% in 2018’

Anti-Semitic attacks worldwide rose 13% in 2018 from the previous year, with the highest number of incidents reported in Western democracies, including the U.S., France, Britain and Germany, a study showed.

The report, by Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, said far-right and far-left activists and Islamists were behind many attacks but said there was also evidence of anti-Semitism going more mainstream.

It catalogued 387 anti-Semitic attacks worldwide and cited among the causes growing fears in Europe and elsewhere linked to mass immigration, economic hardship and opposition to Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians.

Source: thehindu.com

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