Anti-Semitic incidents ‘rise 9%’

There were neo-Nazi images or Nazi references in 51 incidents

"Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he."
—Jeremiah 31:10-11

"I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;"
—Isa 43:6

There was a 9% rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the UK in the first half of 2008 compared with the same period last year, a charity has reported.
There were 266 incidents up to June, compared with 244 last year, according to the Community Security Trust (CST).
Some 166 were incidents of abusive behaviour, including verbal abuse, hate mail and anti-Semitic graffiti.
CST admitted that improved contact with smaller Jewish communities "goes some way to explaining the overall rise".
Incidents involving Jewish students or academics and at colleges rose 88%, from 26 to 49.
There were also 29 incidents involving Jewish schools and schoolchildren.
Violent assaults were down, from 54 in the first six months of 2007, to 42.
Smaller communities
Outside the biggest Jewish communities in London and Manchester, CST recorded 98 incidents in 38 different areas.
This included 21 incidents in Leeds, up from 13 a year before, and a rise from six to 10 in Liverpool.
In the first half of 2007, CST had recorded 70 incidents in 25 locations outside London and Manchester.
"This is partly explained by efforts made by CST to improve contact with smaller Jewish communities beyond the main urban centres, and goes some way to explaining the overall rise in incidents," the charity said.
John Mann MP, chair of the parliamentary group against anti-Semitism, said the report showed improved reporting of incidents involving students and smaller communities.
"By knowing the scale of the problem we can deploy strategies to combat anti-Semitism from our streets and our campuses," he said.
"Every anti-Semitic attack is a blight on society."

  1. Ernest Gregoire, 01 August, 2008

    Anti-Semitism has no basis in logical thinking. It is irrational, unnecessary, and accomplishes nothing. It is demonic in origin.

    It is proof positive that God exists, and that the words of the prophets are His.

    We have every reason to believe that if what Moses prophesied has come to pass, then the rest of prophetic scripture is also equally valid and will also come to pass.

    Moses prophecy is being fulfilled daily around the world, not just in isolated places.

    These are the end times, the end of days, the latter times!


  2. becca, 01 August, 2008

    Throughout the ages, God’s choosen people have been attacked and mistreated. One thing that has made me thankful regarding our current president is that he has stood up for Israel consistently, in my estimation. I really appreciated Bush’s speech on Israel’s B-day as well. Again, I think America’s support of Israel is one reason (of very few left) that our sin soaked nation has been spared from harsher judgment than we are currently receiving. BTW, If any of you are interested in a great magazine, you should check out Israel My Glory.

  3. Joy B., 04 August, 2008


    Has Bush really been supportive of Israel? Bush and Rice put great pressure on Israel in August 2006 that resulted in the Israeli army being sent to kick Israelis out of their homes. Maybe you should check out the timeline of this event and the formation of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf.

    Has America really been supportive of Israel? I believe America has time and again compromised its support for Israel. This has been done to pacify the Arabs to keep their oil flowing. I know the USA gives lip service in support of Israel, but why do they continue to press the Israelis to give up their land. I believe America has sold its soul for Arab oil.


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