British Prime Minister Condemns Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents
February 5, 2010 - 11:45 AM
Brown's comments come as the Community Security Trust reported that 2009 was the worst year for anti-Semitic incidents in Britain since the Jewish group first began tracking them in 1984.
The trust said Friday that it had recorded 924 anti-Jewish incidents in 2009. It says much of them were attributable to anger over Israel's offensive against Gaza; it says a large proportion occurred during the conflict and many included references to Israel and Gaza.
The latest figure is more than 50 percent higher than the previous record, set in 2006, the year Israel invaded Lebanon.
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