Jonathan Arkush reacts to record antisemitism figures

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has reacted to a report by the Community Security Trust showing a record number of antisemitic hate incidents in the UK.

Jonathan said: “The record figure of antisemitic incidents in the first six months of 2017 will be of deep concern to all Jews, particularly as there have been no specific events to provoke the upsurge. Although the UK is overwhelmingly a safe home for the Jewish community and has been for many years, the Government, police and other authorities must read the warning signals and take whatever action is needed to secure the continued safety of the Jewish community. In these uncertain times, the UK should be a beacon for tolerance and one that champions and secures cohesion and mutual respect in our society.”

Read the CST press release here. Read the full report here.

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