Almost half of British Jews are considering emigration – WZO

Almost half of British Jews are considering emigration

Photo: UK, London, Trafalgar Square. Author: JOHNGOMEZ / depositphotos.com In the United Kingdom, home to the fourth-largest Jewish community in the diaspora – about 312,000 people, the events of October 7th have triggered a significant rise in antisemitism in the country. The organization “Campaign Against Antisemitism” published the results of a survey conducted among British […]

Photo: UK, London, Trafalgar Square. Author: JOHNGOMEZ / depositphotos.com

In the United Kingdom, home to the fourth-largest Jewish community in the diaspora – about 312,000 people, the events of October 7th have triggered a significant rise in antisemitism in the country.

The organization “Campaign Against Antisemitism” published the results of a survey conducted among British Jews from November 10th to November 17th, shortly after the HAMAS terrorist attack on Israel.

The survey results indicate that:
– 69% of British Jews have become more cautious in openly displaying Jewish symbols, such as the Star of David or a kippah.
– 48% are considering leaving the United Kingdom due to the increased antisemitism.
– 61% have either experienced or witnessed antisemitic incidents after October 7th.
– 66% believe that the police apply double standards when investigating hate-based antisemitic crimes.
– 90% avoid trips to the city center if there is a large anti-Israel demonstration taking place.
– 86% are dissatisfied with the BBC’s coverage of the conflict between Israel and HAMAS.
– 97% of British Jews feel a personal connection to the events occurring in Israel.

The survey involved 3,744 individuals who representatively reflect the various segments of the Jewish community in the United Kingdom.

17 Dec 2023
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