A surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes in Britain has made one third of the Jewish population want to flee.
Research commissioned by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) also found that just 59 percent of British Jews felt welcome in the UK.
The YouGov poll revealed more than three-quarters believed that the Labour Party’s stance on Israel has intensified rising levels of bigotry, while Islamist extremism was their biggest concern.
The charity had also CAA published police figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showing that there has been a 45 percent surge in antisemitic crime since 2014.
Research commissioned by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) also found that just 59 percent of British Jews felt welcome in the UK. The charity’s chairman Gideon Falter is pictured speaking with a police officer in August 2014
The charity also claims that the Crown Prosecution Service has yet to prosecute more than 24 anti-Semitic crimes per year
The charity also claims that the Crown Prosecution Service has yet to prosecute more than two-dozen anti-Semitic crimes per year.
Gideon Falter, Chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism said: ‘Our research shows that one in three British Jews has become so fearful of mounting antisemitic crime and the failure to excise antisemites from politics that they have considered leaving Britain altogether.
‘Our research clearly shows that British Jews have pointed their fingers at the Crown Prosecution Service and the Labour Party.’
But the CAA’s research did find that anti-Semitic views held by British people have falled since 2015
‘Our research clearly shows that British Jews have pointed their fingers at the Crown Prosecution Service and the Labour Party’, said Gideon Falter, left. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is pictured right
It comes after Jeremy Corbyn faced repeated criticism for failing to crack down on anti-Semitism within in the party.
The Labour leader has previously referred to Palestinian terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as ‘friends’.
Last year, Labour’s former London mayor, Ken Livinstone, was suspended after claiming that Hitler was a Zionist.
His comments came after Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, was forced to apologise for posting on Facebook that a ‘solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict’ was to relocate Israel to the US.
But the CAA’s research did find that anti-Semitic views held by British people have falled since 2015.
In that year, 45 percent said they held at least one anti-Semitic view — this dropped to 40 percent in 2016 and then to 36 percent this year.
The CAA’s chairman, Mr Falter, added: ‘We now have data that show that in a very British way, fairly and quietly, Britons have been rejecting antisemitic prejudice.
HATE CRIMES AGAINST BRITISH JEWS SOAR WHILE ANTI-SEMITIC ATTITUDES PLUMMET
Left: A man chased Jewish pedestrians while brandishing a meat cleaver down a street in north London shouting: ‘You Jews run away from here before I kill you.’ Right:v
- There has been a 45 percent surge in anti-Semitic Crime since 2014
- Only 59 percent of British Jews feel welcome in the UK
- For the past two years, 37 percent of British Jews have been concealing their Judaism in public
- The CAA claims that the CPS has yet to prosecute more than two dozen antisemitic crimes per year
- 52 percent of British Jews said that the CPS is not doing enough to fight antisemitism
- Just 39 percent of British Jews felt confident that antisemitic hate crime would be prosecuted
- 76 percent of British Jews feel that recent political events have resulted in increased hostility towards Jews
- For two years, more than four in five British Jews have considered the Labour Party to be harbouring anti-Semites in its ranks
- In 2015, 45 percent of British people held at least one anti-Semitic view but that fell to 40 percent in 2016 and to 36 percent in 2017
‘If British society can fight antisemitism, why are our world-renowned criminal justice system and some of our famous political parties still doing too little? There is not a moment to lose.
‘Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave, as has happened elsewhere in Europe.’
French Jews were last year leaving the country at an unprecedented rate, amid rising anti-Semitism and fears of further Islamic extremist attacks.
The bedroom of a 17-year-old neo-nazi from Bradford who was jailed after making a homemade pipe bomb so he could start an ‘all out race war’.
More than 8,000 Jews left France for Israel in 2015, forming part of the largest mass movement of Jews since the formation of Israel since 1948.
British businesswoman, Mandy Bluementhal, 52, said she is now so scared of being attacked that she plans on moving to Israel.
Her father, former Lord Mayor of Birmingham Harold Blumenthal, was also an Army major who served in Burma and her mother Vivienne was a magistrate.
‘I do blame Jeremy Corbyn for much of it because I feel as though he has created an atmosphere which has given oxygen to a lot of this hatred,’ Ms Bluementhal told the Sunday Express.
‘I’ve been looking at homes in Israel, I’ve been talking to estate agents, looking at the paperwork I need in order to leave the UK.
‘I don’t want to wait for something bad to happen to me first because I heat more about anti-Semitic attacks more and more. It’s escalating.’