British Jews fear future in Europe

Almost half of British Jewish people fear they have no long-term future in Britain or Europe, according to a survey published on Wednesday.


The poll of 2,230 British Jewish people by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) found that 45 percent feared Jews may have no future in Britain, and 58 percent were concerned they have no long-term future in Europe.


The online survey was conducted from December 23 to January 11 -- a period that spanned the attacks in Paris that targeted the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket -- leading France to increase security at Jewish schools and synagogues.


A quarter of those surveyed by the CAA said they had considered leaving Britain in the past two years.


The CAA said 2014 saw the most anti-Semitic incidents recorded by police since records began 30 years ago.


Official figures from London's metropolitan police showed anti-Semitic crimes more than doubled in the capital over the 12 months to November 2014, compared to the same period a year earlier.


פרסום ראשון: 01.14.15, 07:47