British Jewry experienced “the third-highest number of anti-Semitic incidents” in the first six months of the year, according to statistics compiled by the Community Security Trust (CST) and published on Thursday.
The CST is a British group that started in 1994 to ensure the safety and security of the UK’s Jewish community.
The CST’s half-year report found 789 anti-Semitic incidents that were recorded between January and June of this year.
The report said that most, 673, were “verbal abuse, anti-Semitic graffiti, anti-Semitic abuse via social media and one-off cases of hate mail.” Online incidents broke a record for CST’s half-yearly reports with 344 incidents.
Lord Mann, the government’s Independent Adviser on Antisemitism, said “Despite a good policing response, internet companies are failing to play their role in tackling this hatred and we need to see a robust consistency from all our political parties,” The Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday.