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Virulent anti-Semitism within Labour has been blamed for fuelling a record number of attacks on Jewish people.
A charity said the increase in such incidents came after ‘particularly intense’ debate on a spate of controversies involving Jeremy Corbyn’s party.
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Coverage of high-profile claims of anti-Semitism within Labour was ‘likely to have emboldened’ offenders, as well as encouraging victims to report verbal and physical assaults.
The Community Security Trust, which monitors anti-Semitic abuse, recorded 1,652 hate crimes in Britain last year – 16 per cent more than in 2017. Around one in 11 incidents – or 148 – related to rows over anti-Semitism in Labour.
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For the first time, the charity recorded more than 100 Jew-hating incidents in every month of a calendar year.
CST chief executive David Delew said: ‘Three years of rising anti-Semitic incidents shows the scale of the problem facing the Jewish community.
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Labour MP John Mann, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism, said: ‘Sadly, these figures are not surprising, indeed they are predictable.
The most common type of incident – comprising 483 cases – involved verbal abuse directed at Jewish people ‘while going about their daily business in public...
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