A third of British Jews have considered emigrating in the past two years due to recent shifts in the political climate and a perceived disinterest in tackling anti-semitic hate crime according to the 2017 Antisemitism Barometer survey.
“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews,” according to the legal definition posted on the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA)’s website.
“Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
The survey is part of a multiyear study conducted by CAA and YouGov, a market research company. CAA interviewed 3,411 people in 2015, the first year the survey was conducted, 1,660 in 2016, and 1,614 in 2017.
While 59 percent of respondents feel welcome in the UK, 37 percent have concealed their faith in public…