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September 26, 2016 / 23 Elul, 5776
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British Jews To March Against Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi, Muslim activist to address rally, call for zero-tolerance for anti-Jewish attacks
Man holds daughter on shoulders at Pro-Israel Rally

Man holds daughter on shoulders at Pro-Israel Rally
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At least 1000 British Jews are expected to attend a protest rally in central London Sunday to to demand greater action by the police and Government against anti-Semitism.

The rally, which will be held at the Royal Courts of Justice, was called by the Campaign against Antisemitism, a new organization dedicated to identifying and fighting Judeophobia in the United Kingdom. Speakers will include Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Maajid Nawaz, a Muslim activist and co-founder of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank and Douglas Murray, a conservative commentator and associate director of the Henry Jackson Society.

Great Britain, like other European countries, has experienced a sharp spike in Judeophobic attacks, especially since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge on July 8.  Since the beginning of August, several synagogues have been vandalized, pro-Palestinian activists have attacked supermarkets selling Israeli products, and signs reading “Hitler was right” have been featured at anti-Israel demonstrations.

“British Jews complain the existing law is not being enforced to protect them from abuse and discrimination,” said the Campaign Against Antisemitism.

Meir Halevi Siegel

About the Author: Meir is a news writer for JewishPress.com - and he loves his job.


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