Global Anti-Semitism Rises By 30% In 2012

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According to a Tel Aviv University study released on Sunday, 2012 was marked by 686 acts of violence and vandalism constituting a 30% increase over 2011. The report supports the notion that “anti-Semitism breeds anti-Semitism,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, European Jewish Congress president who added that the best prevention is for authorities “to act quickly and forcefully to prevent such escalations in the future.” Of considerable note is the rise of anti-Semitic parties on the far Right in Greece, Hungary and the Ukraine. “Almost every week we witness an attack on minorities or outrageous comments from far Right and neo-Nazi politicians,” Kantor said.