Report: Anti-Semitic incidents rise 21% in Australia

By JTA
November 26, 2013 14:35

 
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SYDNEY, Australia  – Anti-Semitic incidents in Australia rose 21 percent in the last year and are the second highest on record, according to an annual report.

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s annual “Report on Anti-Semitism in Australia” – tabled at Sunday’s annual general meeting in Melbourne – revealed 657 reports of racist violence against Jewish Australians and Jewish community buildings between Oct. 1, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2013.

Serious physical attacks were at the lowest since 2005, however, with fewer than 20.

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