'Anti-Semitic incidents in Canada are on the rise'

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
March 22, 2006 21:23

A Jewish organization that monitors anti-Semitic activities in Canada said Wednesday the number of incidents last year was the second highest total in the 23-year history of their audit. B'nai Brith Canada said 829 anti-Semitic incidents were reported to their anti-hate hot line and offices in 2005. A record 857 were documented in 2004. "We were looking at numbers in the two hundreds a decade ago," said Ruth Klein, director of B'nai Brith's league for human rights. "We show almost the same figure as last year and last year was an all-time high." The organization says many of the incidents are influenced by neo-Nazi groups and propagandists of the Middle East who are anti-Israel.


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