UK - Record High Anti-Semitic Incidents

Arno Froese

The UK saw record levels of antisemitic incidents over the course of 2018, the Community Security Trust has reported in its annual review, forming a three year sequence of record-breaking levels of antisemitism in the country.

According to the CST—a Jewish community organization that works in cooperation with the UK police—there were 1,652 reported incidents of antisemitism, a 16% rise from the 1,420 antisemitic incidents recorded by CST in 2017, which was itself a record annual total, as were the 1,375 incidents of 2016.

President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Marie van der Zyl described the figures as “very worrying for Jews living in the UK.”

Of the 1,652 total incidents, some 1,300 were incidents of abusive behavior, including verbal abuse, hate mail, antisemitic graffiti on non-Jewish property and antisemitic content on social media.

Incidents of damage and desecration to Jewish property fell by 16%, from 93 in 2017 to 78 in 2018.

Of the total number of incidents, 84 showed far Right motivation or beliefs, 173 showed anti-Israel motivation and 13 showed an Islamist motivation.

-www.jpost.com, 7 February 2019

Arno's commentary

The greatest Anti-Semite is the god of this world. He sees Israel as an obstacle to world peace. Subsequently, Anti-Semitism is all but natural for the rest of the world.

However, we must also add that Israel’s darkest hour is yet to come, as prophesied by the Lord Himself: “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” (John 5:43).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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