A third of Jews in Britain want to leave because of an increase in hate crimes. There has been a 45 per cent rise in anti-Semitism since 2014. Anti-Semitism is discrimination against Jews. Research from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews feel welcome there. More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed. Around 40 per cent of them were afraid and hid their religion in public.
Most British Jews believed that a political party's negative opinions on Israel has increased bad feeling towards Jews. They said its leader does not control anti-Semitism. In addition, fewer than 24 anti-Semitic crimes go to court each year. The CAA warned: "Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave." The UK government said: "There can never be an excuse for hatred towards the Jewish community. We shall oppose and challenge it."