Many Jews in Britain want to leave country because of increase in anti-Semitism hate crimes. Anti-Semitism is hostility towards or discrimination against Jews. It is hate crime. A recent increase in anti-Semitism has made one third of Jewish people in Britain want to move overseas. New research shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews feel welcome in UK, which is their home. More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed in large-scale study. Around 40 per cent of Britain's Jews said they felt afraid and hid their religion in public. The research is from Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). It found there has been 45 per cent surge in anti-Semitic crime since 2014.
study revealed that more than three-quarters believed that Britain's largest left-wing political party, Labour Party, has fuelled anti-Semitism. People said its negative opinions on Israel created bad feeling towards Jews. They also said its leader failed to crack down on anti-Semitism within party. Another reason was fact that very few anti-Semitic hate crimes go to court. Fewer than 24 such crimes go to court each year. CAA warned that: "Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave, as has happened elsewhere in Europe." UK government said: "There can never be excuse for hatred towards Jewish community, and wherever we find it, we shall oppose and challenge it."