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Many Jews in Britain want to leave the country because of an increase [on / in] anti-Semitism hate crimes. Anti-Semitism is [hostility / hostile] towards or discrimination [against / for] Jews. It is a hate crime. A [recent / recently] increase in anti-Semitism has made one [thirdly / third] of Jewish people in Britain want to move overseas. New research shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews feel [welcoming / welcome] in the UK, which is their home. More than 10,000 British Jews were [intervened / interviewed] in the large-scale study. Around 40 per cent of Britain's Jews said they felt [scary / afraid] and hid their religion [in / on] public. The research is from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). It found there has been a 45 per cent [sage / surge] in anti-Semitic crime since 2014.

The study [revealed / revelation] that more than three-quarters believed that Britain's largest left-wing [politics / political] party, the Labour Party, has [fuelling / fuelled] anti-Semitism. People said its [negative / negatively] opinions on Israel created bad feeling towards Jews. They also said its leader failed [at / to] crack down on anti-Semitism within the party. Another reason was the fact that very few anti-Semitic hate crimes go [to / on] court. Fewer than 24 such crimes go to court [per / each] year. The CAA warned that: "Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave, as has [happened / happen] elsewhere in Europe." The UK government said: "There can never be an [excuse / excused] for hatred towards the Jewish community, and wherever we find it, we shall [opposition / oppose] and challenge it."

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