Anti-Semitism: Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada

Source: Globe & Mail,6-7-11

The Jewish community was especially victimized, with the number of hate crimes against Jews rising 71 per cent since 2008.

“If you consider the size of our community and the frequency with which we are targeted, obviously it’s very disturbing and remains a matter of great concern,” said Len Rudner, the Canadian Jewish Congress’s regional director for Ontario.

Mr. Rudner said he suspects part of the increase in 2009 was connected to events in the Middle East, specifically Israel’s aerial assault against Gaza in the last days of 2008.

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