State Department tells Congress anti-Semitism rising

[JURIST] A new State Department annual report issued Wednesday under the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act signed by President Bush in October 2004 says that global anti-Semitism is on the rise, particularly because of the number of poor, uneducated Muslims in Western Europe. The report notes that acts of anti-Semitism have increased in Eastern Europe in both number and severity since 2000, and anti-Semitism remains a sizable problem in Russia. The report cites ultra-nationalists, skinheads, and far-right radicals as the main transgressors. The report says that some governments, like France, Belgium and Germany, are taking action against anti-Semitism, but governments like Syria promote anti-Semitic ideals. Read the full text of the report here. AP has more.

 

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