Crimes Against Jews Soaring
Jews in the United Kingdom were victims of a record number of hate crimes last year, says a new report by the Jewish community’s defense organization, the Community Security Trust (cst).
The cst says these crimes have doubled in the last 10 years, and that 2006 saw a 31 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents over 2005. The 594 incidents included 112 violent assaults, 70 attacks on Jewish property, 365 occurrences of abusive behavior, and 27 threats. Crimes in each category except threats represented at least a 34 percent increase over 200; attacks on Jewish property were up an astounding 46 percent. Of the incidents, more than one in five occurred during the 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah.
Such attacks demonstrate a noticeable shift of attitude within a country that has been an ally of Israel. Ironically, however, biblical prophecy tells us that Britain and Israel face a common fate in the time ahead. For more, request our free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy.