“A more sophisticated understanding of anti-Semitism is needed, together with better defined boundaries of acceptable discourse.”
Across Europe, Jews have warned of a growing under-current of anti-Semitism, fuelled by anger at Israeli policy in the Middle East and social tensions over immigration and increasing economic hardship under austerity policies that have helped far-right movements gain popularity.
Those fears have been exacerbated after an Islamist militant gunman killed four people in a Jewish supermarket in Paris last month.
The British lawmakers said the government, police and prosecutors needed to take action “to ensure Jewish communities have the necessary protection from the continuous terrorist threat they face”.
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