|UK MPs warn of increasing Anti-Semitism|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 07 September 2006 00:00|
British MPs have published a new report on the increasing trend of anti-Semitic attacks being carried out in the UK, warning that more must be done to combat this particular type of crime. The report called on the police to record anti-Semitic attacks, and for an investigation to be carried out on why less than 10% of anti-Semitic attacks result in prosecution. The report also warned anti-Jewish sentiment was now affecting people who didn't consider themselves racist or bigoted. Last year UK Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks warned of a "tsunami" of anti-Semitism that was sweeping across Asia and would soon hit Britain.
Quote: ""Acts of violence and abuse towards Jews are an affront to any modern society," said panel chairman Denis McShane, a former Foreign Office minister. "The most worrying discovery of this inquiry is that anti-Jewish sentiment is entering the mainstream, appearing in the everyday conversations of people who consider themselves neither racist nor prejudiced.
I wonder if the newspapers and media organizations that report on the Israeli "massacres", such as the Gaza beach incident, the Qana "massacre" and the destruction in Lebanon has anything to do with anti-Jewish sentiment entering the mainstream? If the government is serious about combating anti-Semitism, rooting it out of the mainstream media first will make the job a whole lot easier. Public perception is formed by these organizations, and without blogs such as Little Green Footballs, Honest Reporting and other groups determined to stand up against this media jihad, who knows how Israel might now be perceived in the world?