In 2016, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Canada increased by 26% and reached a record number of 1.728. This is evidenced by the results of the annual report entitled Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, published last Tuesday.
In this document it is noted that in the previous year, the country recorded 1.227 such cases, writes on Wednesday, may 10, the website of the newspaper the Jerusalem Post.
Organization Bney Brit Canada, monitor the statistics, and notes that this leap is not associated with the coming to power in the United States Donald trump. Among the most characteristic manifestations of anti – Semitism- Holocaust denial on social media, anti-Zionism on campuses of universities and antiterrorista rhetoric in Arabic-language media.
«This report shows that anti-Semitism has reached record levels and requires a real, immediate and decisive action. It’s time to stop hoping that the problem will disappear by itself. It’s time to fight back the anti-Semites», – leads edition the words of Michael Mostyn, Director-General of the b’nai b’rith Canada.
The article notes that the only canadian province where the level of anti-Semitism dropped from 265 cases in 205 year to 249 in 2016, is Quebec.