Rise in Anti-Semitic Attacks Linked to the Euro Crisis

Anti-Semitic violence rose by a third in 2012


A new report from Israel shows a near one-third rise in anti-Semitic violence and vandalism worldwide in 2012. Researchers have pointed the finger at copycat attacks in France and popularity of extreme-right groups.

According to the research, released on Sunday to coincide with Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, there were 686 recorded attacks or acts of violence against Jewish individuals, sites or property last year, up from 526 the year before. The 30 percent climb follows a decline over the past two years.