Source: BBC News
The German government has revealed a sharp increase in the number of anti-Semitic offences recorded last year.
Crime data, detailed in German media on Wednesday, says 1,646 crimes were linked to a hatred of Jews in 2018 – showing a yearly increase of 10%.
It comes just a day after French politicians spoke out about a sharp rise of incidents in their own country.
French Interior minister, Christophe Castaner, has warned that anti-Semitism is “spreading like poison”.
Over the weekend there were a series of anti-Semitic incidents reported in central Paris – including Swastika vandalism on post-boxes featuring a holocaust survivor’s portrait.