Czech Republic remains safe country for Jewish community, report finds

Although the number of registered anti-Semitic acts doubled last year, the Czech Republic remains a safe country for the Jewish community, a new report found.

Registered anti-Semitic acts doubled last year

Nearly 700 cases of anti-Semitic acts and behaviour were registered last year by the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, marking a two-fold increase compared to the 347 acts reported in 2018.

For more information, the full report is available here.

The report, which warns that the higher incidence of anti-Semitic acts does not necessarily mean that anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise in the Czech Republic but could simply reflect a more comprehensive data gathering methodology, found no cases of direct physical violence against Jewish people, and only a few cases of verbal harassment or attacks against Jewish property.

In 2018, the Federation of Jewish Communities had found two cases of physical abuse and violence directly targeting Jews.

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