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How serious is the threat of antisemitism in Britain today?

In this article, specially written for JVL, Dr Alan Maddison argues that a review of the latest evidence on antisemitism shows that many reports are unnecessarily alarmist. The pro rata risks for assaults are lower for Jewish people than for those from other races or religions. The increase in antisemitic hate crimes reported to the police is around half that reported for other victim groups. And a Jewish person is 50 times more likely to be the victim of a general assault than one motivated by antisemitism. […]