The Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism

Report finds antisemitism on the rise in Czech Republic

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 The Jewish community in the Czech Republic says there was an increase in the number of antisemitic incidents in the country last year.

In a report Wednesday, the Federation of the Jewish Communities said there were 347 antisemitic attacks in 2018, up by 221 from 2015 when the last equivalent report was published.

Most of the attacks, 93%, appeared on the internet, often on far-right, anti-liberal and pro-Russian media.

The group said there were two physical attacks and three attacks on Jewish property last year. The remainder involved antisemitic threats, harassment and verbal abuse.

The report still says the Czech Republic remains a safe country for Jews and antisemitism is at a relatively low level compared with other European countries.