Source: The Guardian
On August 8, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Anti-Semitic attacks in Britain will reach record levels this year, say Jewish groups which accuse the government of inaction. The predicted sharp rise, from 375 last year, appears to be reflected across many European Union countries. Zvi Heifetz, Israel's new ambassador to London, warned last week that combating anti-semitism in Britain would prove a major challenge for the government. 'There is more than one anti-semitic incident a day in Britain. That is a serious problem,' Heifetz said. His comments follow the controversial invitation from his Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, to all French Jews to leave France for Israel immediately to avoid 'wild' anti-semitism. Leading UK Jewish groups say a new wave of militant Islamic media is fostering anti-semitism among Muslims."