427 Attacks in 57 Countries Against Jews Between 1968 and 2010 / Maureen Shamee

July 30 2011
427 attacks in 57 countries against Jews between 1968 and 2010,
new study shows
France was the country with the highest number of attacks
In 1994, a bomb attack at the AsociaciĆ³n Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA), a Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, killed 85 and injured more than 300.

LONDON (EJP)---Jews and Israelis have been attacked in a total of 57 countries outside Israel between 1968 and 2010, a new report on anti-Jewish terrorism shows.

The report, "Terrorist incidents against Jewish communities and Israeli citizens abroad 1968-2010," was released this week by the Community Security Trust (CST), a Jewish charity which provides security advice and assistance to the British Jewish community.

This unique record of anti-Jewish terrorism lists 427 attacks and targeting plots, including 96 against Jewish community buildings, organizations and events, 88 against synagogues and 16 against Jewish schools.

The countries with the highest number of attacks were France (51), the United States (34), Italy (33), Argentina and Germany (29 in each), and the United Kingdom (28).

In a sign of the close association between anti-Semitism and violent extremism, the perpetrators of anti-Jewish terrorism include neo-Nazis, Marxist-Leninists, anarchists, Palestinians and other nationalists, revolutionary Iran and its surrogates, and radical Sunni Islamists.

"Terrorism against Jewish communities represents anti-Semitism in its most violent form, and is why Jewish communities around the world sadly need security at their synagogues, schools and communal events," said Michael Whine, CST Director of government and international affairs.

"The tragedy in Oslo, Norway, last week serves to underline the prevailing threats to all societies from different types of terrorism," he added.

The report is the second edition of a study first published in 2004 by CST with the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) in Herzliya, Israel.

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