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Report: Nearly half of British Jews will not display signs of Judaism publicly

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A new survey has found that 44% of British Jews avoid visible displays of their Judaism, such as a kippa or Star of David, due to fear of antisemitism, reveals a survey conducted by the Campaign against Antisemitism and Kings College London.

Nine out of ten participants in the survey said media bias against Israel was fueling antisemitism in the UK and 78% believed politicians weren’t doing enough to protect the Jewish community.

Compared to last year’s numbers, more UK Jews were optimistic about their future than last year, with 57% saying they feel welcome in Britain and 18% saying they feel somewhat or very unwelcome.

The study gave participants statements to agree or disagree with.

Among the other statements were:

“I am just as open to having Jewish friends as I am to having friends from other sections of British society.”

“Israel treats the Palestinians like the Nazis treated the Jews.”

“Jewish people talk about the Holocaust just to further their political agenda.”

“Jewish people chase money more than other people do.”

“I am comfortable spending time with people who openly support Israel.”

“Israel has a right to exist as a homeland for the Jewish people.”

“Israel can get away with anything because its supporters control the media.”

12% of those surveyed showed “entrenched antisemitic views” by agreeing with four or more of the statements. 55% of people did not agree with any statement and 45% agreed with one or more. Participants agreed the most with “Israel treats the Palestinians like the Nazis treated the Jews.” This statement was affirmed by 23% of respondents.

Chief executive of Campaign Against Antisemitism, Gideon Falter said, “Britain’s Jews are back from the brink. This study starkly shows that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn dealt a crushing blow to Jews’ confidence in their very future in this country, and that our community is now beginning to recover.”

Corbyn served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 2015 to 2020. He was suspended in Nov 2020 for antisemitic remarks.

New Labour chief Keir Starmer was elected in April 2020 and vowed to root out antisemitism in Labour that allegedly “flourished” under Corbyn.

“But scars remain,” Falter continued. “Notwithstanding the relief felt by so many, our data shows that nearly half of those who normally wear outwards symbols of their Judaism now feel they have to hide it.”

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Venezuela’s communist president punishing Biden admin by halting flights of migrants being repatriated from U.S.

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Venezuela is pushing around the Biden administration by halting flights of migrants being repatriated from the U.S. and Mexico. According to U.S. officials, Venezuela’s communist President Nicolas Maduro is breaking a deal with the United States, which was a “key instrument for the Biden administration to halt illegal migration from the communist South American country” reports ADN America.

Reportedly the “halt in flights came as part of a Venezuelan measure after the White House reinstated some economic sanctions it had lifted against its oil and gas industry as part of a gesture to move the country toward democratic elections.”

Washington has since accused Caracas of following through with its promises to ease pressure and intimidation tactics against opposition candidates, such as the country’s prized Unity candidate, Maria Corina Machado, ADN America adds.

“Corina Machado obtained an impressive 72% level of support, marking a milestone as the candidate with greatest support in the history of the country before elections.” ADN has published several reports outlining the crack downs, kidnappings of opposition candidate campaign workers and intimidation tactics.

In addition to breaking its promises to observe democratic principles for free and fair elections, Venezuela has also asserted a claim it has a right to invade its oil rich neighbor, Guyana, sparking further concerns within the Pentagon and State Department.

According to U.S. officials who spoke to The Wall Street Journal, chances of reigniting the agreement are slim and relations between both sides continue to slip into a dark chasm. “Increased deportations and containing the surge of migrants from Venezuela, the third-largest nationality after Mexico and Guatemala, could have helped ease some of the pressure on Biden, whose poll ratings have been sliding ahead of November’s presidential election, partly because of the immigration issue,” the Journal reported.

The U.S. has so far repatriated about 1,800 Venezuelans on 15 flights since the October agreement was brokered, a sliver of the migrants who have penetrated the southwest border during the Biden era.

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