The number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Switzerland has dropped from 36 in 2011 to 25 incidents last year.
The figures were reported in the annual analysis on anti-Semitism by the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities. The report states that unlike the previous year, no physical attacks against Jews were recorded in Switzerland in 2012 and that hostilities in Israel did not serve as “trigger events,” as has been observed in previous years.
Most incidents last year were hate mail cases or graffiti, the report said. Online content was not included in the report.
Monitor reports showed a 58 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in France in 2012 and a 30 percent increase in Belgium, which watchdog groups said were linked to a wave of attacks that followed the slaying of four Jews at a school in Toulouse by a radical Muslim.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Reports of anti-Semitism in Switzerland declined 30% in 2012
While reports of anti-Jewish incidents in 2012 declined 30% in Switzerland, they increased 30% in Belgium. Of course, that doesn't mean that anti-Semites have simply moved from Switzerland to Belgium, but it's interesting to note the contrast. As reported by Jewish Telegraphic Agency, March 18, 2013: