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Scottish Jews feel less safe in their country, survey says

The organization representing Scottish Jewry reports a sharp decline from 2013 in community members’ level of comfort in living as Jews in Scotland.

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, or ScoJeC, releases on Wednesday a report that it calls “sobering” and “very perturbing” based on a survey filled out by 300 people after 2014.

Nearly one-third of respondents noted a heightened level of anxiety, discomfort, or vulnerability, despite not having been directly asked about it, ScoJeC writes in the report, which the organization compiled as a follow-up to a survey conducted in 2012-2013.

The follow-up was launched after reports about anti-Semitic incidents in Scotland in 2014, in connection with Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza.

JTA

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