Anti-Semitic incidents rise sharply in 2009, study says

By Izzy Lemberg, CNNstory-netanyahu-gi April 12, 2010 — Updated 1710 GMT (0110 HKT)

Jerusalem (CNN) — The number of anti-Semitic incidents around the world more than doubled from 2008 to 2009, according to a Tel Aviv University study.

In 2009, 1,129 such incidents were recorded — an increase of more than 100 percent from the 559 incidents noted in 2008, according to the study, released Sunday by the university’s Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism.

“In addition, many more hundreds of threats, insults, graffiti signs and slogans and demonstrations featuring virulently anti-Semitic content were registered, sometimes resulting in violence,” the study said.

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Israeli lawmakers wrestle with marking deaths in Armenia

December 26, 2011
Source: CNN

By Izzy Lemberg

Jerusalem (CNN) — In a move that could further erode already soured relations with Turkey, Israeli lawmakers on Monday debated whether to establish an official day marking what Armenia describes as a genocide 96 years ago.

Armenian groups and many scholars argue that starting in 1915, Turks committed genocide, when more than a million ethnic Armenians were massacred in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire.

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