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Monday, June 23, 2003

The Poisonous Return of Anti-Semitism

By Fraser Nelson
TheScotsman.com | June 23, 2003

LAST month, the largest anti-Jewish attack on Britain since the Second World War was visited on a cemetery in east London. The photographers found a staggering scene: some 390 graves desecrated.

The picture did not make the news; few Fleet Street titles covered the story at all. In the grand scheme of things, it was treated as a local act of vandalism which had few wider implications.

This was not a one-off attack. It was part of a series which has sent the number of such incidents in London soaring by 75 percent during the first three months of this year alone. Even now, few are willing to name this poison. Anti-Semitism is back.

Its return to British shores has come in several phases and under numerous disguises - having crept back through a grey area opened through the Iraq war.

It started on September 11, 2001. Continued . . .