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A progress update to the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Anti-Semitism Inquiry into the rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents following the Gaza conflict in 2014

In 2015 the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) against Anti-Semitism launched an Inquiry into Anti-Semitism in the UK following the Gaza conflict in 2014. This caused a spike in anti-Semitism in the UK, leading to the Community Security Trust recording the highest number of anti-Semitic incidents seen in a year (1179).

In June 2015, Ministers at the Department for Communities and Local Government agreed that the Cross Government Working Group on Anti-Semitism would respond to the 34 recommendations in the APPG against Anti-Semitism Inquiry report which looked at the increased levels of anti-Semitism following the 2014 Gaza conflict and undertook to report back to Parliament.

Significant progress has already been made against a number of the recommendations including work being undertaken by the Crown Prosecution Service and the police to seek to publicise arrests and prosecutions relating to anti-Semitism as this will provide reassurance that anti-Semitism is taken seriously.

This report outlines our progress to date.