Anti-Semitic attacks up.(ENI)--Anti-Semitic attacks worldwide reached a 15-year high in 2004 and will continue to increase exponentially unless countries take preventive measures, says an annual study released by Israel's Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv University (TAU, אוניברסיטת תל־אביב, את"א) is Israel's largest on-site university. .
The study, issued on May 4, the eve of Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Memorial Day may refer to one of several commemorations of the Holocaust.
It counted about 500 assaults and acts of violence against Jews in 2004. In contrast, a total of 88 attacks against Jews were recorded in 1989, the report said.
The study said that most of the attacks involved assaults against Jews, arson against synagogues and desecration of Jewish cemeteries A Jewish cemetery (Hebr. בית עלמין "Beth Olamin") serves as any other cemetery for the burial of the dead and holds other qualities which are not found in Christian cemeteries. . In Western Europe Western Europe
The countries of western Europe, especially those that are allied with the United States and Canada in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (established 1949 and usually known as NATO). underprivileged Muslim immigrants were found as perpetrators of most of the attacks and in Russia and the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. ; attacks against Jews were generally seen as being carried out by far-fight extremists.
"Jews tend to be assaulted in countries where groups of young immigrants, mainly Muslims but others too, are not well integrated and envy the perceived success of the Jews such as in France, England arid Canada," the report said.