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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 08:22 PM
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38. Harry's Nazi gaffe linked to 10 attacks on Jews
Prince Harry's choice of a Nazi uniform for a fancy dress party in January last year was directly linked to 10 anti-Semitic attacks, a report said yesterday.

The Community Security Trust, which advises the Jewish community on safety, said that comments by Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London, the following month had provoked similar incidents.

There were 455 anti-Semitic incidents in Britain in 2005, ranging from serious attacks to offensive graffiti, the trust's annual report said. That was the second highest figure on record after 2004 and follows last month's warning by the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, that a "tsunami of anti-Semitism" was sweeping Europe. Incidents included 82 violent assaults and two of extreme violence. A Jewish religious student was stabbed in Manchester and 15 youths tried to set a Jewish man on fire in London.

The report said that in 10 anti-Semitic incidents the perpetrators referred directly to Prince Harry. The prince later apologised for the controversy he had caused. Mr Livingstone's comments, in which he likened a Jewish reporter to a concentration camp guard, had acted as a trigger for 11 incidents.

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