A study of religion in Glasgow found “a perceptible increase in anti-Jewishnessâ€? in the city.
The report, carried out by sociologists at Edinburgh University and commissioned by the Glasgow City Council, noted that Jews in Scotland’s second-largest city encountered “significantâ€? levels of religious intolerance, leading in some cases to verbal and physical abuse.

The Jewish community felt the need for greater security and had to employ guards to protect schools and other Jewish institutions, the report said. Jewish respondents to the survey cited hostility toward Israel, frequently expressed in the local media, as a key aggravating factor. The report also discovered that Glaswegian Jews have a high level of engagement with religious networking bodies and the political process in general.

According to a 2001 census, there are 1,083 Jews in Glasgow, mostly on the city’s south side.
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