Anti-Semitic graffiti in Kiev.
Anti-Semitic graffiti in Kiev. Photo by AP
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An annual report by Tel Aviv University says the number of anti-Semitic incidents worldwide declined in 2010 but remains high overall.

Researchers at the university say 2010 saw a 46 percent drop in the number of violent incidents targeting Jews relative to 2009 - from 1,129 to 614.

But the report released yesterday said the 2010 number was still among the highest recorded since the late 1980s. It says the drop was largely because 2009 had a particularly high number of incidents linked to Israel's military offensive that year in the Gaza Strip.

The researchers found a rising trend in the number of anti-Semitic incidents over the past decade.

According to the report, the greatest numbers of incidents were recorded in Britain, France and Canada.