Date lodged: 18 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the impact on Scotland of a report from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, which has reportedly found that 30% of people in Great Britain hold anti-Semitic attitudes.
Answered by: Angela Constance 5 October 2017
The Scottish Government believes that there is no place for anti-Semitism in Scotland, and we are committed to tackling all forms of prejudice and hate. We are not complacent, and whilst recorded cases of hate crime against Judaism remain low, we recognise we have more to do to ensure that everyone – including Scotland’s Jewish communities – are able to live their lives freely and in peace. We have frequent engagement with the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities and will continue to have such engagement.