‘Jews mull leaving Scotland’
JEWS IN Scotland are considering leaving the country over antisemitism according to a community leader.
Ephraim Borowski, director of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC) said that Jews living in Scotland felt “alienated, vulnerable and not at home”.
The Herald on Sunday revealed Mr Borowski made the comments last year during a appearance before Scottish Parliament’s cross party group on freedom of religion or belief.
Although the meeting took place in February 2018, the contents of the discussion were not reported at the time.
Speaking to the cross party group Mr Borowski said: “The general message is not that it is terrible being Jewish in Scotland. But in recent years there has been a very worrying increase in the level of antisemitism in the country, with the result that many Jewish people report they are actively considering emigrating.”
Mark Gardner, director of communications at Community Security Trust, said: “This is an accurate summary of the fact that despite the many positives of Scottish Jewish life, many Jews are still considerably more nervous about the state of antisemitism, politics and society than was the case 10 or 20 years ago.”