World Report

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Several thousand people from across Europe marched in support of Israel this week.

Wednesday's demonstration in Brussels, coordinated by Belgian Friends of Israel, also came in response to growing concerns about a wave of anti-Semitic attacks across Europe. The demonstration was timed to coincide with an E.U. parliamentary session.

Marchers waving Israeli flags and those of several European countries called on the European Parliament to stand up against what they see as Europe's one-sided criticism of Israel. They also demanded that European countries take a stronger stance against anti-Semitism, and some called for Israel's inclusion in the European Union.

Canada sees jump in anti-Semitic acts

MONTREAL (JTA) — Anti-Semitic attacks in Canada are rising sharply, a new report says.

According to the 2002 audit of anti-Semitic incidents by the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada, 110 anti-Semitic incidents were reported to the league between January and April, compared with a total of 286 incidents for all of 2001. Allan Adel, Quebec chair of the league, called on government officials and on "the Canadian community at large to condemn these eruptions of anti-Semitism as an anathema to our multicultural values."