Shocking figures show anti-Semitic incidents have soared by nearly 80 per cent in Greater Manchester over the last year.

The Community Security Trust, which works to safeguard the Jewish community,received 309 reports of hate crime in 2014 – up from 173 the year before.

The spike in anti-Semitic incidents is believed to have been fuelled by the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine.

But for years, Muslims and Jews have lived alongside each other in some of the most diverse parts of Greater Manchester.

The M.E.N. has spoken to people from the Muslim and Jewish communities to see how recent events in the Middle East and the horrific attacks in Paris and Copenhagen are having an impact on their day-to-day lives.

Security has already been stepped-up on Jewish schools and synagogues in Manchester, Salford and Bury since the attack on the Jewish supermarket in Paris in January.

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Source: Manchester Evening News