More than 4,500 attended a rally in central London, in response to the rise in attacks on the Jewish community in the UK.

More than 4,500 attended a rally in central London, in response to the rise in attacks on the Jewish community in the UK in 2014

The Campaign Against Antisemitism has been granted charitable status.

The news comes just over a year after the grassroots group was formed as a response to the conflict between Israel and Hamas and rise in anti-Semitic incidents that followed. Thousands joined its rally calling for zero tolerance to the scourge last summer.

CAA Chairman Gideon Falter said: “Our newly-confirmed charitable status will help allow ordinary people to support our work. Our charity’s goal is to tackle antisemitism through education and enforcement, with the agility of a start-up, the expertise of established professionals in various fields and where needed, a dash of chutzpah.”

CAA – which has held meetings with police, CPS and Government – said it has a rapidlt growing team of Jewish and non-Jewish volunteers.