EU Poll: 90% of European Jews Feel Rise in Anti-Semitism

Breitbart | 12/11/2018 | Staff
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TEL AVIV – Nearly 90% of European Jews feel that anti-Semitism has been on the rise since 2013 and close to 40% say they have considered leaving their home countries, a European Union poll — the largest of its kind in the world — revealed.

The poll also showed 30% as having said they were harassed for being Jewish at least once in the past year.

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Of those considering emigration, two-thirds said they would move to Israel.

The poll, which was conducted by the EU agency for fundamental rights (FRA), surveyed 16,000 Jews in 12 European Union member countries.

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FRA’s director, Michael O’Flaherty, said anti-Semitism has become “disturbingly normalized.”

“Decades after the Holocaust, shocking and mounting levels of anti-Semitism continue to plague the EU,” he said.

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Jews in France, Britain, Germany and Sweden experienced the biggest jump in anti-Semitism over the past five years.

In Britain, four out of five Jews said anti-Semitism was a major problem in politics.

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“Member states must take note and step up their efforts to prevent and combat anti-Semitism. Jewish people have the right to live freely, without hate and without fear for their safety,” O’Flaherty said.

Jewish leaders echoed O’Flaherty’s call, and urged European countries to take action.

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The European Jewish Congress (EJC) said the report serves as a “final warning” to European leaders.

“Many European Jews are extremely concerned for the future,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, president of the EJC. “They have lost faith in the authorities, in their neighbors and in their national leaders and this has led not only to a crisis in their relations with them, but are wavering between two extreme actions, emigration and cutting themselves off from their Jewish community.”

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The World Jewish Congress said the results were shocking but not surprising.

“Now, more than ever, it is incumbent upon political leaders to set the tone of what is acceptable discourse...
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