Anti-Semitism in Europe on the rise

Graffiti_in_Venezuela According to a recent BBC news report, many Jews in Europe say anti-Semitism is increasing, particularly on the internet, according to a survey by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).

The survey of 5,847 Jewish people said 66% of those who responded considered anti-Semitism to be a problem.

Respondents in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the United Kingdom were asked to give “their opinions and perceptions on anti-Semitic trends and anti-Semitism as a problem in everyday”.

The survey found 29% of those surveyed had considered emigrating because of concerns about safety, with particularly high figures recorded in Hungary (48%), France (46%) and Belgium (40%).

It found one in five respondents had personally experienced at least one anti-Semitic verbal insult and/or a physical attack in the year before the survey.

In France 52% of the Jewish people surveyed described anti-Semitism as a “very big problem” in their country, in Hungary the figure was 49%, while in the UK it was much less – 11%.

“But then we also see a particular sort of anti-Semitism reported by the respondents, namely the anti-Semitism which comes out of the conflict in the Middle East.



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