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January 14, 2017 1:46 pm

Poll: 85% of Jews Worldwide Have Experienced or Seen Antisemitism

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Swastika graffiti in Madrid, Spain illustrating antisemitic conspiracy theory of Jewish control of commerce. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org — Eighty-five percent of Jews around the world have witnessed or experienced antisemitism at some point in their lives, according to a new survey by the World Zionist Organization’s International Center for Countering Anti-Semitism.

The poll also found that around 50 percent of respondents from Europe and North America said they had either witnessed or experienced antisemitism in the past year.

Of all respondents, 67 percent witnessed or experienced antisemitic incidents involving abusive language and insults and 20 percent said they had witnessed or experienced antisemitism in the form of threats. Thirteen percent said they had either experienced or witnessed antisemitic violence, of whom seventy-three percent did not report the incident to authorities.

The research was released ahead of Israel’s National Day to Combat Anti-Semitism and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which are set to coincide on January 27.

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