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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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  • dutchnational

    Antisemitism is not a function of their having reclaimed a part of ancestral Israel.

    It is a function of persecuting a religion that gave a lot to successor religions and then refusing to join the new one. That is the reason why antisemitism only exists within christian and muslim societies and nowhere else.

    • Malka Zeckler

      Current antisemitism is Divinely decreed to make the life of all the descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel unbearable – forcing them to return to Zion and join their brethren, the descendants of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi.

  • Elazar ben Shumuel

    It would be so great if the Jewish press, including the Algemeiner, would learn a little about survey sampling and didn’t publish bad research like this. This was an opt-in, online survey, which means it can’t be generalized to anyone but the respondents who took it. Anti-Semitism is serious. Surveys like this are not.

  • Reb_Yaakov

    Sounds like manufactured news designed to appeal to quasi-Jews whose main connection to Judaism is anti-Semitism.

  • Steve

    The 15% must be the under twos.

  • susan

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/86f21f2db819446f9a0448209474b916c025993c9e3695512a77ad881c0ad063.jpg “Poll: 85% of Jews Worldwide Have Experienced or Seen Antisemitism.”

    We Jews belong to a tribe who have experienced an unending salacious, unfounded hate beyond our individual lifetime but rather as a people for thousands of years. Lucky us! We hold the record. Some thought post Shoah this hate would end…yet it didn’t. No one can convince me otherwise that hate for Jews holds rationale throughout the whole of the human race. History can rightfully show us there are times of quiet for Jews… yet beneath the quiet; the words of acceptance, (supposed) caring and inclusion bubbles ‘innate’ hate. Make no mistake—innate hate toward Jews re-emerges with a mere ‘metaphoric’ flick of match and as easy as the flip of a switch. There you have it, the continual scapegoated canaries in every coal mine still believe the world view of us can change.

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