When questioned further in the survey, Israelis responded that the state is not doing enough for global Jewry to minimize antisemitism and heighten the sense of security for those facing Jew-hatred. Additionally, 70 percent of Israelis deem that Jews living abroad are only somewhat or not at all safe living in their current place of residence due to this global issue.
Danon called 2021 “a year which has seen a record rise in terms of the manifestations of antisemitism.”
“The ‘Guardian of the Walls’ operation in Gaza in May 2021 and the spread of coronavirus are two of the most prominent explanations as to why antisemitic discourse has intensified on social media more than in the past,” he said. “Israel can and must do more and as such we must create and implement a clear strategy on both an educational and advocacy level to combat antisemitic hatred.”
Although more than 90 percent of Israelis think that each foreign government should take responsibility for the antisemitism in their country, many also believe that the state of Israel should intervene further to address the issue and stipulate that more is done to ensure the security of world Jewry. Such actions include requesting more from the UN and other international organizations (94 percent), and demanding concrete statements and actions from world leaders in order to try and eradicate antisemitism (94 percent).