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Monday, December 07, 2009

Anti-Semitism up in Europe too

Two weeks ago, I blogged a report by Debbie Schlussel that showed that 67% of the hate crimes in the US were committed against Jews. Statistics are now out for Europe and they show that despite the recent ban against new minarets in Switzerland, overall, hate crimes against Muslims have declined while hate crimes against Jews are on the rise.
[C]ompared to last year's results (as well as those of 2002), the level of resentment against most minorities declined – sexism and racism even considerably, Islamophobia slightly. There were only two exceptions: Homophobia and anti-Semitism.

Hatred of both groups is on the rise as they are considered to be found also among people of a high status.

Beate Küpper, one of the study's main researchers, believes that the financial crisis may in fact be a possible explanation for that. Küpper said that although in comparison to other European countries Germany was on average, it was staggering that in the light of German history, 48% still agreed with anti-Semitic statements.

For the first time, the study also compared xenophobia among European countries like Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Poland, and Hungary. According to their findings, the level of prejudices against minorities in Europe is alarming.


The team of scientists from the universities of Amsterdam, Bielefeld, Budapest, Grenoble, Lisbon, Marburg, Oxford, Padua, Paris, and Warsaw found that 41.2% of Europeans believe that “Jews try to take advantage of having been victims during the Nazi era”. The highest degree of affirmation was in Poland - 72%, and the lowest in the Netherlands – 5.6%.

One-quarter of Europeans (24.5%) believe that “Jews have too much influence“, and nearly one-third (31%) agree that “Jews in general do not care about anything or anyone but their own kind."

On the other hand, 61.9% say that Jews “enrich our culture”, especially in the Netherlands, Britain and Germany.

They study also measured the degree of anti-Semitism hidden behind a specific criticism of Israel’s policy towards the Palestinians that uses anti-Semitic terms such as “war of persecution” and a generalization to “all Jews”.

Some 45.7% of the Europeans (apart for France, where this facet of anti-Semitism was not measured) somewhat or strongly agree that “Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians.” About 37.4% agree with the following statement: “Considering Israel’s policy, I can understand why people do not like Jews.”
Anti-Semitism is the world's oldest hatred and unfortunately it's likely to stay that way for years to come. Contrary to the beliefs of many of the earliest Zionists (including Herzl), establishing a State of Israel has not changed anything on that front.

Read the whole thing.


At 11:22 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

All that Zionism did was to change the focus of Jew-hatred from Jews as individuals to Jews the nation. Anti-Semitism is going to be with us for a long time come and no amount of Israeli goodwill is going to cure it.

At 6:48 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Israeli "goodwill" ??

Jews are JEWS - in Israel and elsewhere.

Jews hate it when we quantify their behavior -- but poison the well each time an individual Muslim shoots somebody.

Jewish media instructs us that we can no longer 'afford' political correctness which treats Muslims as individuals.

When a Muslim breaks the law "they're coming for our babies!"

When Jews rape the treasury, haul the loot off to Israel, and have the chutzpah to tell us that Jews like Milken, Madoff, Greenspan, Bernanke, Rubin, Geithner, Summers, and Emanuel should be judged as men not Jews --

I can only laugh out loud.

A JEW IS A JEW IS A JEW... for JEWS against the rest of us.

One Jew says he is 'disheartened' by lawsuits against restaurants with Christmas trees.... and 5 Jews finance the suit.

Plausible deniability and name changes - it's the oldest con on the planet.

Support Pirate Bay, Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran - if you want to save yourselves from the enemy who may not be named.


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