An article in the Jerusalem Post begins, “Antisemitism pervades the European Union.” That somehow reads differently than “antisemitism on the rise.” And this was a comprehensive survey, involving almost 16,500 study participants.
Among the results: 28% of those surveyed experienced some kind of antisemitic harassment at least once over the past year, while 39% experienced antisemitic harassment during the past 5 years. Of those who experienced some form of antisemitic harassment, be it physical or verbal, around 30% identified their attackers as “Muslims with extremist views,” the largest category of “identifiable perpetrators.”
There’s more, all of it quite worrying. The main takeaway? European antisemitism is WORSE not better, while Holocaust survivors yet live among us.