Anti-Semitism in Europe: New Official Report

29.08.2017, Norway.

A new study, Antisemitic Violence in Europe, 2005-2015, written by Johannes Due Enstad of the Oslo-based Center for Studies of the Holocaust and the University of Oslo, was published in Norway, RT reported on August 27, citing American Thinker.

According to the report, the lowest number of antisemitic incidents is seen in Russia despite Russia’s “relatively large Jewish population”. The report examined figures for the following seven European countries: France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Russia.

The report states that in the 21st century, “Jews’ exposure to antisemitic violence appears to have been highest in France.” The Norwegian researcher’s report says, that nearly 10% of French Jews say they have been physically assaulted for being Jewish during the past five years; in Germany and Sweden the figure is about 7.5%, in Britain nearly 5%. In his Conclusion, Enstad says that antisemitism is safe and sound in the European Union.

This summer, the European Parliament adopted a working definition of antisemitism developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). According to the accepted working definition, antisemitism is “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

In 2015, after one of the resonant attacks on a synagogue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “Jews have been murdered again on European soil only because they are Jews. … Israel is your home. We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe.”

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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