While the number of violent anti-Semitic incidents dropped in 2017 by 9%, from 361 cases in 2016 to 327, according to the report, all other manifestations of antisemitism rose in many places globally. Germany, the world's fastest growing Jewish community, saw an increase of all types of antisemitic acts from 644 incidents in 2016 to 707 in 2017. Among these were 24 violent cases in 2017 compared to 15 in 2016.
Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, called for a full recognition to the severity of antisemitism and to finding practical solutions at “An End to Antisemitism” conference at the University of Vienna.The unprecedented event, consisting of 150 speakers from North America, Israel and Latin America, Australia and various European countries, opened by Heinz Engle, Rector of the University of Vienna, Dr. Kantor, who is a co-sponsor of the event. and French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy.
(Sunday, 23rd April 2017) - Today, the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, released its Annual Report on Anti-Semitism for 2016 during a press conference held at the university.Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, commented on the findings, saying that while there was a substantial decrease in violent attacks against Jews, the motivation has not dropped, as witnessed by an increase in attacks on less protected arenas like online, university campuses and cemeteries.