Insecurity among Jewish people worsened by rise of racist right and anti-Israeli left
Feelings of insecurity are widespread among European Jews as a result of the resurgence of the extreme right, a heated anti-Zionist discourse on the left and radical Islam, according to a global study of antisemitism.Last year the number of recorded violent antisemitic incidents fell by about 9% compared to 2016 – and by almost 50% compared with the 2006-14 average – but there was a notable increase in harassment and abuse, according to a survey published by the Kantor Center.
Pres. of the European Jewish Congress says anti-Semitism is no longer masked, has turned into the classic anti-Semitism of 100 years ago.With the release today of the Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center 2017 Annual Report on Anti-Semitism Worldwide, Europe's largest Jewish communities are experiencing a normalization and mainstreaming of anti-Semitism not seen since the Second World War.
A report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews dropped in 2017, despite a rise in other forms of anti-Semitism.Researchers at Tel Aviv University say Wednesday that assaults targeting Jews fell 9 percent last year. They recorded 327 cases compared to 361 in 2016, which had already been the lowest number in a decade. But they noted attacks were far more brazen, and that 2017 was characterized by a normalization and mainstreaming of anti-Semitism not seen in Europe since World War II.