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UK | The UK suffered its worst-ever outbreak of antisemitic fervor in a one-month period from May to June this year, with a massive increase in antisemitism during this period coming against the background of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. “According to a new Community Security Trust (CST) report (an organization which tracks antisemitism in the UK), a total of 628 antisemitic hate incidents took place between May 8 and June 7, more than four times the number of incidents during the same period in 2020 and the month prior to May 8, 2021. The actual rise in percentage terms from the month before the conflict to the May 8 — June 7 period was an incredible 365%.”
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USA | The U.S. is experiencing a rise in violent and disturbing attacks targeting the U.S. Jewish community amid the latest conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Reported attacks across the United States have led to a growing alarm and a series of condemnations from President Biden, Vice President Harris, members of Congress and local officials. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says reporting of antisemitic incidents has jumped 63 percent since the start of an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip that received heavy media coverage in the United States and around the world.
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USA | A 2021 study by the Anti-Defamation League has revealed some disturbing statistics: Well over half (63 percent) of Jews in America have either experienced or witnessed some form of antisemitism in the last five years. More than half (56 percent) of American Jews have heard antisemitic comments, slurs or threats targeting others in the past five years, and one in four Jewish Americans (25 percent) say they have been targeted by antisemitic comments, slurs or threats during the same time frame. Especially alarmingly, nine percent say they have been physically attacked in the last five years because they are Jewish.
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Germany | A record-high number of anti-Semitic hate crimes were documented in Germany in 2020, according to new German government statistics reported on last week by the Tagesspiegel newspaper and Evangelische Pressedienst news agency. The data showed there were 2,275 crimes with an anti-Semitic motive last year, including 55 of a violent nature — up from 2,032 in 2019 and 1,799 in 2018. This marked the largest total of anti-Semitic hate crimes since police in Germany began keeping track of “politically motivated criminality” in 2001.
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U.K. | Report: Nearly half of British Jews hide visible signs of their religion in public due to concerns about anti-Semitism, and almost one-fifth say they feel unwelcome in their country, according to a new study. The Antisemitism Barometer 2020 — commissioned by the UK-based Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) — found that 45% of British adults agreed with at least one of 12 anti-Semitic statements put to them.
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Europe | Report: Antisemitic incidents accounted for 22% of hate crimes recorded last year in the pan-European region, though Jews comprise less than 1% of the population there. The data on hate crimes comes from a report about 5,954 incidents recorded in Europe, Russia and Central Asia by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
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USA | Poll: Nearly 7 in 10 US Jews think the Republican Party holds anti-Semitic views. The American Jewish Committee surveys also find 52% of all Americans think the GOP holds anti-Semitic opinions. Fully 82% of US Jews say antisemitism is on rise in last 5 years.
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USA | “One in 10 young Americans believe that the Holocaust never happened, while almost a quarter — 23% — believe it is a myth or that the number of Jews who were killed has been exaggerated.
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Switzerland | “In a recent survey, approximately half of the Jewish residents in Switzerland said they have experienced some form of anti-Semitic abuse over the past five years. The [Jewish newspaper] Algemeiner reported that the survey, conducted by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and published on July 2, polled 500 Swiss Jews.” — from The Jewish Journal
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USA | “Antisemitism hit a new all-time high in the US in 2019 and continued on an upward trajectory for the sixth straight year, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual report. Physical assaults against Jews rose 56% compared with 2018, which had twice as many as in 2017.” — from The Jerusalem Post
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USA | “Incidents of anti-Semitism in Michigan doubled in 2019 over the previous year, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The number of statewide reported incidents totaled 42 in 2019, a 100% increase over the 21 incidents in 2018, said ADL Michigan Regional Director Carolyn Normandin.” -– from Press & Guide
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EUROPE | “1-in-5 Europeans say secret Jewish cabal runs the world, survey finds. The same number also agreed with the statement that ‘Jews exploit Holocaust victimhood for their own needs.’” – results from a survey of 16,000 Europeans in 16 countries, which was conducted in December 2019 and January 2020.
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WORLD | Of the more than 4 billion people in countries surveyed by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL Global 100), more than a quarter (26%) harbor antisemitic views. — from the ADL
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U.S.A. | “A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses [in 2018] showed: 57.8% were anti-Jewish compared to 14.5% that were anti-Islamic (Muslim). There were more than 800 incidents and offenses committed against 920 Jewish victims. The largest number of crimes against Jewish persons were acts of intimidation. There were 11 Jews murdered in hate crimes.” — from the Jewish Virtual Library
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U.S.A. | “Hate crime incidents targeting Jews and Jewish institutions in the U.S. spiked about 37 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to data released [in 2018] by the FBI. The rise is based on data that reflects an increased number of law enforcement agencies reporting to the federal government — numbers that show an overall 17 percent increase in hate crimes.” — from CBS News
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