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In Western Europe, Muslims have been identified as a significant group of perpetrators of antisemitic acts. Is the level of antisemitism higher among Muslims than among non-Muslims? This paper will discuss European surveys on antisemitism and compare attitudes between Muslims and non-Muslims. It is based on the review of surveys from nine countries with more than 40,000 participants, including almost 13,000 Muslims altogether. While no comprehensive study has been conducted on an international comparative scale and most national studies focus on selective samples such as certain ethnicities or student groups, a review of the available surveys shows a clear tendency: antisemitic attitudes are significantly more widespread among Muslims than among other segments of European societies. What is more, the interpretation of Islam seems to be highly relevant. Antisemitic attitudes are particularly strong among believing and practicing Muslims and correlate with authoritarian, “fundamentalist” interpretations of Islam. A comprehensive survey on antisemitism in France is discussed in detail.

Published: 
May 1, 2015 in

This document presents the major reported Antisemitic incidents during this period.

Published: 
April 1, 2015 in

Regarding the raw data, the numbers you will read demonstrate a more than 100-percent increase in Antisemitic threats and actions, with a significant rise in violent actions and assaults. During the same period, racist acts--excluding Antisemitic acts--have decreased by 5 percent. Behind each of these 851 acts recorded in 2014--to which I add the victims of extreme horror that culminated with the killings of early 2015--there is a human drama. A person is murdered,
wounded, terrorized. A family is destabilized, and as a result no longer fulfils its place in society. It is a human drama, a collective drama. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those who have been dragged into this senseless spiral of events. I offer my most sincere condolences to the families, relatives, and friends of the reporters, the Jews, and the police officers that were murdered.

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April 1, 2015 in

Het is duidelijk dat het invoeren van het conflict in het Midden-Oosten één van de oorzaken zijn van dit klimaat en dat de media daar ook grotendeels verantwoordelijk voor zijn. Inderdaad, door voortdurend geen onderscheid te maken tussen Israël en de Joden enerzijds en door het disproportioneel accentueren van de problemen tussen Palestijnen en Israëli’s anderzijds, ten opzichte van alle andere conflicten wereldwijd (onder andere de Christenen die in het Midden-Oosten vervolgd worden), is het duidelijk dat de journalisten onevenwichtig verslaggeven.

We stellen vast dat het traditionele antisemitisme en het nieuwe antisemitisme, voornamelijk afkomstig vanuit de extreemlinkse partijen, alsook het falen van het integratiebeleid geleid hebben tot een alarmerende situatie.

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April 1, 2015 in

The Anti-Defamation League commissioned First International Resources to update attitudes and opinions toward Jews in 19 countries around the world. Fieldwork and data collection for this public opinion project were conducted and coordinated by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research. All interviews were conducted between March 10 – April 3, 2015.
The data is a result of 10,000 total interviews among citizens aged 18 and over across 19 countries. Expected margin of sampling error at the 95% confidence level is ±4.4%for the 18 countries surveyed with n=500 interviews and ±3.2% for the USA (sampled with n=1,000 interviews). The margin of error is higher for sub-groups within each country. Interviews were conducted via landline telephones, mobile phones and face-to-face discussions.
All respondents were selected at random. Telephone respondents were selected using random-digit dial sampling; face-to-face respondents were selected using geographically stratified, randomly-selected sampling points in each country and at the household level, using a Kish grid.

Published: 
April 1, 2015 in

CST recorded 1,168 antisemitic incidents in 2014, more than double the 535 antisemitic incidents recorded in 2013 and the highest annual total ever recorded by CST. This is the first time that CST has recorded more than 1,000 antisemitic incidents in a calendar year.1 This new record annual total of 1,168 incidents is a 25 per cent increase on the previous record high of 931 antisemitic incidents, which was recorded by CST in 2009.2 The 2013 annual total of 535 antisemitic incidents was the lowest annual total since 2004 and represented a 43 per cent decrease from the 2009 previous record high

Published: 
April 1, 2015 in

The year 2014 has been one of the worst years in the last decade, 2004-2014, in fact, it was the second worst year after 2009.Troubling and even alarming reports kept coming in from many countries, especially from Western Europe and North America, monitoring hundreds and sometimes over a thousand antisemitic manifestations and incidents of various types per country. The tendencies that characterized this difficult year, in which violent, verbal and visual expressions of antisemitism abounded, continued in the beginning of 2015, with increasing murderous and other attacks.

Published: 
April 1, 2015 in

In 2014 heeft CIDI in totaal 171 antisemitische incidenten geregistreerd. Dat zijn er 71 meer dan in 2013 toen er 100 antisemitische incidenten (zonder twitter, zie hieronder) werden geteld, een toename van 71%. Het totale aantal incidenten is dus voor het tweede jaar op rij toegenomen. In 2014 zijn de incidenten via twitter niet meer meegeteld in deze rapportage. Om die reden zijn de cijfers van de Monitor over 2013 gecorrigeerd. De 47 twitterincidenten in 2013 zijn ex post van de in het totaal gemeten 147 incidenten afgetrokken. Dit maakt een nauwkeuriger vergelijking tussen dit jaar en vorig jaar mogelijk.

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March 1, 2015 in

La Fondation pour l’innovation politique a mené deux enquêtes avec l’Ifop. La première enquête a été menée auprès d’un échantillon de 1005 personnes, représentatif des Français âgés de 16 ans et plus. La représentativité de l’échantillon a été assurée par la méthode des quotas (sexe, âge, profession de la personne interrogée) après stratification par région et catégorie d’agglomération. Les interviews ont eu lieu par questionnaires auto-administrés en ligne du 26 au 30 septembre 2014.

Published: 
March 1, 2015 in

En la España actual persisten profundos estereotipos sobre los judíos. Si bien estos prejuicios no se mani" estan en
ataques contra las personas, si permanecen en la sociedad y forman parte del imaginario general.
El presente informe, que comprende los años 2013 y 2014, re' eja que la singularidad del antisemitismo en España radica en que las expresiones antisemitas se dan con normalidad en los principales medios de comunicación y en el discurso público. También se ha constatado el gran aumento de expresiones de odio en las páginas web y redes sociales. Por lo tanto, estas expresiones de antisemitismo no consisten en actividades marginales o clandestinas de grupos extremistas o radicales, donde el antisemitismo es parte de lo cotidiano. Suceden en los principales ámbitos sociales y políticos, que son los que " nalmente tienen mayor in' uencia en la sociedad general.

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March 1, 2015 in

This report on the perceptions and experiences of antisemitism among Jews in Italy is the second in a series of individual country reports that present the data after a full assessment for representativeness, and, if necessary, appropriate adjustment.

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February 1, 2015 in

This report is based on data gathered by JPR in partnership with Ipsos MORI, for a study commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The JPR’s academic team was headed up by Dr Jonathan Boyd (JPR), and included Professor Eliezer Ben-Raphael (Tel Aviv University), Professor Erik Cohen z”l (Bar-Ilan University), Professor Sergio DellaPergola (The Hebrew University), Professor Lars Dencik (Roskilde University), Dr Olaf Glöckner (Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum), Professor András Kovács (Central European University) and Dr L. D. Staetsky (JPR), as well as Mike Whine and Mark Gardner (Community Security Trust) and Professor David Feldman (Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck University London).

Published: 
February 1, 2015 in

The year 2014 has been one of the worst years in the last decade, 2004-2014, in fact, it was the second worst year after 2009.Troubling and even alarming reports kept coming in from many countries, especially from Western Europe and North America, monitoring hundreds and sometimes over a thousand antisemitic manifestations and incidents of various types per country. The tendencies that characterized this difficult year, in which violent, verbal and visual expressions of antisemitism abounded, continued in the beginning of 2015, with increasing murderous and other attacks.

Published: 
January 1, 2015 in

529 antisemitic incidents were recorded by CST in 2013, an 18 per cent decrease from the 649 antisemitic incidents recorded in 2012 and the lowest annual total recorded by CST since 2005.1 The highest ever annual total recorded by CST was in 2009, when 931 antisemitic incidents were recorded.

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May 1, 2014 in

This report offers a description and analysis of the number of registered antisemitic incidents in Denmark in 2013. The report was drawn up on the basis of cases reported to AKVAH which is part of the security unit in the Danish Jewish Community.
In 2013, AKVAH registered up to 43 antisemitic incidents divided into the following categories: assault situations and physical harassment, threats, antisemitic utterances and acts of vandalism. The incidents can be divided into four cases which can be categorized as assault situations and physical harassment, 3 cases of threats, 31 cases of antisemitic utterances and 5 cases of vandalism. It was assessed that out of the 43 registered antisemitic incidents, six incidents only can be characterized as potentially antisemitic.

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April 1, 2014 in

Dans le texte fort et très engagé que nous proposons pour ce trentième numéro des Études du CRIF, l’essayiste et documentariste Jacques Tarnero tente de décrypter les mots, les masques, les sens, la généalogie et les acteurs de l’antisémitisme contemporain, tels qu’ils sévissent en leurs multiples variantes. Mais l’auteur s’attarde sur l’antisionisme dont il dit qu’il semble paré, aux yeux de certains, de qualités acceptables, voire de vertus progressistes. Et de rappeler, par exemple, qu’à l’abri d’un discours antisioniste, Dieudonné M’bala M’bala a libéré une parole, l’a rendue acceptable sous couvert d’impertinence. De fait et malgré les innombrables tragédies qui ensanglantent notre monde et les terribles violences qui sont commises un peu partout, le sionisme, en tant qu’idéologie ou mouvement politique d’émancipation nationale du peuple juif prônant l’existence d’un centre spirituel, territorial ou étatique peuplé par les Juifs en terre d’Israël, est dénoncé, décrié, si ce n’est vomi. Il est même devenu un signifiant infamant, suscitant les foudres, la rage et la haine. Israël serait la quintessence du mal absolu et l’antisionisme fonctionnerait comme un aimant puissant, permettant à différents courants politiques de le détester collectivement. Rappelons ici qu’Israël est le seul État au monde dont le droit à l’existence n’est toujours pas accepté par certains membres des Nations unies.

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February 1, 2014 in

THIS CST Antisemitic Discourse in Britain report analyses written and verbal communication, discussion and rhetoric about antisemitism and related issues in Britain during 2013. It is published annually by CST.1 ‘Discourse’ is used in this report to mean ‘communicative action’: communication expressed in speech, written text, images and other forms of expression and propaganda.2 The report concentrates upon mainstream discourse. It cites numerous mainstream publications, groups and individuals, who are by no means antisemitic, but whose behaviour may impact upon attitudes concerning Jews and antisemitism.

Published: 
February 1, 2014 in

This booklet is a compilation of international, regional and domestic legislation, currently in force, pertaining to Antisemitism and Holocaust denial, and is taken from the laws and conventions in Legislating for Equality, a Multinational Collection of Non‐Discrimination Norms.

Published: 
October 1, 2013 in

Samengevat geeft de informatie in deze rapportage antwoord op drie vragen. Hoeveel incidenten met een discriminatoir karakter in 2012 heeft de politie in de verschillende regio’s geregistreerd? Wat was bij deze incidenten de discriminatiegrond, de wijze van discriminatie, de locatie van de incidenten, en wat waren de achtergrondkenmerken van de daders en de slachtoffers? En welke trends en ontwikkelingen op deze thema’s nemen we waar ten opzichte van voorgaande jaren (2008-2011)? Het volgende hoofdstuk gaat allereerst in op de context van deze rapportage. We geven daarin de definitie van discriminatie die in de POLDIS-rapportages wordt gehanteerd. Tegen de achtergrond van
de Aanwijzing discriminatie beschrijven we daarnaast de verantwoordelijkheden van de politie op het gebied van discriminatie, en de opsporing en vervolging ervan. Hoofdstuk 3 geeft een beeld van de discriminatie-incidenten die in 2012 door de politie zijn geregistreerd. In het vierde hoofdstuk vergelijken we de incidenten met eerdere jaren, waarbij veranderingen in het registratieproces (zie hoofdstuk 2) een mogelijke verklaring zijn voor sommige trends. In hoofdstuk 5 worden ten slotte de belangrijkste bevindingen kort samengevat en geven we verklaringen voor het criminaliteitsbeeld discriminatie in 2012.

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April 1, 2013 in

Por cuarto año consecutivo el Observatorio de Antisemitismo compila en un informe los hechos y denuncias
registrados a largo del año. A diferencia de otros países europeos, y pese a los requerimientos de distintas organizaciones españolas y deinstituciones internacionales, en España no existe registro ofi cial del Estado sobre incidentes y delitos de odio. Sin embargo, el antisemitismo tanto organizado como latente es evidente como muestra la información recogida
en el Observatorio de Antisemitismo. En 2012, por cantidad de denuncias, a la cabeza están las expresiones en páginas web y redes sociales, seguidas de pintadas y grafi tis, un poco más distante, los medios de comunicación y en menor medida agresiones personales verbales y a la propiedad. Los actos de violencia física contra personas o inmuebles son casi inexistentes. Además, el presente Informe recoge iniciativas encaminadas a combatir, denunciar y analizar el antisemitismo. El antisemitismo que se da en nuestro país tiene sus singularidades. Se trata de un rechazo hacia “lo judío” sin quela población española conozca a ningún judío, dadas las escasas dimensiones de la comunidad judía española. Sin embargo perviven en el inconsciente general la herencia de un profundo rechazo hacia lo judío. Esta es la
causa de que se continúen utilizando expresiones como “judiada” o “perro judío” como insultos, o que pervivan costumbres y fi estas populares como “El Misteri D´Elx” en Alicante o “El Santo Niño de la Guardia” en Toledo cuyo eje gira en torno a la difamación y condena de los judíos.

Published: 
March 5, 2013 in