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The Independent group of experts on anti-Semitism calls for a greater struggle against antisemitism in Germany.
According to the report, last year 40% of German residents held antisemitic views linked to Israel. Two years earlier, only 28% of respondents agreed with this statement: "With the policy Israel is taking, it is understandable why we have something against Jews." 27% claimed: "What the State of Israel is doing to the Palestinians today is in fact no different from what the Nazis did in the Third Reich to the Jews."
6% of Germany's population is infected with "classic antisemitism": They believe that the influence of the Jews is too great or that they themselves are guilty of being persecuted.

Published: 
July 28, 2017 in

This annual report compiles the available evidence on antisemitic incidents collected
by international, governmental and non-governmental sources, covering the period
1 January 2005–31 December 2015, where data are available. In addition, it includes
a section that presents evidence from international organisations. No official data on
reported antisemitic incidents in 2015 were available for eight Member States by the
time this report was compiled in September 2016.

Published: 
July 28, 2017 in

The first half of 2016 saw an 11% rise in antisemitic incidents reported to Community Security Trust (CST), compared with the same period during the previous year.

CST-recorded antisemitic incidents in London rose by 62% between the first six months of 2015 and 2016. In stark contrast, in Greater Manchester, the number of reported antisemitic incidents fell by 54%.

There was a 29% increase in police-recorded antisemitic hate crime in England and some parts of Wales between 2010 and 2015, compared with a 9% increase across all hate crime categories. Between 2013–14 and 2014–15, police-recorded antisemitic crime increased by 97%, compared with 26% across all hate crime categories.

A survey of British Jewish people by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research found that a fifth of respondents had experienced at least one incident of antisemitic harassment during the previous 12 months. In 68% of cases, comments had been encountered on the internet.

Published: 
October 16, 2016 in

“All IHRA Member Countries share concern that incidents of antisemitism are steadily rising and agree that IHRA’s Member Countries and indeed IHRA’s experts need political tools with which to fight this scourge. IHRA’s 31 member countries- 24 of which are EU member countries- are committed to the Stockholm Declaration and thereby to fighting the evil of antisemitism through coordinated international political action.”

The IHRA Chair continued: “By adopting this working definition, the IHRA is setting an example of responsible conduct for other international fora and hopes to inspire them also to take action on a legally binding working definition.”

Published: 
October 11, 2016 in

The Department of State submits this report to the Congress in compliance with section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998. U.S. embassies prepare the initial drafts of the reports based on information from government officials, religious leaders, nongovernmental organizations, journalists, human rights monitors, religious groups, academics, and others. U.S. foreign service officers go to great lengths, often under difficult circumstances, to collect the information on which the reports are based.

Published: 
September 21, 2016 in

A Toronto Police report on hate crimes in the city during 2015 found a decrease of 8 percent in the volume of hate crimes (134 compared with 146 in 2014) - but the Jewish community remains at the top of the list of victims of hate crimes.

Published: 
March 22, 2016 in

The report, which is based on visits to schools and conversations with dozens of teachers since January 2015, say teachers sometimes feel powerless to change the deep-seated biases and violent attitudes of some pupils, including against Jews.

One female teacher of high-schoolers in Amsterdam told Kleijwegt that following a program about democratic values and against discrimination, a female pupil of Moroccan descent stood up and said: “If I had a Kalashnikov [assault rifle], I’d gun down all the Jews.” She then made shooting gestures and sounds.

Published: 
February 9, 2016 in

Im dritten Quartal 2015 wurden insgesamt 203 Straftaten mit antisemitischem Hintergrund gemeldet. Darunter waren acht Gewalttaten und 48 Propagandadelikte.

Published: 
October 28, 2015 in

Le rapport sur l’antisémitisme en France en 2013 est dédié à la mémoire de Pierre KAUFFMANN dit Pierrot, fondateur du SPCJ, décédé le 14 septembre 2013.

Published: 
September 14, 2015 in

Each year, as an introduction to its annual report, ECRI outlines the main trends in the fields of racism, racial discrimination1, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance in Europe.

Published: 
July 1, 2015 in

Following a significant increase in antisemitic incidents during the Israel-Gaza war of July and August 2014, a group of cross-party MPs decided to examine evidence on the nature of antisemitism in the UK, with specific reference to the Middle East conflict and to consider measures to confront it.

Published: 
May 6, 2015 in

The aims of our inquiry were: to review the state of antisemitism in the UK specically in light of anti-Jewish hatred emanating from the Middle East conflict, to analyse the ectiveness of existing measures and make recommendations for further action rooted in national and European good practice.

Published: 
February 1, 2015 in

European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism Incidents Report.

Published: 
November 1, 2014 in

‘Official data’ is understood here as that collected by law enforcement agencies, criminal justice systems and relevant state ministries at the national level. ‘Unofficial data’ refers to data collected by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs). This update compiles available data on antisemitic incidents collected by international, governmental and non-governmental sources, covering the period 1 January 2003–31 December 2013. No data on manifestations of antisemitism were available for Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia at the time this update was compiled.

This is the 10th in a series of yearly updates about data collected on antisemitism published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and its predecessor, the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC).

Published: 
October 1, 2014 in

The report is based on data collected and published on the site of the Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism. Naturally, the number of events published in the report does not reflect the total actual events that took place, and sometimes the data is significantly different from the data published by various Jewish communities. However, in our view, the data is reflecting the tendencies.

Published: 
January 1, 2014 in

The Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism (ICCA) is an organization comprised of parliamentarians from around the world working to combat resurgent global anti-Semitism. Following the November 2010 conference of the ICCA in Ottawa, Canada, the parliamentarians adopted a Protocol that included a commitment to establishing an International Task Force of Internet Specialists comprised of parliamentarians and experts. The goal of this task force is to create common indicators to identify and monitor anti-Semitism and other manifestations of hate online and to develop policy recommendations for governments and international frameworks to address these problems.

Published: 
May 29, 2013 in

The survey was carried out online, and the eight EU Member States covered are home to over 90 % of the EU’s estimated Jewish population.9 In the absence of other reliable sampling frames, FRA opted to use online surveying as it allowed respondents to complete the survey at their own pace, while also informing them about FRA, the organisations managing the data collection and how the collected data would be used. This method had the potential to allow all interested self-identified Jewish people in the EU Member States surveyed to take part and share their experiences. It was also the method which could most easily survey respondents from all the selected EU Member States under equal conditions. This method is, however, unable to deliver a random probability sample fulfilling the statistical criteria for representativeness

Published: 
April 1, 2013 in

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, first session, February 27, 2013.

Published: 
February 27, 2013 in