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Pre Yom Hashoah Report: Sharp Increase in Anti-Semitism in 2013

Findings point at an intensified feeling that personal safety and communal wellbeing are jeopardized.
A recently defaced synagogue in Simferopol, Crimea.

A recently defaced synagogue in Simferopol, Crimea.
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An annual report on Anti-Semitism worldwide during 2013 was released today (Apr. 27), a day before Israel marks Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day.

The report, compiled by Prof. Dina Porat of the Moshe Kantor database for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, describes a severe escalation in the worldwide anti-Jewish atmosphere in 2013, as anti-Semitism continues to infiltrate the mainstream from the extreme left and right fringes, and its manifestations have become an almost daily phenomenon. The major conclusion of the research conducted by the Kantor Center team and supported by both community reports and independent surveys by non-Jewish sources, is that the anxiety felt by Jews around the world, both as individuals and as communities, originates in the growing intensity and the increase in insults, abusive language and behavior, threats and harassment, but not necessarily in an increase in the number of physical violent incidents.

Surveys show that most Jews who have experienced an anti-Semitic verbal or physical attack did not report them; therefore the situation is worse than the one reported by monitoring and law enforcing agencies and Jewish communities.

During 2013, the Kantor Center team registered and analyzed 554 violent anti-Semitic acts perpetrated with weapons or without, by arson, vandalism or direct threats against Jewish persons or institutions such as synagogues, community centers, schools, cemeteries and monuments, as well as private property. Physically violent incidents decreased in 2013 by 19% to 554 attacks, yet the number of direct attacks against persons is steadily increasing.

Among all registered cases worldwide there were 25 attacks with weapons, 98 cases of weaponless violence, 9 cases of arson, 89 direct threats, and 333 incidents of vandalism. The targets of such incidents were 185 persons, 67 synagogues, 52 community centers and schools, 90 cemeteries and memorial sites and 160 private properties. The highest number of events occurred in France: 116, (compared to 200 in 2012).  A decline in violent cases was registered in Italy, Poland, the US and Australia, and a rise was recorded in the UK, Canada, Germany and the Ukraine. The number of violent incidents during the last decade (2004-2014) is higher than in the former one.

Disconcerting findings were the result of a wide scope survey published in the beginning of November 2013 by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), a research branch of the European Union (EU), on the reactions and perceptions among European Jews regarding anti-Semitism. The survey was conducted among six thousand Jews in eight countries, where approximately one million Jews who constitute 90% of the Jewish population of the European Union reside.

The findings point at an intensified feeling that personal safety and communal well-being are jeopardized, especially in Hungary, France, and Belgium, followed by Sweden, Italy, Germany, UK and Latvia, where the situation is less severe. About 80% of the participants in Hungary considered extreme right circles as the main source of threat; over 60% in Italy pointed to the left; 73%t in France and 60% in Belgium blamed radical Muslims, while anti-Semitism originating in the church and in Christianity in general, was last on the list.

The report offers two conclusions.

First: There is a growing discrepancy between official policies in most western countries that support commemorating the Holocaust, condemning any form of anti-Semitism, and promoting legislation against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, and the popular opinion in such countries that surfaced, for instance, during the kosher slaughtering and circumcision debates, and intensified when Jewish property looted by the Nazis reappears as a national issue.  A significant number of politicians, leaders, and officials who expressed anti-Semitic opinions, slurs and the like in public (at least 15 during 2013), were forced to resign, or did so on their own accord.

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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20 Responses to “Pre Yom Hashoah Report: Sharp Increase in Anti-Semitism in 2013”

  1. It makes me scared and sad, that this happening !!

  2. There was an even sharper rise of my disgust for goyim.

  3. Airlift Christians to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

  4. “The misery that is now upon us is but…the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.”
    -Sir C. S. Chaplin
    The Little Dictator (1940)

  5. Archie R Spires

    Well I had debates most of my life about God! Why is wars , misery, famine and constant hatred !
    Well I have with studying, discussing with many people, and made up my mind. The bible is not all correct , but REVELATION is coming true, happening many years and getting worse , prophecy , prediction – we as human beings are doing it to ourselves – so I use to question why God is leering all this tribulation occurring especially to the inbox who become collateral damage , with no respect their human beings!
    However, as I said before we have not learned from the past- we are repeating the same mistakes – except we evolved in medicine , technology and other materials !!! That’s it humanity( not all thank God) are selfish , greedy!
    And all systems , governments and denominations are not practising what they preach !!!!

  6. Marcus Dean
    Amen!!! REVELATION has been happening , and it is getting worse by the day !
    God Bless

  7. Shemaya Shiloh, please could you explain a little more about your comment, please I’m interested to understand if I understood statement correctly . Thank you

  8. I think Christians deserve their own Holocaust Day and treatment of the type they create,

  9. Gene Strong says:

    I question the.accuracy of this report.

  10. are you aware Sheldon?

  11. Who , on earth is remotely surprised!! I’m half Jewish myself and I’m not!!

  12. Forget the Lord and get real. Start teateing the Palestinians like people instead of Holocaust victims with your wall, and your ghetto’s. End of!!

  13. It is alarming 2014 too

  14. I hate anti-Semitism. It is really the hate mongers who have started this all over again, llike Odummer.

  15. It would be –from another outlook–karma. But it’s not true. Do you have anything remotely comparable as evidence of entire populations of a single Christian town … taken to the nearest ravine and mass executed (say like Babi Yar), perhaps a Christian psychiatric hospital’s patients liquidated, children thrown through the windows, death camps, Christians gathered into ghettos to be annihilated? Anything like that? Christians unprotected, unarmed, without any support in the entire world? Christians are like pedophiles who rape a child, kill him, then arrange the funeral and cry at it. The next day they dig up the body to do it again.

  16. So you’re a Christian Holocaust denier.

  17. Susie Gilpin says:

    What’s wrong with these people? Open your eyes now or God will judge you later and you won’t like it. Stand for Israel.

  18. Don’t put up with no BS. Protect yourself at all costs, don’t believe any peace deals, it won’t last, half way through ISRAEL will be attacked, be ready!! LVUALLL

  19. What genocides? There have only been a few. Against native Americans by European-Americans, Khmer Rouge against other Cambodians (not racial), Bosnian Christians against Muslims in the Balkans (racial? Ethnic), Christian African tribes in Rwanda, North American slave trade often targeting African Muslims, Christianity against Jews in preparation since day one till today through mass murder, torture, kidnapping, and missionaries. I know of not one instance of GENOCIDE anywhere, any time against Christians (especially since it is not a racial designation). JDL not IDF.Of course, Christians have done a wonderful job of killing each other while demonizing their opponents (ex., Protestants vs. Catholics).

  20. Judith Dowla says:

    It's sad yet this is like a movie I saw called 'South Pacific' with the music written by two Jewish men and in particular the song carrying these words, 'you have to be carefully taught.' coming across as good manners and civility in life. People that are not taught this or glean it along the way remain ignorant and ignorance is not always bliss.

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