The most disturbing finding identified in 2018, according to the anti-Semitism Worldwide 2018 Report released on Wednesday by the Tel Aviv University Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry,
is “the sense of insecurity prevalent among Jews and confirmed by surveys.”
A Report of the French Ministry of the Interior and the Jewish community depicts anti-Semitism in France during 2018 as a daily occurrence, notes the Kantor report, adding this devastating description:
“They do not feel an integral part of society anymore and sometimes they even sense a state of emergency. anti-Semitism is mainstreaming, even normalized as a constant presence, in the public as well as in the private sphere. A rise of 13% in the number of major violent anti-Semitic incidents was registered; 13 Jews were murdered.”
No matter what others might tell us, this has to be the most common sensation shared by Jews around the world, only a few months before the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. There’s no place which is not plagued by Jew hatred. Indeed, the report offers thorough examinations of a long list of countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
This sense of there being no place to go directly connects us to the plight of our parents and grandparents in Europe in the 1930s and ’40s. But unlike our forefathers and foremothers in Europe, we have no illusion about this massive wave going away – not even, as some idiots on the left are arguing, Israel were to displace half a million of its own Jewish citizens and usher in Hamas rocket launchers in their place.
Israel is not included in the list, which is a shame, seeing the amount of anti-Semitic attacks coming from the Palestinian Authority and Gaza, as well all the countries in the Middle East. Perhaps it was simply a matter of space. Israel is featured heavily in the report, though, seeing as being anti-Israel is the politically correct version of Jew hatred.
Here are a few hair-raising quotes from the report, for the complete PDF report please click here.
“The year 2018 and the beginning of 2019 witnessed an increase in almost all forms of antisemitic manifestations, in the public space as well as in the private one. A sense of facing a state of emergency situation is increasing among Jews in some countries; physical insecurity and questioning their place in society and in the parties that were their political home are more prevalent. The calls “Jews to the gas” and death to the Zionists” are openly and publicly voiced. 13 Jews were murdered during 2018, the largest number compared to previous years.
“The number of the major violent cases monitored by the Kantor Center team has increased by 13%, from 342 to 387. The countries with the highest number of cases are the US (over 100 cases); the UK (68); France and Germany (35 each); Canada (20); Belgium (19) the Netherlands (15); and Argentina (11). It should be noted that the numbers of reported cases in Eastern Europe have been much lower in comparison to Western Europe, going down from 12 cases in the Ukraine in 2018 to a few in each of the other countries.
“The main modus operandi remain cases of vandalism (216, 56%); threats (89, 23%); and weaponless means (55, 14%).These numbers show that while the use of weapon and arson is in lower numbers, most of the attacks are against people. Indeed, at least 138 people were attacked (36%) and private property was damaged (104 cases, 27%). The reason is that persons and their property are less protected than synagogues (47 cases, 12%) and community centers (22, 6%). Cemeteries and monuments are still a traditional target (76 cases, 19%).”