European Jews: Time to wake up

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European Jews: Time to wake up
Nov 16, 2012

European antisemitism significantly on the rise

"After that terrible era, the call went out: Never again. Yet only several decades later, the evil winds of visceral anti-Semitism are again raging throughout Europe, with the difference being that the nation state of the Jews is now the surrogate for the conventional demonization of individual Jews. For many Jews, this now directly affects the fundamental quality of their daily secular and interpersonal lives."

Antisemitism in Europe

"Antisemitism has increased significantly in Europe since 2000, with significant increases in verbal attacks against Jews and vandalism such as graffiti, fire bombings of Jewish schools, desecration of synagogues and cemeteries. In Germany and Austria, where antisemitic incidents are highest in Europe, physical assaults against Jews including beatings, stabbings and other violence increased markedly, in a number of cases resulting in serious injury and even death.[1]

The Netherlands and Sweden have also had consistently high rates of antisemitic attacks since 2000.[2] Compared to France, the United Kingdom and much of the rest of Europe where immigrant Arabs commit the majority of antisemitic crimes, in Germany and Austria, indigenous Germans and Austrians are more likely to commit violent antisemitic acts, attack Jews verbally or vandalize Jewish property than immigrant Arabs. Arab and pro-Palestinian groups are involved in a much smaller percentage of antisemitic incidents in Germany and Austria compared to the indigenous population.[1] Much of the new European antisemitic violence could be seen as a spill-over from the long-running Arab-Israeli conflict, since the majority of the perpetrators are from the large immigrant Arab communities in European cities, even though the victims are not Israeli citizens."

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