Today, anti-Semites “openly sell their wares”
Their goal: Destroy Israel & Jewish people
This past year marked a distinct shift in the level of anti-Semitism around the world, and especially in Europe, according to the annual report on Anti-Semitism presented to the Israeli cabinet today by the Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, Naftali Bennett.
The report shows that radical Islam was the driving force behind anti-Semitism throughout Europe in 2014, especially over the summer, during Operation Protective Edge, where there was a 400 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents than from the same period a year before.
RIGHT & ABOVE: Naftali Bennett
We continue to see deterioration around the world, Minister Naftali Bennett told his cabinet colleagues..
Old Meets New
“The old anti-Semitism, spouting the familiar stereotype of a global Jewish conspiracy, is being increasingly coupled with the campaign to de-legitimise Israel,” said Bennett of the results of the report.
“It is radical Islam which is acting as the bridge for these two racist beliefs. They’ll use any perverted excuse to further their goal,” Bennett told his cabinet colleagues Sunday, which is, he said, “the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people”.
According to the report, anti-Semitic organisations were much more openly active throughout 2014.
“Today, anti-Semites don’t need to hide, they
can openly ‘sell their wares’ disguised as
legitimate criticism’ towards Israel” -BENNETT
France was marked as the most dangerous country for Jews today. Besides the slaughter of four Jews at the Kosher supermarket earlier this month, the number of anti-Semitic incidents doubled in 2014 as compared to 2013.
1,000 violent incidents
Last year nearly 1000 anti-Semitic incidents were reported including assaults, many categorized as “extremely violent” as well as attacks on shuls and other Jewish institutes.
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The report also notes major increases in anti-Semitic incidents in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the U.K. and the former Soviet Union as well as increased anti-Israel activities on college campuses across the United States.
For the convenience of our local Israeli population, Israeli users and those at home and abroad who are Hebrew literate, we attach a copy of the NEW REPORT IN HEBREW PDF. We will publish an English version if and when it becomes available. PDF documents can be downloaded directly from Jewish Report Online to read, print, or send to friends and family.
The annual report on anti-Semitism was presented to the Israeli government the same week the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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