Global anti-Semitism rises by 30 percent
The Jarusalen Post: Study: Global anti-Semitism rises by 30 percent
Global violence and vandalism against Jews has increased by 30 percent, according to an annual survey released by The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, on Sunday.
For comparison’s sake, here is some US data:
According to the FBI: Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,318 offenses reported by law enforcement in 2011. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses showed 62.2 percent were anti-Jewish.
Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,409 offenses reported by law enforcement in 2010. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-bias offenses showed 65.4 percent were anti-Jewish.
Law enforcement agencies reported 1,376 hate crimes motivated by religious bias in 2009. A breakdown of biases for these offenses showed 70.1 percent were anti-Jewish.
There were 1,606 hate crime offenses motivated by religious bias in 2008. A breakdown of these offenses shows 65.7 percent were anti-Jewish.
Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,477 offenses reported by law enforcement in 2007. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses showed 68.4 percent were anti-Jewish.
In contrast to a relative decline in numbers of anti-Semitic acts over the past two years, the report noted that a “correlation was observed between the political strengthening of extreme right parties and the high level of anti-Semitic manifestations including incidents of violence and vandalism.”
“Extreme right” in this context means Fascists and Nazis, not Libertarians and Anarchists. Outside the US they use this weird measure of the political spectrum based on where people sat during the French Revolution, rather than actual differences in political systems. As a consequence, for them, the extreme left is totalitarianism while the extreme right is… totalitarianism.
“There are extremely worrying signs emanating from Hungary at the moment where barely a week passes without an attack on minorities or outrageous comments from far-Right politicians,” Kantor said at the anti-Semitism Press Conference held at Tel Aviv University Sunday.
Kantor also expressed concern for Greece and Ukraine, which experienced trends similar to those in Hungary of political advancement for neo-Nazi parties and the far-Right.
France was also regarded as troubling with a 58% increase of anti-Semitic occurrences following the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse last year.