In the aftermath of the shocking violence against Jews in Western Europe the past year, the level of anti-Semitic attitudes among the general population in France showed a dramatic decline, while Germany and Belgium registered significant reductions, according to a new poll from the ADL.
The Global Anti-Semitism Index is the most extensive such poll ever conducted, involving 102 countries and territories. It provides important insights into national and regional attitudes toward Jews, the levels of acceptance of anti-Semitic stereotypes and knowledge of the Holocaust.
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May 29, 2015 - Brussels - A Belgian municipal security officer posted an anti-Semitic rant on Facebook. He wrote: “The word Jew itself is dirty. If I were in Israel, frankly, I would do to the Jews what they do with the Palestinians — slaughter each and every one of them.”
May 13, 2015 - Sarcelles - A Jewish woman and her child were sitting on a park bench when the three young women violently assaulted her and shouted “Hitler did not finish his work” and “you're a dirty race.”
March 21, 2015 - Johannesburg - Three visibly Jewish teenagers were attacked in a shopping mall by three men. One of the attackers punched one of the teens while another: "You f***ing Jew" and "Your f***ing people are killing our innocent children.