Poll: 85% of Jews Experienced or Saw Anti-Semitism

Poll: 85% of Jews Experienced or Saw Anti-Semitism

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On January 27, the world will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the darkest instance of anti-Semitism in history, but by no means the only one. A new poll taken ahead of the observance shows that anti-Jewish sentiment and actions are still frequent today, reports Israel Hayom’s Yori Yalon, as 85% of Jews worldwide have experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism:

A staggering 85% of Jews around the world have witnessed or experienced anti-Semitism at some point, according to a new survey by the World Zionist Organization’s International Center for Countering Anti-Semitism. The poll also found that around 50% of respondents from Europe and North America said they had either witnessed or experienced anti-Semitism in the past year.

The survey, of 702 respondents who identify as Jewish and do not live in Israel, was published Thursday, ahead of Israel’s National Day to Combat Anti-Semitism and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which are set to coincide on Jan. 27.

According to the survey, 67% of respondents witnessed or experienced anti-Semitic incidents involving abusive language and insults; 20% said they had witnessed or experienced anti-Semitism in the form of threats; 13% said they had either experienced or witnessed anti-Semitic violence…

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