peterweg Threads: 46'Anti-Semitism' still strong in Europe, Poland, new study finds
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Edited by: peterweg Mar 23, 2012, 11:20am #147
Anti-Semitism still strong in Europe, Poland, new study finds
A new report by US-based NGO Anti-Defamation League shows that anti-Semitic attitudes in 10 European countries, including Poland, remain at "disturbingly high levels."
Released one day after a tragic shooting at a Jewish day school in Toulouse, France, that left three children and a teacher dead, the ADL study reveals that anti-Semitic attitudes are stronger in Europe than in the US.
The results are based on a survey of 5,000 adults in January 2012, in 10 EU countries: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. In comparison to the previous study, which was conducted in 2009, Hungary saw the greatest increase in overall anti-Semitic sentiment - rising from 47 to 63 percent. Hungary (63 percent), Spain (53 percent) and Poland (48 percent) were the three countries where surveyed individuals expressed the highest levels of anti-Semitic attitudes.
"The survey is disturbing by the fact that anti-Semitism remains at high levels across the continent and infects many Europeans at a much higher level than we see here in the United States," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director. "In Hungary, Spain and Poland the numbers for anti-Semitic attitudes are literally off-the-charts and demand a serious response from political, civic and religious leaders," he added.
Compared to 2009, the percentage of individuals surveyed who expressed anti-Semitic attitudes remained stable in Poland.
More specifically, 61 percent of Poles surveyed said it was "probably true" that "Jews are more loyal to Israel" than their own country; 54 percent thought it "probably true" that "Jews have too much power in the business world and in international financial markets," and 53 percent said it was "probably true" that "Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust."
Overall levels of anti-Semitism in 2012
Look at this. 61 percent of Poles surveyed said it was "probably true" that "Jews are more loyal to Israel" than their own country;
Ask you self; Why would you need to ask that question and why would a positive answer be 'Anti-Semetic'? If Jews are integrated into a country they surely don't need to do a survey defining themselves as different, and there the question simply wouldn't exist. Jews have another country, Israel and being Jewish identifies them with it. Is there something wrong with this?
The other questions are.. wacky.