Negative attitudes toward Jews in Europe
A recent Anti-Defamation League (ADL) poll showed how many people in European countries hold negative, hateful attitudes toward Jews.
Antisemitism continues to be rampant throughout Europe and hatred of
Jews is rising significantly in the countries surveyed. Prejudice
towards Jewish people and conspiracy theories about Jewish domination of
the financial world and dual loyalty is still painfully prevalent and
In Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain
more than 40 percent of the public believe that Jews are more loyal to
the State of Israel than their own country. This concept is also very
prevalent in Brazil (70 percent), South Africa (60 percent) and
relatively high in Canada (25 percent) compared to the overall index of
all countries which stands at 8 percent.
Despite the high levels of antisemitism in European countries, support for the boycott of Israel was less than 15 percent. Strangely enough many people do not see or understand the difference between non-religious Jewish people, fundamentalist religious Jews, general or common religious Jews, those that want to stay and live in Europe or those who want to go to Israel or those who are Zionists.