Negative attitudes toward Jews in Europe

11/25/2019

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 growing.

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.