Jewish Europeans experienced growth of anti-semitism

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VIENNA/BRUSSELS – Almost nine out of ten European Jews believe that anti-semitism over the past five years has increased in the EU. This is evident from a survey of the EU agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in twelve countries, including the Netherlands.

A Kristallnachtherdenking in the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam this year.

Almost 30 percent of respondents said at least once in the previous twelve months to be sexually harassed, but only one in five of them go to the police. A visit to the synagogue and to jewish events by 34 percent avoided out of fear for the safety.

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Anti-semitism is, according to 89 percent of the more than 16,000 surveyed Jewish EU citizens are the most problematic in the social media. Almost three-quarters (72 percent) is also concerned about the increasing intolerance towards muslims.


Vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans says “deeply concerned” about the outcome of the research of the FRA. “It is essential that we vigorously and collectively against this curse fight. The jewish community should feel comfortable and safe in Europe.”

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In the twelve countries surveyed lives 96 percent of the Jewish population in the EU, including in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Hungary. Many of the people who choose Europe to leave, depart to the United States or Israel.


The Central Jewish Consultation (CJO) says in a comment that “it is remarkable that 70 percent of the participants are of the opinion that the efforts of the national governments to anti-semitism to combat not effective.” The jewish consultative committee calls on the EU member states on the measures they recently through a joint declaration, have supported.

So, under the registration by the police of hate crimes and the security of jewish communities, improve rural coordinators antisemitismebestrijding be appointed and there should be more training about all forms of intolerance, racism, hatred and anti-semitic prejudices.

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From a study of CNN and EenVandaag showed last month, even though that many Jews in the Netherlands, their Jewish background, did not dare to express themselves. That leads to the fact that Jews adapt their behavior. So they adapt their appearance or clothes occasionally to prevent them from being a Jew to be recognized, for example, by a cap on their keppeltje to wear as they take to the streets.

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