In 2 Recent Polls, it is very clear that Antisemitism is alarmingly on the rise both in Europe and the US.
Two-thirds of European Jewish community leaders believe that the level of anti-Semitism will continue to grow in Europe over the next ten years, but this trend does not correspond with the prospect of European Jews leaving Europe, a survey revealed on Tuesday.
According to the fourth Survey of European Jewish Community Leaders and Professionals, conducted every three years by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) European research division, Western European respondents were more likely to consider anti-Semitism as a threat than Eastern Europeans were.
“Since the 2015 edition of the survey, antisemitism is viewed as being on the rise and as a major threat by Europe’s Jewish leaders. The current survey has confirmed this trend. When asked if they expected changes over the course of the next five to 10 years regarding antisemitism, respondents tended to be pessimistic, with 66% expecting antisemitic prejudice to increase significantly or somewhat (as opposed to 67% in 2015),” the survey said.
Around a quarter of respondents believed that the level of anti-Semitism would remain the same and only 4 percent expected it to decrease, while another 4 percent were unable to give a definitive answer.