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Anti-Semitism pervades European life, says EU report

December 11, 2018 5:05 am
[Source: BBC]

Anti-Semitism is getting worse and Jews are increasingly worried about the risk of harassment, according to a major survey of 12 EU countries.

Hundreds of Jews questioned by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency said they had experienced a physical, anti-Semitic attack in the past year, while 28% said they had been harassed.

France is identified as having the biggest problem with anti-Semitism.

Germany, the UK, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands also saw incidents.

On the day the report was released, the Italian police said they were investigating the theft of 20 memorial plaques commemorating the Holocaust.

The small brass plaques – dedicated to members of a Jewish family, De Consiglio – were dug out from Rome’s pavements during the night.

What are the main findings?

The Vienna-based FRA paints a picture of synagogues and Jewish schools requiring security protection; of “vicious commentary” on the internet, in media and in politics; and of discrimination at school and work.