Anti-Semitism on the Rise - EU's Fundamental Rights Agency

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Bulgaria: Anti-Semitism on the Rise - EU's Fundamental Rights Agency Swastikas and a runic Sig of the Schutzstaffel (SS) are seen on the front wall of synagogue building in Gdansk, Poland, 04 Navember 2013. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Many Jews in Europe say anti-Semitism is increasing, particularly on the internet, according to a survey by the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).

The survey of 5,847 Jewish people said 66% of those who responded considered anti-Semitism to be a problem.

Three out of four respondents, 76%, believed anti-Semitism had increased over the past five years.

The survey was carried out in 2012 in eight countries which are home to about 90% of the EU's Jewish population.

Respondents in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the United Kingdom were asked to give "their opinions and perceptions on anti-Semitic trends and anti-Semitism as a problem in everyday".

They were also asked about their personal experiences and worries about their own safety and that of family members.

There was particular concern about anti-Semitism online. About three-quarters of respondents considered that to be a problem which is getting worse.

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Yane - 12 Nov 2013 // 19:27:27

You don't know what a Semite is, you illiterate monkey brain.

M. Serajul Islam - 11 Nov 2013 // 16:48:43

Jews are meritorious, it is an inherent that others are jealous of them. Present main cause is the injustice, killing & torture of Israel on Palestinians. After all man is man. So, Antisemitism must develop.

M. Serajul Islam - 11 Nov 2013 // 16:41:51

How Europe becomes Islamic when we we know that some countries legalized same sex marriage? One can make sex with same sex even making a hole in a soft tree or body, for female with stick to push to her vagina. Marriage of same sex cannot make a family as they do not give birth to a child.

Fr Jack Hackett - 11 Nov 2013 // 10:26:44

As Europe becomes Islamised, it is inevitable that anti- Semitism will rise. The Gates of Vienna have fallen thanks to weak liberal governments

Tchavdar - 11 Nov 2013 // 09:16:38

I wonder if the crimes Israel is commiting has something to do with the rising anti-semitism...

Yane - 8 Nov 2013 // 20:23:31