When Israel is forced to defend its citizens from Palestinian terrorism originating from Gaza, we’ve come to expect outrage around the world. Critics are quick to condemn Israel’s military actions — some with such heavy-handed charges as «war crimes,» «atrocities» and even «genocide,» while remaining silent about the terrorists who started the conflict.
At anti-Israel protests around the world, violent anti-Semitism is on full display, thinly veiled as criticism of Israel. Demonstrators in Turkey have attacked Israeli embassies. In Germany, France, Italy and Spain and other European countries, the protests have led to anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish people, community centers and synagogues.… Seguir leyendo »
The Anti-Defamation League’s Global 100 Index of Anti-Semitism is the broadest public opinion survey of attitudes toward Jews ever conducted. It is one of the most important efforts we have undertaken in our history as an organization.
The survey was conducted in more than 100 countries and territories, and 53,100 people were interviewed, representing 4 billion adults around the world. As a result, for the first time we now have empirical data on the level of anti-Semitic beliefs in a region that has been a leading source of immigration to the United States: Latin America.
While the global findings are sobering — with more than one-quarter of the people surveyed (26 percent) found to harbor anti-Semitic attitudes — the figure for the 14 Spanish-speaking countries surveyed in Latin America was slightly higher at 31 percent.… Seguir leyendo »