Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Germany: Antisemitism report 2016-2017

The following is a summary of the recent report on antisemitism by the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, "Lagebild Antisemitismus 2016/2017" (situation report 2016/2017)

Via agermangiur:
While “classical” antisemitism has been in decline for years, a new report shows that yes, there is quite a lot of antisemitism in Germany. Gentiles like me notice it only in passing, in a swastika on the wall (that usually has already been painted over with “Nazis raus!”) or a particularly vile facebook comment that had been rebutted by friends who are much more antifa than most will ever manage to be. But, the report for 2016/17, published by the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, shows that the situation is not as calm as one might assume. Today, most antisemitism in Germany come at us under the cover of Israel criticism. I’ll try and recap some of the subjects discussed in the report, which you can find (in German only so far) here.

Only 6% of Germans agree with openly antisemitic statements. But 40% agree with the statement “Considering Israel’s politics, I can fully understand how you can have something against jews.” 77% agree that we should just let history be and move on. There seem to be waves in the emergence of antisemitism, which allows the conclusion that there are wide areas in our society that aren’t opposed to antisemitism but rather are slumbering antisemites who will awaken and spill their hateful words and threats only when they feel they can get away with that.

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