Tuesday, August 5, 2014

UK: 80% of Jews feel blamed for Israeli actions

The ADL poll of global antisemitism showed that just 8% of Britons are openly antisemitic, making it one the least antisemitic country in the EU.  But the poll only checked for 'traditional' antisemitic attitudes, those usually held by racist right-wingers.  In fact, most Jews in the UK feel attacked and threatened.  And mostly by Muslims and leftists.

As reported by Ha’aretz, a new study analyzing anti-Semitism in England has revealed that approximately 80 percent of British Jews express the belief that non-Jews blame them for the actions taken by the Israeli government. 
According to the study, conducted by Dr. Laura Staetsky and Dr. Jonathan Boyd for the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, anti-Semitism is regularly connected to particular developments in Israel, as Jews feel they are held responsible for military and political decisions of the Israeli government. 
While they do not perceive basic criticism of Israel as a manifestation of anti-Semitism, Jews living in the United Kingdom say that hostile criticism of the Jewish state is experienced as anti-Semitism, especially when it involves calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions, or accusations that Israel has committed ethnic cleansing.
When asked who the perpetrators of anti-Semitic acts are, the two most common groups identified were individuals who have a Muslim extremist view and teenagers, the report discloses, noting that victims of anti-Semitism “more commonly identified their assailant as someone holding left-wing views than right-wing views.” 
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