June 07, 2005

Anti-semitic stereotypes die hard

Still a reality?


Hmm, I think this article more than deserves a mention, especially since it talks about much of what I've been waiting for.
Before judging it, one must bear in mind that the people asked are generally, or at least very often:
-Ignorant when it comes to authentic facts
-Brainwashed by biased media
-Anti-semitic, often due to one of the two reasons mentioned above.

'Jews have too much power'

Anti-Defamation League survey shows plurality of Europeans believes Jews are not loyal to their country, have too much power in business and finance; 20 percent of those surveyed across Europe continue to blame Jews for death of Jesus
A plurality of Europeans believes Jews are not loyal to their country and that they have too much power in business and finance, a new poll released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Tuesday showed.
Similarly, European respondents still adhere to the notion that “Jews have too much power in international financial markets.” Overall, 32 percent of those surveyed cling to the traditional stereotype.

The countries surveyed were: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and for the first time, Hungary and Poland.

The opinion survey of 6,000 adults – 500 in each of the 12 European countries – found either minimal decline, no change or, in some cases, an increase in negative attitudes toward Jews from its 2004 findings.

The poll also showed that large portions of the European public continue to believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

'Cause for concern'

Overall, 42 percent of those surveyed believe it is “probably true.” In fact, a plurality of respondents in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and Switzerland believes this notion to be true.

Overall, 20 percent of those surveyed across Europe continue to blame Jews for the death of Jesus, and 29 percent said their opinion of Jews is influenced by the actions taken by the State of Israel.

ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said.

“Millions of Europeans still accept a wide range of traditional anti-Semitic stereotypes, including the charge that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to their home country. These attitudes help incite and legitimize anti-Semitism and, coupled with an atmosphere where violence against Jews is still prevalent, give us great cause for concern."

It's also worth a mention that yesterday was Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day. I would like to point out David Treppenwitz's post on the subject.

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