Asking Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee what he thinks of this survey is rather absurd since he has a vested intere$t in distorting it's meaning and significance. And ofcourse, Jews are never guilty of anything, it's everybody else.
One has to wonder about the veracity of the alleged 'anti-semitic attacks' mentioned. How many? What's the evidence? What acts are they talking about? Who is the source for these assertions?
- 'antisemitism': anything a Jew doesn't like
- the 'holocaust' as alleged: a true hate crime against Gentiles.
"The Holocaust Industry is but a branch of the Anti-Semitism Manufacture, a two-pronged weapon: it pumps money from Gentiles and forces Jews into obedience to the leaders of the community."
- Israel Shamir, Israeli journalist
Anti-Semitic Europe signalled by survey
PHILLIP PULLELLA, Rome
The Herald | January 27, 2004
NEARLY half of those asked in a poll on anti-Semitism in Europe yesterday said Jews in their nations were different, and more than one-third said Jews should stop "playing the victim" for the Holocaust.
The poll by the Ipso research institute was conducted in nine countries, including Britain.
The poll, released on the eve of a Holocaust memorial day in many European countries, came after Jewish leaders claimed anti-Semitism was rising across the continent.
Asked if Jews in their countries had a "mentality and lifestyle" different than other citizens, 46% said yes. About 40.5% said Jews in their country had "a particular relationship with money" and 35.7% said Jews "should stop playing the victim for the Holocaust and the persecutions of 50 years ago".
Nearly 18% said Judaism was "intolerant" and 17% did not consider Jews compatriots.
"Obviously the virus of anti-Semitism is far more resilient and determined than we might have thought in the past," said Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee.
"What's more amazing than the percentage of people who hold those opinions is the percentage of people willing to express them," he added.
France refuted Israeli charges of rising anti-Semitism, saying attacks on Jews and Jewish property had dropped by 36% last year rather than doubled, as Israel's minister for diaspora affairs has asserted.
The Interior Ministry reacted a day after Natan Sharansky said 47% of all anti-Semitic attacks in Europe last year occurred in France.