Anti-Semitism Resurges in Europe
Germany’s leaders have expressed shock over anti-Semitic responses to Israel’s military activity in Gaza. But based on the data, they shouldn’t be surprised, nor are they alone. Recent statistics show that 26 percent of the global population holds anti-Semitic views, and Jewish people have recently been attacked in France, Belgium, the U.K. and elsewhere. In Europe, some have blamed growing Muslim populations for the trend, but the numbers don’t support that theory, pointing instead to the corrosive impacts of xenophobia, which affect Jews and Muslims alike.