By COLlive reporter
And you thought the problem was only in Paris…
A new poll discovers deeply disturbing findings about the scale of anti-Semitic sentiments amongst the British public, and its effect on British Jewry.
Almost half (45%) of British adults believe at least one of the antisemitic statements shown to them to be true in a nationally-representative sample of 3,411 British adults polled by YouGov, twice the number statistically required.
Among the statements they agreed with were: “Jews chase money more than other British people,” “Jews’ loyalty to Israel makes them less loyal to Britain than other British people,” “Jews think they are better than other people,” “Jews have too
much power in the media.”
And as the world marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camps of World War II, where over 1 million Jews were murdered, 13% of those polled believe that “Jews talk about the Holocaust too much in order to get sympathy.”
The YouGov study was commissioned by the Campaign Against Antisemitism. It also surveyed 2,230 British Jewish people and found that well over half of them (58%) believe Jews may have no long-term future in Europe.
Over half of British Jews say that they have witnessed more anti-Semitism in the past two years than they have witnessed ever before. 69% believe the Jewish community has to protect itself because the state does not protect it enough. They said authorities let too much anti-Semitism go unpunished.
In related news, an anti-Semitic group is planning a rally against the “Jewification of Great Britain” in an area of north London with a strong frum Jewish population, YnetNews reports.
The rally, set for March 22, is organized by a group called “Liberate Stamford Hill”, referring to a district of the British capital that has the highest concentration of frum Jews in Europe.
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