Survey: One Quarter of the World Is Anti-Semitic

Last week, the New York-based Anti-Defamation League released the first ever study on global attitudes towards the Jews, and the results were pretty distressing. Over one quarter of the world “harbors intense anti-Jewish sentiment.” The study implied that region, more than religion, was the determining factor in just what angered people about Jews and Judaism. Over 102 nations and territories were researched, with Laos proving to be the least anti-Semitic country in the world, and the West Bank and Gaza proving to be the most.

Perhaps just as shocking is that a stunning 46 percent of those polled believe the Holocaust is either a myth or exaggerated, or they’d just never heard of it at all. “For the first time we have a real sense of how pervasive and persistent anti-Semitism is today around the world,” said ADL director Abraham H. Foxman …

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