ADL Report Reveals Anti-Semitism on the Rise Worldwide

April 5, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

On April 5, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "A new Anti-Defamation League (ADL) report shows that anti-Semitic incidents in the United States jumped 17 percent last year but anti-Semitic attitudes dipped 3%, presenting a anti-Jewish climate that is tepid compared to that of Europe. Two recent studies, for instance, showed anti-Semitic violence in Britain increased by 50% in 2004 and 60% in France. Though the 1,821 incidents in the ADL's 2004 report, released this week, represent the highest total in nine years, its survey of anti-Semitic sentiment dropped in nearly every category. The survey of 1,600 American adults found that 14% of Americans, or almost 35 million people, hold views that are 'unquestionably anti-Semitic' as opposed to 17% who were classified as such in 2002. For instance, 15% of the general population believe Jews hold 'too much power in the US' in comparison to 20% two years ago."