Jews in Europe alarmed by rising anti-Semitism

One in four of Europe’s Jews have endured anti-Semitic abuse, some violent, in the past year, according to Germany’s Bild newspaper. It follows a vow by EU interior ministers to boost security for Jewish communities.

The German mass daily Bild reported Friday that behind the EU ministers’ declaration was “a large EU survey among 16,395 Jews in the whole of Europe,” apparently still under wraps in Brussels.

A high 89 percent of those respondents felt that anti-Semitism in Europe had increased strongly since 2013, and 28 percent had suffered anti-Jewish abuse, some of it violent, in the past year, said Bild, citing the study.

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