November 5, 2013 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
saying for some time that global anti-Semitism is on the rise.
additional data are available – and it’s worrisome.
This week, the
European Union is releasing the results of a survey of nearly 5,000 Jews in
some of the findings:
percent of Jews in Belgium, France, and Hungary say they’re considering
emigrating because of anti-Semitism.
the respondents are worried about experiencing anti-Semitic attacks in the next
a quarter say they avoid attending Jewish events out of fear.
the anti-Semitism come from?
respondents, indeed as many as three-fourths in France, blame “Muslim extremist
views.” Others point to the extreme right and left.
This is an
intolerable situation. It demands stepped-up action by European governments –
and now. At AJC, we’ll do our part.
more, visit ajc.org.
David Harris of AJC.