The State of Antisemitism Around the Globe
For decades, AJC has been sounding the alarms to interlocuters in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East about the spread of Jew hatred. As a key step, AJC has urged governments around the world to adopt as their guide the Working Definition of Antisemitism, developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2016. So far, 28 nations have adopted this critical tool to combat antisemitism.
In October, AJC released its first-ever State of Antisemitism in America report. Based on parallel surveys of American Jews and the U.S. general public, the report revealed sharp disparities between the Jewish community and non-Jewish Americans regarding their perceptions and experiences of antisemitism in the United States. Similar surveys conducted by AJC around the world reveal the same troubling trend: rising antisemitism and lack of awareness about it from the general public. We asked AJC experts to share their insights about nine international communities where particular expressions of Jew hatred are on the rise. Here are just some of the hot spots.