Report: Campus Anti-Semitism Skyrockets

On April 23, Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry released its annual report on anti-Semitism. The report indicates that anti-Semitism decreased from 410 violent incidents in 2015 to 361 violent incidents last year. Much of the decrease in anti-Semitic incidents came from Belgium and France, where their occurrence dropped 61% and 60% respectively.

However, the most staggering statistic from the study came out of U.S. college campuses. The report found that anti-Semitic interests skyrocketed 45% in 2016 compared to 2015. This came as a result of increased efforts by "pro-Palestinian" groups pushing anti-Semitic BDS resolutions and promulgating false narratives of Israeli "occupation" about the non-existent state of "Palestine."

Dr. Moshe Kantor of the European Jewish Congress, discussed the finding:

While the number of antisemitic incidents, especially violent ones, has decreased worldwide in 2016, the enemies of the Jewish people have found new avenues to express their antisemitism – with significant increase of hate online and against less protected targets, like cemeteries. This means that, in fact, the motivation has not declined and the sense of security felt by many Jewish communities remains fragile.

Jew-hatred on college campuses has been documented from numerous organizations ranging from the AMCHA Initiative and the Louis D. Brandeis Center. Americans for Peace and Tolerance produced a film titled "Hate Spaces" that documents the institutionalized campaign on college campuses to demonize Israel, harass Jewish students, and teach the next generation of leaders to hate Israel and the Jews.

Watch the trailer below:

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