On video: an anti-Semitic demonstration in the city of Kalisz in central Poland (Walla system!)
The number of Americans who believe in anti-Semitic ideas has doubled since 2019, according to a new study.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) surveyed thousands of Americans and found that 85% believe at least one anti-Semitic claim, compared to 61% in 2019.
A fifth of the respondents believed in six or more anti-Jewish claims about separatism and nepotism among the minority - compared to 11% in 2019.
The league's CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, said on Thursday that the results of the study are "amazing and are a wake-up call for the entire country." He added that "there is an alarming increase in anti-Semitic views and hatred in every category, at levels not seen in decades."
The survey, which included 4,000 adults and was conducted in the fall of 2022, presented participants with 14 statements and asked them whether they believed them to be somewhat true/mostly true, or somewhat false/mostly false.
The statements focused on anti-Semitic clichés such as "Jews tend to stay united more than other Americans", or "Jews have too much control over Wall Street", or for example that Jews are dishonest and "only care about other Jews".
Kanye West has been suspended from Twitter (Photo: Netflix)
"The Holocaust was white violence."
Whoopi Goldberg (Photo: GettyImages)
Swastika in Washington, 2021 (photo: Walla! system, official website)
A fifth of participants agreed with six of the statements presented to them - twice as many as in 2019, the last time the survey was conducted - and the highest percentage since 1992.
Reports of hate crimes have increased in the United States - including a 63-year-old man who was attacked in New York's Central Park last month after a man ambushed him and shouted insults at him. antisemitic
Rapper Kanye West has been suspended from Twitter after a series of anti-Semitic tweets in recent months.
Former President Donald Trump hosted holocaust denier Nick Fuentes as an evening guest at his home.
Actress Whoopi Goldberg made a series of statements about the Holocaust and said that the Nazi genocide was "white against white" violence.
The ADL survey linked criticism of Israel to anti-Semitism and found that 23% of respondents believe that Israel does what it wants because it controls the media;
while 18% do not like spending time with people who support Israel.