Thursday, October 24, 2019

A quarter of Germans have antisemitic attitudes (Jews have too much power, think they are better, more loyal to Israel)

There is a new World Jewish Congress survey of German attitudes towards Jews - and the results are not encouraging.

41% of Germans say that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Germany.

41% also say that Jews talk too much about the Holocaust.

29% say that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the countries in which they live.

26% say Jews have too much economic power, and 24% say Jews have too much power in the international financial markets.

24% also say Jews have too much power over world politics.

24% say that Jews think they are better than other people.

21% say Jews have too much control over the global media landscape.

19% say Jews do not care what happens to anyone else.

12% blame Jews for most wars.

25% said that something like the Holocaust could happen in Germany today, and 38% said it could happen in another European country.

On the other hand, only 16% of Germans admitted to having unfavorable opinions of Jews (meaning that many people with antisemitic attitudes don't believe that they do) - compared to 53% who have unfavorable opinions of Muslims, 23% who have an unfavorable opinion of Christians and 64% who do not like Roma (Gypsies.)

34% don't like Israelis, and 51% don't like Palestinians.

66% say Israel has the right to exist as the Jewish state. But 58% disagree with the statement that Israel is unfairly criticized internationally for its treatment of Palestinians, only 19% agree.

42% say supporters of Israel use the charge of antisemitism to shut down criticism of Israel as opposed to 22% who disagree.

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