The Resuscitation of Anti-Semitism: An American Perspective - Interview with Abraham Foxman

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Manfeld Gerstenfeld - The events of 9/11 and the Palestinian uprising and its ramifications in Europe have resuscitated anti-Semitism. In 1964, 30% of the American people were infected with serious anti-Semitic attitudes. By 1992 this had decreased to 20% and it further declined to 12% by 1998. In early 2002, the figure had increased to 17%. This means that 30 to 40 million Americans consider Jews to be too powerful and disloyal. 35-40% of African-Americans hold anti-Semitic views. Among foreign-born Hispanics, 44% are infected with anti-Semitism, though the figure for American-born Hispanics is 20%. Muslims are another above average anti-Semitic minority, even though their numbers are not yet significant. Political anti-Semitism in Europe is twice as high as in the U.S. About 500 Jews were killed in the World Trade Center, 15-17% of all the victims.

2003-09-19 00:00:00

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