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Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is prejudice, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews as a national, ethnic,religious or racial group.[1] A person who holds such positions is called an “antisemite”. As Jews are an ethnoreligious group, antisemitism is generally considered a form of racism.

While the term’s etymology might suggest that antisemitism is directed against all Semitic people, the term was coined in the late 19th century in Germany as a more scientific-sounding term for Judenhass (“Jew-hatred”),[2] and that has been its normal use since then.[3] For the purposes of a 2005 U.S. governmental report, antisemitism was considered “hatred toward Jews—individually and as a group—that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity.”[4]

Antisemitism may be manifested in many ways, ranging from expressions of hatred of or discrimination against individual Jews to organized violent attacks by mobs, state police, or even military attacks on entire Jewish communities. Although the term did not come into common usage until the 19th century, it is now also applied to historic anti-Jewish incidences. Notable instances of persecution include the pogroms which preceded the First Crusade in 1096, the expulsion from England in 1290, the massacres of Spanish Jews in 1391, the persecutions of the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion from Spain in 1492, Cossack massacres in Ukraine of 1648–1657, various pogroms in Imperial Russia between 1821 and 1906, the 1894–1906 Dreyfus affair in France, the Holocaust in German-occupied Europe, official Soviet anti-Jewish policies and Arab and Muslim involvement in the Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries.



Xenophobia and usage


Despite the use of the prefix anti-, the terms “Semitic” and “antisemitic” are not directly opposed to each other, making the term a misnomer. “Antisemitism” refers specifically to prejudice against Jews alone and in general,[3][5] despite the fact that there are other speakers of Semitic languages (e.g. ArabsEthiopians, or Assyrians) and that not all Jews speak a Semitic language.

The term “antisemitic” has been used on occasion to include bigotry against other Semitic-language peoples such as Arabs, but such usage is not widely accepted.[6][7]

The terms “antisemitism” and “anti-Semitism” are both in use. Some scholars favor the unhyphenated form to avoid possible confusion involving whether the term refers specifically to Jews, or to Semitic-language speakers as a whole.[8][9][10][11] For example, Emil Fackenheim supported the unhyphenated spelling, in order to “[dispel] the notion that there is an entity ‘Semitism’ which ‘anti-Semitism’ opposes.”[12] Others endorsing an unhyphenated term for the same reason include Padraic O’Hare, professor of Religious and Theological Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack CollegeYehuda Bauer, professor of Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and James Carroll, historian and novelist. According to Carroll, who first cites O’Hare and Bauer on “the existence of something called ‘Semitism'”, “the hyphenated word thus reflects the bipolarity that is at the heart of the problem of antisemitism”.[13]


Cover page of Marr’s The Way to Victory of Germanicism over Judaism, 1880 edition

Although Wilhelm Marr is generally credited with coining the word “anti-Semitism” (see below), Alex Bein writes that the word was first used in 1860 by the Austrian Jewish scholar Moritz Steinschneider in the phrase “anti-Semitic prejudices”.[14] Steinschneider used this phrase to characterize Ernest Renan‘s ideas about how “Semitic races” were inferior to “Aryan races.” These pseudo-scientific theories concerning race, civilization, and “progress” had become quite widespread in Europe in the second half of the 19th century, especially as Prussian nationalistic historian Heinrich von Treitschke did much to promote this form of racism. He coined the phrase “the Jews are our misfortune” which would later be widely used by Nazis.[15] In Treitschke’s writings “Semitic” was synonymous with “Jewish”, in contrast to its use by Renan and others.

In 1873 German journalist Wilhelm Marr published a pamphlet, “The Victory of the Jewish Spirit over the Germanic Spirit. Observed from a non-religious perspective.” (Der Sieg des Judenthums über das Germanenthum. Vom nicht confessionellen Standpunkt aus betrachtet.)[16] in which he used the word Semitismus interchangeably with the word Judentum to denote both “Jewry” (the Jews as a collective) and “jewishness” (the quality of being Jewish, or the Jewish spirit). Although he did not use the word “Antisemitismus” in the pamphlet, the coining of the word followed naturally from the word Semitismus and indicated either opposition to the Jews as a people, or else opposition to Jewishness or the Jewish spirit, which he saw as infiltrating German culture. In his next pamphlet, “The Way to Victory of the Germanic Spirit over the Jewish Spirit”, published in 1880, Marr developed his ideas further and coined the related German word Antisemitismus, “antisemitism”, derived from the word “Semitismus” that he had earlier used.

The pamphlet became very popular, and in the same year he founded the League of Antisemites (Antisemiten-Liga), the first German organization committed specifically to combatting the alleged threat to Germany and German culture posed by the Jews and their influence, and advocating their forced removal from the country.

So far as can be ascertained, the word was first widely printed in 1881, when Marr published Zwanglose Antisemitische Hefte, and Wilhelm Scherer used the term Antisemiten in the January issue of Neue Freie Presse. The related word “semitism” was coined around 1885.


Though the general definition of antisemitism is hostility or prejudice against Jews, and, according to Olaf Blaschke, has become an “umbrella term for negative stereotypes about Jews”,[17] a number of authorities have developed more formal definitions.

Holocaust scholar and City University of New York professor Helen Fein defines it as “a persisting latent structure of hostile beliefs towards Jews as a collective manifested in individuals as attitudes, and in culture as myth, ideology, folklore and imagery, and in actions – social or legal discrimination, political mobilization against the Jews, and collective or state violence – which results in and/or is designed to distance, displace, or destroy Jews as Jews.”

Elaborating on Fein’s definition, Dietz Bering of the University of Cologne writes that, to antisemites, “Jews are not only partially but totally bad by nature, that is, their bad traits are incorrigible. Because of this bad nature: (1) Jews have to be seen not as individuals but as a collective. (2) Jews remain essentially alien in the surrounding societies. (3) Jews bring disaster on their ‘host societies’ or on the whole world, they are doing it secretly, therefore the antisemites feel obliged to unmask the conspiratorial, bad Jewish character.”[18]

For Sonja Weinberg, as distinct from economic and religious anti-Judaism, antisemitism in its modern form shows conceptual innovation, a resort to ‘science’ to defend itself, new functional forms and organisational differences. It was anti-liberal, racialist and nationalist. It promoted the myth that Jews conspired to ‘judaise’ the world; it served to consolidate social identity; it channeled dissatisfactions among victims of the capitalist system; and it was used as a conservative cultural code to fight emancipation and liberalism.[19]

Antisemitic caricature by C.Léandre (France, 1898) showing Rothschildwith the world in his hands

Bernard Lewis defines antisemitism as a special case of prejudice, hatred, or persecution directed against people who are in some way different from the rest. According to Lewis, antisemitism is marked by two distinct features: Jews are judged according to a standard different from that applied to others, and they are accused of “cosmic evil.” Thus, “it is perfectly possible to hate and even to persecute Jews without necessarily being anti-Semitic” unless this hatred or persecution displays one of the two features specific to antisemitism.[20]

There have been a number of efforts by international and governmental bodies to define antisemitism formally. The U.S. Department of State defines antisemitism in its 2005 Report on Global Anti-Semitism as “hatred toward Jews—individually and as a group—that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity.”[4]

In 2005, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (now Fundamental Rights Agency), then an agency of the European Union, developed a more detailed working definition, which states: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.” It adds “such manifestations could also target the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity.” It provides contemporary examples of ways in which antisemitism may manifest itself, including: promoting the harming of Jews in the name of an ideology or religion; promoting negative stereotypes of Jews; holding Jews collectively responsible for the actions of an individual Jewish person or group; denying the Holocaust or accusing Jews or Israel of exaggerating it; and accusing Jews of dual loyalty or a greater allegiance to Israel than their own country. It also lists ways in which attacking Israel could be antisemitic, and states that denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g. by claiming that the existence of a state of Israel is a racist endeavor, can be a manifestation of antisemitism – as can applying double standards by requiring of Israel a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation, or holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the State of Israel.[21] Late in 2013, the definition was removed from the website of the Fundamental Rights Agency. A spokesperson said that it had never been regarded as official and that the agency did not intend to develop its own definition.[22]

1889 Paris, France elections poster for self-described “candidat antisémite”Adolphe Willette: “The Jews are a different race, hostile to our own… Judaism, there is the enemy!” (see file for complete translation)

Evolution of usage

In 1879, Wilhelm Marr founded the Antisemiten-Liga (Antisemitic League).[23] Identification with antisemitism and as an antisemite was politically advantageous in Europe in the latter 19th century. For example, Karl Lueger, the popular mayor of fin de siècle Vienna, skillfully exploited antisemitism as a way of channeling public discontent to his political advantage.[24] In its 1910 obituary of Lueger, The New York Times notes that Lueger was “Chairman of the Christian Social Union of the Parliament and of the Anti-Semitic Union of the Diet of Lower Austria.[25] In 1895 A. C. Cuza organized the Alliance Anti-semitique Universelle in Bucharest. In the period before World War II, when animosity towards Jews was far more commonplace, it was not uncommon for a person, organization, or political party to self-identify as an antisemite or antisemitic.

In 1882, the early Zionist pioneer Judah Leib Pinsker wrote that antisemitism was an inherited predisposition:

Judeophobia is a psychic aberration. As a psychic aberration it is hereditary, and as a disease transmitted for two thousand years it is incurable.’ … ‘In this way have Judaism and Anti-Semitism passed for centuries through history as inseparable companions.’… …’Having analyzed Judeophobia as an hereditary form of demonopathy, peculiar to the human race, and having represented Anti-Semitism as proceeding from an inherited aberration of the human mind, we must draw the important conclusion that we must give’ up contending against these hostile impulses as we must against every other inherited predisposition.[26]

In the aftermath of the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, German propaganda minister Goebbels announced: “The German people is anti-Semitic. It has no desire to have its rights restricted or to be provoked in the future by parasites of the Jewish race.”[27]

After the 1945 victory of the Allies over Nazi Germany, and particularly after the extent of the Nazi genocide of Jews became known, the term “antisemitism” acquired pejorative connotations. This marked a full circle shift in usage, from an era just decades earlier when “Jew” was used as a pejorative term.[28][29] Yehuda Bauer wrote in 1984: “There are no antisemites in the world… Nobody says, ‘I am antisemitic.'” You cannot, after Hitler. The word has gone out of fashion.”[30]


Jews (identified by the mandatoryJewish badge and Jewish hat) being burned during the Black Death in 1348.

It is often emphasized that there are different forms of antisemitism. René König mentions social antisemitism, economic antisemitism, religious antisemitism, and political antisemitism as examples. König points out that these different forms demonstrate that the “origins of antisemitic prejudices are rooted in different historical periods.” König asserts that differences in the chronology of different antisemitic prejudices and the irregular distribution of such prejudices over different segments of the population create “serious difficulties in the definition of the different kinds of antisemitism.”[31] These difficulties may contribute to the existence of different taxonomies that have been developed to categorize the forms of antisemitism. The forms identified are substantially the same; it is primarily the number of forms and their definitions that differ. Bernard Lazareidentifies three forms of antisemitism: Christian antisemitism, economic antisemitism, and ethnologic antisemitism.[32] William Brustein names four categories: religious, racial, economic and political.[33] The Roman Catholic historian Edward Flannery distinguished four varieties of antisemitism:[34]

Louis Harap separates “economic antisemitism” and merges “political” and “nationalistic” antisemitism into “ideological antisemitism”. Harap also adds a category of “social antisemitism”.[39]

  • religious (Jew as Christ-killer),
  • economic (Jew as banker, usurer, money-obsessed),
  • social (Jew as social inferior, “pushy,” vulgar, therefore excluded from personal contact),
  • racist (Jews as an inferior “race”),
  • ideological (Jews regarded as subversive or revolutionary),
  • cultural (Jews regarded as undermining the moral and structural fiber of civilization).

Cultural antisemitism

Louis Harap defines cultural antisemitism as “that species of anti-Semitism that charges the Jews with corrupting a given culture and attempting to supplant or succeeding in supplanting the preferred culture with a uniform, crude, “Jewish” culture.[40] Similarly, Eric Kandel characterizes cultural antisemitism as being based on the idea of “Jewishness” as a “religious or cultural tradition that is acquired through learning, through distinctive traditions and education.” According to Kandel, this form of antisemitism views Jews as possessing “unattractive psychological and social characteristics that are acquired through acculturation.”[41] Niewyk and Nicosia characterize cultural antisemitism as focusing on and condemning “the Jews’ aloofness from the societies in which they live.”[42] An important feature of cultural antisemitism is that it considers the negative attributes of Judaism to be redeemable by education or religious conversion.[43]

Religious antisemitism

Execution of Mariana de Carabajal (converted Jew), accused of a relapse into Judaism, Mexico City, 1601

Religious antisemitism, also known as anti-Judaism, shifts the focus from racial hatred to that of religious belief. Under this version of antisemitism, attacks would often stop if Jews stopped practicing Judaism or changed their public faith, especially by conversion to the official or right religion, and sometimes, liturgical exclusion of Jewish converts (the case of Christianized Marranos or Iberian Jews in the late 15th century and 16th century convicted of secretly practising Judaism or Jewish customs).[34]

Although the origins of antisemitism are rooted in the Judeo-Christian conflict, religious antisemitism, other forms of antisemitism have developed in modern times. Frederick Schweitzer asserts that, “most scholars ignore the Christian foundation on which the modern antisemitic edifice rests and invoke political antisemitism, cultural antisemitism, racism or racial antisemitism, economic antisemitism and the like.”[44] William Nichols draws a distinction between religious antisemitism and modern antisemitism based on racial or ethnic grounds: “The dividing line was the possibility of effective conversion . . . a Jew ceased to be a Jew upon baptism.” From the perspective of racial antisemitism, however, “… the assimilated Jew was still a Jew, even after baptism … . From the Enlightenment onward, it is no longer possible to draw clear lines of distinction between religious and racial forms of hostility towards Jews… Once Jews have been emancipated and secular thinking makes its appearance, without leaving behind the old Christian hostility towards Jews, the new term antisemitism becomes almost unavoidable, even before explicitly racist doctrines appear.”

Economic antisemitism

The underlying premise of economic antisemitism is that Jews perform harmful economic activities or that economic activities become harmful when they are performed by Jews.[45]

Linking Jews and money underpins the most damaging and lasting Antisemitic canards.[46] Antisemites claim that Jews control the world finances, a theory promoted in the fraudulent Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and later repeated by Henry Ford and his Dearborn Independent. In the modern era, such myths continue to be spread in books such as The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews published by the Nation of Islam, and on the internet.

A caricature from the German antisemitic Der Stürmer, around Christmas 1929. It urged Germans to avoid buying from Jewish shops.

Derek Penslar writes that there are two components to the financial canards:[47]

a) Jews are savages that “are temperamentally incapable of performing honest labor”
b) Jews are “leaders of a financial cabal seeking world domination”

Abraham Foxman describes six facets of the financial canards:

  1. All Jews are wealthy[48]
  2. Jews are stingy and greedy[49]
  3. Powerful Jews control the business world[50]
  4. Jewish religion emphasizes profit and materialism[51]
  5. It is okay for Jews to cheat non-Jews[52]
  6. Jews use their power to benefit “their own kind”[53]

Gerald Krefetz summarizes the myth as “[Jews] control the banks, the money supply, the economy, and businesses – of the community, of the country, of the world”.[54] Krefetz gives, as illustrations, many slurs and proverbs (in several different languages) which suggest that Jews are stingy, or greedy, or miserly, or aggressive bargainers.[55] During the nineteenth century, Jews were described as “scurrilous, stupid, and tight-fisted”, but after theJewish Emancipation and the rise of Jews to the middle- or upper-class in Europe were portrayed as “clever, devious, and manipulative financiers out to dominate [world finances]”.[56]

Leon Poliakov asserts that economic antisemitism is not a distinct form of antisemitism, but merely a manifestation of theologic antisemitism (because, without the theological causes of the economic antisemitism, there would be no economic antisemitism). In opposition to this view, Derek Penslar contends that in the modern era, the economic antisemitism is “distinct and nearly constant” but theological antisemitism is “often subdued”.[57]

Racial antisemitism

Jewish Soviet soldier taken prisoner by the German Army, August 1941. At least 50,000 Jewish soldiers were shot after selection.

Racial antisemitism is prejudice against Jews as a racial/ethnic group, rather than Judaism as a religion.[58]

Racial antisemitism is the idea that the Jews are a distinct and inferior race compared to their host nations. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, it gained mainstream acceptance as part of the eugenics movement, which categorized non-Europeans as inferior. It more specifically claimed that Northern Europeans, or “Aryans”, were superior. Racial anti-Semites saw the Jews as part of a Semitic race and emphasized their non-European origins and culture. They saw Jews as beyond redemption even if they converted to the majority religion.[citation needed]

Racial antisemitism replaced the hatred of Judaism with the hatred of Jews as a group. In the context of the Industrial Revolution, following the Jewish Emancipation, Jews rapidly urbanized and experienced a period of greater social mobility. With the decreasing role of religion in public life tempering religious antisemitism, a combination of growing nationalism, the rise of eugenics, and resentment at the socio-economic success of the Jews led to the newer, and more virulent, racist antisemitism.[citation needed]

According to William Nichols, religious antisemitism may be distinguished from modern antisemitism based on racial or ethnic grounds. “The dividing line was the possibility of effective conversion . . . a Jew ceased to be a Jew upon baptism.” However, with racial antisemitism, “Now the assimilated Jew was still a Jew, even after baptism … . From the Enlightenment onward, it is no longer possible to draw clear lines of distinction between religious and racial forms of hostility towards Jews… Once Jews have been emancipated and secular thinking makes its appearance, without leaving behind the old Christian hostility towards Jews, the new term antisemitism becomes almost unavoidable, even before explicitly racist doctrines appear.”[59]

In the early 19th century, a number of laws enabling emancipation of the Jews were enacted in Western European countries.[60][61] The old laws restricting them to ghettos, as well as the many laws that limited their property rights, rights of worship and occupation, were rescinded. Despite this, traditional discrimination and hostility to Jews on religious grounds persisted and was supplemented by racial antisemitism, encouraged by the work of racial theorists such as Joseph Arthur de Gobineau and particularly his Essay on the Inequality of the Human Race of 1853–5. Nationalist agendas based on ethnicity, known as ethnonationalism, usually excluded the Jews from the national community as an alien race.[62] Allied to this were theories of Social Darwinism, which stressed a putative conflict between higher and lower races of human beings. Such theories, usually posited by northern Europeans, advocated the superiority of white Aryans to Semitic Jews.[63]

Political antisemitism

“The whole problem of the Jews exists only in nation states, for here their energy and higher intelligence, their accumulated capital of spirit and will, gathered from generation to generation through a long schooling in suffering, must become so preponderant as to arouse mass envy and hatred. In almost all contemporary nations, therefore – in direct proportion to the degree to which they act up nationalistially – the literary obscenity of leading the Jews to slaughter as scapegoats of every conceivable public and internal misfortune is spreading.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche, 1886, [MA 1 475][64]

William Brustein defines political antisemitism as hostility toward Jews based on the belief that Jews seek national and/or world power.” Yisrael Gutman characterizes political antisemitism as tending to “lay responsibility on the Jews for defeats and political economic crises” while seeking to “exploit opposition and resistance to Jewish influence as elements in political party platforms.”[65]

According to Viktor Karády, political antisemitism became widespread after the legal emancipation of the Jews and sought to reverse some of the consequences of that emancipation. [66]

Conspiracy theories

Holocaust denial and Jewish conspiracy theories are also considered a form of antisemitism.[67][68][69][70][71][71] [72] [73]Zoological conspiracy theories have been propagated by the Arab media and Arabic language websites, alleging a “Zionist plot” behind the use of animals to attack civilians or to conduct espionage.[74]

New antisemitism

Main article: New antisemitism

Starting in the 1990s, some scholars have advanced the concept of new antisemitism, coming simultaneously from the left, the right, and radical Islam, which tends to focus on opposition to the creation of a Jewish homeland in the State of Israel,[75] and they argue that the language of anti-Zionism and criticism of Israel are used to attack Jews more broadly. In this view, the proponents of the new concept believe that criticisms of Israel and Zionism are often disproportionate in degree and unique in kind, and they attribute this to antisemitism.[76] It is asserted that the new antisemitism deploys traditional antisemitic motifs, including older motifs such as the blood libel.[75]

Critics of the concept view it as trivializing the meaning of antisemitism, and as exploiting antisemitism in order to silence debate and to deflect attention from legitimate criticism of the State of Israel, and, by associating anti-Zionism with antisemitism, misused to taint anyone opposed to Israeli actions and policies.[77]


The massacre of the Banu Qurayza, a Jewish tribe of Medina, 627

Many authors see the roots of modern antisemitism in both pagan antiquity and early Christianity. Jerome Chanes identifies six stages in the historical development of antisemitism:

  1. Pre-Christian anti-Judaism in ancient Greece and Rome which was primarily ethnic in nature
  2. Christian antisemitism in antiquity and the Middle Ages which was religious in nature and has extended into modern times
  3. Traditional Muslim antisemitism which was – at least in its classical form – nuanced in that Jews were a protected class
  4. Political, social and economic antisemitism of Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment Europe which laid the groundwork for racial antisemitism
  5. Racial antisemitism that arose in the 19th century and culminated in Nazism in the 20th century
  6. Contemporary antisemitism which has been labeled by some as the New Antisemitism

Chanes suggests that these six stages could be merged into three categories: “ancient antisemitism, which was primarily ethnic in nature; Christian antisemitism, which was religious; and the racial antisemitism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.”[78]

Ancient world

The first clear examples of anti-Jewish sentiment can be traced back to Alexandria in the 3rd century BCE.[34] Alexandria was home to the largest Jewish diaspora community in the world at the time and the Septuagint, a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, was produced there. Manetho, an Egyptian priest and historian of that era, wrote scathingly of the Jews. His themes are repeated in the works of ChaeremonLysimachusPoseidoniusApollonius Molon, and in Apion and Tacitus.[79]Agatharchides of Cnidus ridiculed the practices of the Jews and the “absurdity of their Law“, making a mocking reference to how Ptolemy Lagus was able to invade Jerusalem in 320 BCE because its inhabitants were observing the Shabbat.[79] One of the earliest anti-Jewish edicts, promulgated by Antiochus IV Epiphanes in about 170–167 BCE, sparked a revolt of theMaccabees in Judea.

In view of Manetho’s anti-Jewish writings, antisemitism may have originated in Egypt and been spread by “the Greek retelling of Ancient Egyptian prejudices”.[80] The ancient Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria describes an attack on Jews in Alexandria in 38 CE in which thousands of Jews died.[81][82] The violence in Alexandria may have been caused by the Jews being portrayed as misanthropes.[83] Tcherikover argues that the reason for hatred of Jews in the Hellenistic period was their separateness in the Greek cities, the poleis.[84] Bohak has argued, however, that early animosity against the Jews cannot be regarded as being anti-Judaic or antisemitic unless it arose from attitudes that were held against the Jews alone, and that many Greeks showed animosity toward any group they regarded as barbarians.[85] Statements exhibiting prejudice against Jews and their religion can be found in the works of many paganGreek and Roman writers.[86] Edward Flannery writes that it was the Jews’ refusal to accept Greek religious and social standards that marked them out. Hecataetus of Abdera, a Greek historian of the early third century BCE, wrote that Moses “in remembrance of the exile of his people, instituted for them a misanthropic and inhospitable way of life.” Manetho, an Egyptian historian, wrote that the Jews were expelled Egyptian lepers who had been taught by Moses “not to adore the gods.” Edward Flannery describes antisemitism in ancient times as essentially “cultural, taking the shape of a national xenophobia played out in political settings.”[34]

There are examples of Hellenistic rulers desecrating the Temple and banning Jewish religious practices, such as circumcision, Shabbat observance, study of Jewish religious books, etc. Examples may also be found in anti-Jewish riots in Alexandria in the 3rd century BCE.

The Jewish diaspora on the Nile island Elephantine, which was founded by mercenaries, experienced the destruction of its temple in 410 BCE.[87]

Relationships between the Jewish people and the occupying Roman Empire were at times antagonistic and resulted in several rebellions. According to Suetonius, the emperor Tiberiusexpelled from Rome Jews who had gone to live there. The 18th-century English historian Edward Gibbon identified a more tolerant period in Roman-Jewish relations beginning in about 160 CE.[34] However, when Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire, the state’s attitude towards the Jews gradually worsened.

James Carroll asserted: “Jews accounted for 10% of the total population of the Roman Empire. By that ratio, if other factors such as pogroms and conversions had not intervened, there would be 200 million Jews in the world today, instead of something like 13 million.”[88][89]

Persecutions in the Middle Ages

From the 9th century CE, the medieval Islamic world classified Jews (and Christians) as dhimmi, and allowed Jews to practice their religion more freely than they could do in medieval Christian Europe. Under Islamic rule, there was a Golden age of Jewish culture in Spain that lasted until at least the 11th century.[90] It ended when several Muslim pogroms against Jews took place on the Iberian Peninsula, including those that occurred in Córdoba in 1011 and in Granada in 1066.[91][92][93] Several decrees ordering the destruction of synagogues were also enacted in Egypt,SyriaIraq and Yemen from the 11th century. In addition, Jews were forced to convert to Islam or face death in some parts of YemenMoroccoand Baghdad several times between the 12th and 18th centuries.[94] The Almohads, who had taken control of the Almoravids‘ Maghribi and Andalusian territories by 1147,[95] were far more fundamentalist in outlook compared to their predecessors, and they treated the dhimmisharshly. Faced with the choice of either death or conversion, many Jews and Christians emigrated.[96][97][98] Some, such as the family ofMaimonides, fled east to more tolerant Muslim lands,[96] while some others went northward to settle in the growing Christian kingdoms.[99]

During the Middle Ages in Europe there was persecution against Jews in many places, with blood libels, expulsions, forced conversions andmassacres. A main justification of prejudice against Jews in Europe was religious.

The persecution hit its first peak during the Crusades. In the First Crusade (1096) hundreds or even thousands of Jews were killed as the crusaders arrived. [100] This was the first major outbreak of anti-Jewish violence Christian Europe outside Spain and was cited by Zionists in the 19th century as indicating the need for a state of Israel.[101]

In the Second Crusade (1147) the Jews in Germany were subject to several massacres. The Jews were also subjected to attacks by theShepherds’ Crusades of 1251 and 1320. The Crusades were followed by expulsions, including, in 1290, the banishing of all English Jews; in 1394, the expulsion of 100,000[citation needed] Jews in France; and in 1421, the expulsion of thousands from Austria. Many of the expelled Jews fled to Poland.[102] In medieval and Renaissance Europe, a major contributor to the deepening of antisemitic sentiment and legal action among the Christian populations was the popular preaching of the zealous reform religious orders, the Franciscans (especially Bernardino of Feltre) and Dominicans (especially Vincent Ferrer), who combed Europe and promoted antisemitism through their often fiery, emotional appeals.[103]

As the Black Death epidemics devastated Europe in the mid-14th century, causing the death of a large part of the population, Jews were used asscapegoats. Rumors spread that they caused the disease by deliberately poisoning wells. Hundreds of Jewish communities were destroyed. Although Pope Clement VI tried to protect them by issuing two papal bulls in 1348, the first on 6 July and an additional one several months later, 900 Jews were burned alive in Strasbourg, where the plague had not yet affected the city.[104]

17th century

During the mid-to-late 17th century the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was devastated by several conflicts, in which the Commonwealth lost over a third of its population (over 3 million people), and Jewish losses were counted in the hundreds of thousands. The first of these conflicts was the Khmelnytsky Uprising, when Bohdan Khmelnytsky‘s supporters massacred tens of thousands of Jews in the eastern and southern areas he controlled (today’s Ukraine). The precise number of dead may never be known, but the decrease of the Jewish population during that period is estimated at 100,000 to 200,000, which also includes emigration, deaths from diseases and captivity in the Ottoman Empire, called jasyr.[105][106]

European immigrants to the United States brought antisemitism to the country as early as the 17th century. Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch governor of New Amsterdam, implemented plans to prevent Jews from settling in the city. During the Colonial Era, the American government limited the political and economic rights of Jews. It was not until the Revolutionary War that Jews gained legal rights, including the right to vote. However, even at their peak, the restrictions on Jews in the United States were never as stringent as they had been in Europe.[107]


In 1744, Frederick II of Prussia limited the number of Jews allowed to live in Breslau to only ten so-called “protected” Jewish families and encouraged a similar practice in other Prussian cities. In 1750 he issued the Revidiertes General Privilegium und Reglement vor die Judenschaft: the “protected” Jews had an alternative to “either abstain from marriage or leave Berlin” (quoting Simon Dubnow). In the same year, Archduchess of Austria Maria Theresa ordered Jews out of Bohemia but soon reversed her position, on the condition that Jews pay for their readmission every ten years. This extortion was known as malke-geld (queen’s money). In 1752 she introduced the law limiting each Jewish family to one son. In 1782, Joseph II abolished most of these persecution practices in his Toleranzpatent, on the condition that Yiddish and Hebrew were eliminated from public records and that judicial autonomy was annulled. Moses Mendelssohn wrote that “Such a tolerance… is even more dangerous play in tolerance than open persecution.”

In 1772, the empress of Russia Catherine II forced the Jews of the Pale of Settlement to stay in their shtetls and forbade them from returning to the towns that they occupied before the partition of Poland.[108]

According to Arnold Ages, Voltaire‘s “Lettres philosophiques, Dictionnaire philosophique, and Candide, to name but a few of his better known works, are saturated with comments on Jews and Judaism and the vast majority are negative”.[109] Paul H. Meyer adds: “There is no question but that Voltaire, particularly in his latter years, nursed a violent hatred of the Jews and it is equally certain that his animosity…did have a considerable impact on public opinion in France.” [110] Thirty of the 118 articles in Voltaire’s Dictionnaire Philosophique concerned Jews and described them in consistently negative ways,[111]

Islamic antisemitism in the 19th century

Historian Martin Gilbert writes that it was in the 19th century that the position of Jews worsened in Muslim countries. Benny Morris writes that one symbol of Jewish degradation was the phenomenon of stone-throwing at Jews by Muslim children. Morris quotes a 19th-century traveler: “I have seen a little fellow of six years old, with a troop of fat toddlers of only three and four, teaching [them] to throw stones at a Jew, and one little urchin would, with the greatest coolness, waddle up to the man and literally spit upon his Jewish gaberdine. To all this the Jew is obliged to submit; it would be more than his life was worth to offer to strike a Mahommedan.”[112]

In the middle of the 19th century, J. J. Benjamin wrote about the life of Persian Jews, describing conditions and beliefs that went back to the 16th century: “…they are obliged to live in a separate part of town… Under the pretext of their being unclean, they are treated with the greatest severity and should they enter a street, inhabited by Mussulmans, they are pelted by the boys and mobs with stones and dirt… .”[113]

Secular or racial antisemitism

In 1850 the German composer Richard Wagner published Das Judenthum in der Musik (“Jewishness in Music”) under a pseudonym in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik. The essay began as an attack on Jewish composers, particularly Wagner’s contemporaries (and rivals) Felix Mendelssohnand Giacomo Meyerbeer, but expanded to accuse Jews of being a harmful and alien element in German culture. Antisemitism can also be found in many of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, published from 1812 to 1857. It is mainly characterized by Jews being the villainof a story, such as in “The Good Bargain (Der gute Handel)” and “The Jew Among Thorns (Der Jude im Dorn).”

The middle 19th century saw continued official harassment of the Jews, especially in Eastern Europe under Czarist influence. For example, in 1846, 80 Jews approached the governor in Warsaw to retain the right to wear their traditional dress, but were immediately rebuffed by having their hair and beards forcefully cut, at their own expense.[114]

In America, even such influential figures as Walt Whitman tolerated bigotry toward the Jews. During his time as editor of the Brooklyn Eagle (1846-1848), the newspaper published historical sketches casting Jews in a bad light.[115]

The Dreyfus Affair was an infamous antisemitic event of the late 19th century and early 20th century. Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery captain in the French Army, was accused in 1894 of passing secrets to the Germans. As a result of these charges, Dreyfus was convicted and sentenced tolife imprisonment on Devil’s Island. The actual spy, Marie Charles Esterhazy, was acquitted. The event caused great uproar among the French, with the public choosing sides on the issue of whether Dreyfus was actually guilty or not. Émile Zola accused the army of corrupting the French justice system. However, general consensus held that Dreyfus was guilty: 80% of the press in France condemned him. This attitude among the majority of the French population reveals the underlying antisemitism of the time period.[116]

Adolf Stoecker (1835–1909), the Lutheran court chaplain to Kaiser Wilhelm I, founded in 1878 an antisemitic, anti-liberal political party called theChristian Social Party.[117][118] This party always remained small, and its support dwindled after Stoecker’s death, with most of its members eventually joining larger conservative groups such as the German National People’s Party.

Some scholars view Karl Marx’s essay On The Jewish Question as antisemitic, and argue that he often used antisemitic epithets in his published and private writings.[119][120][121] These scholars argue that Marx equated Judaism with capitalism in his essay, helping to spread that idea. Some further argue that the essay influenced National Socialist, as well as Soviet and Arab antisemites.[122][123][124] Marx himself had Jewish ancestry, and Albert Lindemann and Hyam Maccoby have suggested that he was embarrassed by it.[125][126] Others argue that Marx consistently supported Prussian Jewish communities’ struggles to achieve equal political rights. These scholars argue that “On the Jewish Question” is a critique of Bruno Bauer’s arguments that Jews must convert to Christianity before being emancipated, and is more generally a critique of liberal rights discourses and capitalism.[127][128][129][130] David McLellan and Francis Wheen argue that readers should interpret On the Jewish Question in the deeper context of Marx’s debates with Bruno Bauer, author of The Jewish Question, about Jewish emancipation in Germany. According to McLellan, Marx used the wordJudentum colloquially, as meaning commerce, arguing that Germans must be emancipated from the capitalist mode of production not Judaism or Jews in particular.[131]

20th century

The victims of a 1905 pogrom inYekaterinoslav

Between 1900 and 1924, approximately 1.75 million Jews migrated to America, the bulk from Eastern Europe. Before 1900 American Jews had always amounted to less than 1% of America’s total population, but by 1930 Jews formed about 3.5%. This increase, combined with the upward social mobility of some Jews, contributed to a resurgence of antisemitism. In the first half of the 20th century, in the USA, Jews were discriminated against in employment, access to residential and resort areas, membership in clubs and organizations, and in tightened quotas on Jewish enrolment and teaching positions in colleges and universities. The lynching of Leo Frank by a mob of prominent citizens in Marietta, Georgia in 1915 turned the spotlight on antisemitism in the United States.[132] The case was also used to build support for the renewal of the Ku Klux Klan which had been inactive since 1870.[133]

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Beilis Trial in Russia represented incidents of blood-libel in Europe. Christians used allegations of Jews killing Christians as a justification for the killing of Jews.

Antisemitism in America reached its peak during the interwar period. The pioneer automobile manufacturer Henry Ford propagated antisemitic ideas in his newspaper The Dearborn Independent (published by Ford from 1919 to 1927). The radio speeches of Father Coughlin in the late 1930s attacked Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s New Deal and promoted the notion of a Jewish financial conspiracy. Some prominent politicians shared such views: Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the United States House Committee on Banking and Currency, blamed Jews for Roosevelt’s decision to abandon the gold standard, and claimed that “in the United States today, the Gentiles have the slips of paper while the Jews have the lawful money”.[134]

Einsatzgruppe A members shoot Jews on the outskirts of Kaunas, 1941–1942

In the early 1940s the aviator Charles Lindbergh and many prominent Americans led The America First Committee in opposing any involvement in the war against Fascism. During his July 1936 visit to Germany, Lindbergh wrote letters saying that there was “more intelligent leadership in Germany than is generally recognized”.

The German American Bund held parades in New York City during the late 1930s, where members wore Nazi uniforms and raised flags featuringswastikas alongside American flags. With the start of U.S. involvement in World War II most of the Bund’s members were placed[by whom?] in internment camps, and some were deported[by whom?] at the end of the war.

Sometimes race riots, as in Detroit in 1943, targeted Jewish businesses for looting and burning.[135]

A wagon piled high with corpses outside the crematorium at the recently liberated Buchenwald concentration camp

In Germany, Nazism led Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, who came to power on 30 January 1933, instituted repressive legislation denying the Jews basic civil rights. In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws prohibited sexual relations and marriages between “Aryans” and Jews as Rassenschande (“race disgrace”) and stripped all German Jews, even quarter- and half-Jews, from their citizenship, (their official title became “subjects of the state”). It instituted a pogrom on the night of 9–10 November 1938, dubbed Kristallnacht, in which Jews were killed, their property destroyed and their synagogues torched.[136] Antisemitic laws, agitation and propaganda were extended to German-occupied Europe in the wake of conquest, often building on local antisemitic traditions. In the east the Third Reich forced Jews into ghettos in WarsawKrakowLvovLublin and Radom.[137] After the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 a campaign of mass murder, conducted by the Einsatzgruppen, culminated between 1942 to 1945 in systematicgenocidethe Holocaust.[138] Eleven million Jews were targeted for extermination by the Nazis, and some six million were eventually killed.[138][139][140]

Antisemitism was commonly used as an instrument for personal conflicts in the Soviet Union, starting from conflict between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky and continuing through numerous conspiracy-theories spread by official propaganda. Antisemitism in the USSR reached new heights after 1948 during the campaign against the “rootless cosmopolitan” (euphemism for “Jew”) in which numerous Yiddish-language poets, writers, painters and sculptors were killed or arrested.[141][142] This culminated in the so-called Doctors’ Plot (1952–1953). Similar antisemitic propaganda in Poland resulted in the flight of Polish Jewish survivors from the country.[142]

After the war, the Kielce pogrom and “March 1968 events” in communist Poland represented further incidents of antisemitism in Europe. The anti-Jewish violence in postwar Poland has a common theme of blood-libel rumours.[143][144]

In 1965 Pope Paul VI issued a papal decree disbanding the cult of Simon of Trent, the shrine erected to him was dismantled,[145] and Simon was decanonized.[146]


Dean Phillip Bell documents and enumerates a number of categories and causes for anti-Jewish sentiment. He describes political, social, and pseudo-scientific efforts to separate Jews from “civil” society and notes that antisemitism was part of a larger attempt to differentiate status based on racial background. Bell writes, “Socio-psychological explanations focus on concepts of projected guilt and displaced aggression, the search for a scapegoat. Ethnic explanations associated marginalization, or negative representation of the Other, with perceived ethnic differences. Xenophobia ascribes anti-Jewish sentiment to broader concern over minority groups within a national or regional identity.[147]

There are a number of antisemitic canards which are used to fuel and justify antisemitic sentiment and activities. These include conspiracy theories and myths such as: that Jews killed Christ, poisoned wells, killed Christian children, or “made up” the Holocaust, plot to control the world, harvest organs, and other invented stories. A number of conspiracy theories also include accusations that Jews control the media or global financial institutions.

Current situation

A March 2008 report by the U.S. State Department found that there was an increase in antisemitism across the world, and that both old and new expressions of antisemitism persist.[148] A 2012 report by the U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor also noted a continued global increase in anti-Semitism, and found that Holocaust denial and opposition to Israeli policy at times was used to promote or justify blatant anti-Semitism.[149]

South and North America


Main article: Antisemitism in Canada

Although antisemitism in Canada is less prevalent than in many other countries, there have been recent incidents. For example, a 2004 study identified 24 incidents of antisemitism between March 14 and July 14, 2004 in Newfoundland, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and some smaller Ontario communities. The incidents included vandalism and other attacks on four synagogues, six cemeteries, four schools, and a number of businesses and private residences.[150]

United States

In November 2005, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights examined antisemitism on college campuses. It reported that “incidents of threatened bodily injury, physical intimidation or property damage are now rare”, but antisemitism still occurs on many campuses and is a “serious problem.” The Commission recommended that the U.S. Department of Education‘s Office for Civil Rights protect college students from antisemitism through vigorous enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and further recommended that Congress clarify that Title VI applies to discrimination against Jewish students.[151]

On 19 September 2006, Yale University founded the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA), the first North American university-based center for study of the subject, as part of its Institution for Social and Policy Studies. Director Charles Small of the Center cited the increase in antisemitism worldwide in recent years as generating a “need to understand the current manifestation of this disease”.[152] In June 2011, Yale voted to close this initiative. After carrying out a routine review, the faculty review committee said that the initiative had not met its research and teaching standards. Donald Green, then head of Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the body under whose aegis the antisemitism initiative was run, said that it had not had many papers published in the relevant leading journals or attracted many students. As with other programs that had been in a similar situation, the initiative had therefore been cancelled.[153][154] This decision has been criticized by figures such as former U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Staff Director Kenneth L. Marcus, who is now the director of the Initiative to Combat Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism in America’s Educational Systems at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research, and Deborah Lipstadt, who described the decision as “weird” and “strange.”[155] Antony Lerman has supported Yale’s decision, describing the YIISA as a politicized initiative that was devoted to the promotion of Israel rather than to serious research on antisemitism.[156]

A 2007 survey by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) concluded that 15% of Americans hold antisemitic views, which was in-line with the average of the previous ten years, but a decline from the 29% of the early sixties. The survey concluded that education was a strong predictor, “with most educated Americans being remarkably free of prejudicial views.” The belief that Jews have too much power was considered a common antisemitic view by the ADL. Other views indicating antisemitism, according to the survey, include the view that Jews are more loyal to Israel than America, and that they are responsible for the death of Jesus of Nazareth. The survey found that antisemitic Americans are likely to be intolerant generally, e.g. regarding immigration and free-speech. The 2007 survey also found that 29% of foreign-born Hispanics and 32% of African-Americans hold strong antisemitic beliefs, three times more than the 10% for whites.[157]

A 2009 study published in Boston Review found that nearly 25% of non-Jewish Americans blamed Jews for the financial crisis of 2008–2009, with a higher percentage among Democrats than Republicans.[158]

In August 2012, the California state assembly approved a non-binding resolution that “encourages university leaders to combat a wide array of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel actions,” although the resolution “is purely symbolic and does not carry policy implications.”[159]


Anti-Semitic graffiti in Venezuela

Further information: History of the Jews in Venezuela

In a 2009 news story, Michael Rowan and Douglas E. Schoen wrote, “In an infamous Christmas Eve speech several years ago, Chávez said the Jews killed Christ and have been gobbling up wealth and causing poverty and injustice worldwide ever since.”[160] Hugo Chávez stated that “[t]he world is for all of us, then, but it so happens that a minority, the descendants of the same ones that crucified Christ, the descendants of the same ones that kickedBolívar out of here and also crucified him in their own way over there in Santa Marta, in Colombia. A minority has taken possession of all of the wealth of the world.”[161]

In February 2012, opposition candidate for the 2012 Venezuelan presidential election Henrique Capriles was subject to what foreign journalists characterized as vicious[162] attacks by state-run media sources.[163][164] The Wall Street Journal said that Capriles “was vilified in a campaign in Venezuela’s state-run media, which insinuated he was, among other things, a homosexual and a Zionist agent”.[162] A 13 February 2012 opinion article in the state-owned Radio Nacional de Venezuela, titled “The Enemy is Zionism”[165] attacked Capriles’ Jewish ancestry and linked him with Jewish national groups because of a meeting he had held with local Jewish leaders,[162][163][166] saying, “This is our enemy, the Zionism that Capriles today represents … Zionism, along with capitalism, are responsible for 90% of world poverty and imperialist wars.”[162]


According to a 2004 report from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, antisemitism had increased significantly in Europe since 2000, with significant increases in verbal attacks against Jews and vandalism such as graffiti, fire bombings of Jewish schools, desecration of synagogues and cemeteries. Germany, France, Britain, and Russia are the countries with the highest rate of antisemitic incidents in Europe.[167] The Netherlands and Sweden have also consistently had high rates of antisemitic attacks since 2000.[168]

Some claim that recent European antisemitic violence can actually be seen as a spillover from the long running Arab-Israeli conflict since the majority of the perpetrators are from the large Muslim immigrant communities in European cities. However, compared to France, the United Kingdom and much of the rest of Europe, in Germany Arab and pro-Palestinian groups are involved in only a small percentage of antisemitic incidents.[167][169] According to The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, most of the more extreme attacks on Jewish sites and physical attacks on Jews in Europe come from militant Islamic and Muslim groups, and most Jews tend to be assaulted in countries where groups of young Muslim immigrants reside.[170]

On 1 January 2006, Britain’s chief rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, warned that what he called a “tsunami of antisemitism” was spreading globally. In an interview with BBC Radio 4, Sacks said: “A number of my rabbinical colleagues throughout Europe have been assaulted and attacked on the streets. We’ve had synagogues desecrated. We’ve had Jewish schools burnt to the ground – not here but in France. People are attempting to silence and even ban Jewish societies on campuses on the grounds that Jews must support the state of Israel, therefore they should be banned, which is quite extraordinary because … British Jews see themselves as British citizens. So it’s that kind of feeling that you don’t know what’s going to happen next that’s making … some European Jewish communities uncomfortable.”[171]

Following an escalation in antisemitism in 2012, which included the deadly shooting of three children at a Jewish school in France, the European Jewish Congress demanded in July a more proactive response. EJC President Moshe Kantor explained, “We call on authorities to take a more proactive approach so there would be no reason for statements of regret and denunciation. All these smaller attacks remind me of smaller tremors before a massive earthquake. The Jewish community cannot afford to be subject to an earthquake and the authorities cannot say that the writing was not on the wall.” He added that European countries should take legislative efforts to ban any form of incitement, as well as to equip the authorities with the necessary tools to confront any attempt to expand terrorist and violent activities against Jewish communities in Europe.[172]



Further information: History of the Jews in Germany

The Interior Minister of Germany, Wolfgang Schäuble, points out the official policy of Germany: “We will not tolerate any form of extremism, xenophobia or anti-Semitism.”[173] Although the number of extreme right-wing groups and organisations grew from 141 (2001)[174] to 182 (2006),[175] especially in the formerly communist East Germany,[173] Germany’s measures against right-wing groups and antisemitism are effective, despite Germany having the highest rates of antisemitic acts in Europe. According to the annual reports of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution the overall number of far-right extremists in Germany dropped during the last years from 49,700 (2001),[174] 45,000 (2002),[174] 41,500 (2003),[174] 40,700 (2004),[175] 39,000 (2005),[175] to 38,600 in 2006.[175] Germany provided several million Euros to fund “nationwide programs aimed at fighting far-right extremism, including teams of traveling consultants, and victims’ groups.”[176]

In July 2012, two women were assaulted in Germany, sprayed with tear gas, and were shown a “Hitler salute,” apparently because of a Star of David necklace that they wore.[177]

In late August 2012, Berlin police investigated an attack on a 53-year-old rabbi and his 6-year-old daughter, allegedly by four Arab teens, after which the rabbi needed treatment for head wounds at a hospital. The police classified the attack as a hate crime. Jüdische Allgemeine reported that the rabbi was wearing a kippah and was approached by one of the teens, who asked the rabbi if he was Jewish. The teen then attacked the rabbi while yelling antisemitic comments, and threatened to kill the rabbi’s daughter. Berlin’s mayor condemned the attack, saying that “Berlin is an international city in which intolerance, xenophobia and anti-Semitism are not being tolerated. Police will undertake all efforts to find and arrest the perpetrators.”[178]

In October 2012, various historians, including Dr. Julius H. Schoeps, a prominent German-Jewish historian and a member of the German Interior Ministry’s commission to combat antisemitism, charged the majority of Bundestag deputies with failing to understand antisemitism and the imperativeness of periodic legislative reports on German antisemitism. Schoeps cited various anti-Semitic statements by German parliament members as well. The report in question determined that 15% of Germans are anti-Semitic while over 20% espouse “latent anti-Semitism,” but the report has been criticized for downplaying the sharpness of antisemitism in Germany, as well as for failing to examine anti-Israel media coverage in Germany.[179]


Main article: Antisemitism in Greece


In the 21st century, antisemitism in Hungary has evolved and received an institutional framework, while verbal and physical aggression against Jews has escalated, creating a great difference between its earlier manifestations in the 1990s and recent developments. One of the major representatives of this institutionalized antisemitic ideology is the popular Hungarian party Jobbik, which received 17 percent of the vote in the April 2010 national election. The far-right subculture, which ranges from nationalist shops to radical-nationalist and neo-Nazi festivals and events, plays a major role in the institutionalization of Hungarian antisemitism in the 21st century. The contemporary antisemitic rhetoric has been updated and expanded, but is still based on the old antisemitic notions. The traditional accusations and motifs include such phrases as Jewish occupation, international Jewish conspiracy, Jewish responsibility for the Treaty of Trianon, Judeo-Bolshevism, as well as blood libels against Jews. Nevertheless, in the past few years, this has been increased with the Palestinization of the Hungarian people,[180] the reemergence of the blood libel and an increase in Holocaust relativization and denial, while the monetary crisis has revived references to the “Jewish banker class”.[181]

The Netherlands

The Netherlands has the second highest incidence of anti-Semitic incidents in the European Union. However, it is difficult to obtain exact figures because the specific groups against whom attacks are made are not specifically identified in police reports, and analyses of police data for anti-Semitism therefore relies on key-word searches, e.g. “Jew” or “Israel”. According to Centre for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI), a pro-Israel lobby group in the Netherlands,[182] the number of anti-Semite incidents reported in the whole of the Netherlands was 108 in 2008, 93 in 2009, and 124 in 2010. Some two thirds of this are acts of aggression. There are approximately 52 000 Dutch Jews.[183] According to the NRC Handelsblad newspaper, the number of anti-Semite incidents in Amsterdam was 14 in 2008 and 30 in 2009.[184] In 2010, Raphaël Evers, an orthodox rabbi in Amsterdam, told the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that Jews can no longer be safe in the city anymore due to the risk of violent assaults. “We Jews no longer feel at home here in the Netherlands. Many people talk about moving to Israel,” he said.[185]

According to the Anne Frank Foundation, anti-Semitism in the Netherlands in 2011 was roughly at the same level as in 2010.[186] Actual anti-Semitic incidents increased from 19 in 2010 to 30 in 2011. Verbal anti-Semitic incidents dropped slightly from 1173 in 2010 to 1098 in 2011. This accouns for 75%-80% of all verbal racist incidents in the Netherlands. Anti-Semitism is more prevalent in the age group 23–27 years, which is a younger group than that of racist incidents in general.


Antisemithic graffiti in LvivJews will not reside in Lviv, 2007

Oleh Tyahnybok, the leader of the far-right Svoboda party, whose members hold senior positions in Ukraine’s government, urged his party to fight “the Moscow-Jewish mafia ruling Ukraine.”[187] The Algemeiner Journal reported: “Svoboda supporters include among their heroes leaders of pro-Nazi World War II organizations known for their atrocities against Jews and Poles, such as the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), and the 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division.”[188]

According to the The Simon Wiesenthal Center (in January 2011) “Ukraine has, to the best of our knowledge, never conducted a single investigation of a local Nazi war criminal, let alone prosecuted a Holocaust perpetrator.”[189]

Right Sector‘s leader for West Ukraine, Oleksandr Muzychko, has talked about fighting “communists, Jews and Russians for as long as blood flows in my veins.”[190] According to Der SpiegelDmytro Yarosh, leader of the far-right Right Sector, wrote: “I wonder how it came to pass that most of the billionaires in Ukraine are Jews?”[191]

In April 2014, Donetsk Chief Rabbi Pinchas Vishedski said that “Anti-Semitic incidents in the Russian-speaking east were rare, unlike in Kiev and western Ukraine.”[192]

United Kingdom

In 2005, a group of British Members of Parliament set up an inquiry into antisemitism, which published its findings in 2006. Its report stated that “until recently, the prevailing opinion both within the Jewish community and beyond [had been] that antisemitism had receded to the point that it existed only on the margins of society.” It found a reversal of this progress since 2000. In his oral evidence, the Chief Rabbi stated: “If you were to ask me is Britain an antisemitic society, the answer is manifestly and obviously no. It is one of the least antisemitic societies in the world.” The inquiry set out to investigate the problem, identify the sources of contemporary antisemitism and make recommendations to improve the situation. It discussed the influence of the Israel-Palestine conflict and issues of anti-Israel sentiment versus antisemitism at length and noted “most of those who gave evidence were at pains to explain that criticism of Israel is not to be regarded in itself as antisemitic … The Israeli government itself may, at times, have mistakenly perceived criticism of its policies and actions to be motivated by antisemitism.”[193] In November 2010, the BBC‘s investigative program Panorama reported that Saudi national textbooks advocating antisemitism were being used in Islamic religious programs attended by 5,000 British schoolchildren in the United Kingdom. In the textbooks, Jews were described as looking like monkeys and pigs.[194]

A report released in 2012 by the Community Security Trust, documenting antisemitic incidents from January–June 2012, revealed that the number of incidents rose in these months compared to incidents in 2011, with 299 cases deemed antisemitic. There was a significant rise in the number of antisemitic incidents in March 2012, apparently influenced by the antisemitic terrorist attack in Toulouse, France during that month by Mohammed Merah.[195][196]


France is home to the continent’s largest Jewish community (about 600,000). Jewish leaders decry an intensifying antisemitism in France,[197] mainly among Muslims of Arab or African heritage, but also growing among Caribbean islanders from former French colonies.[198] Former Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy denounced the killing of Ilan Halimi on 13 February 2006 as an antisemitic crime.

Jewish philanthropist Baron Eric de Rothschild suggests that the extent of antisemitism in France has been exaggerated. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post he says that “the one thing you can’t say is that France is an anti-Semitic country.”[199]

In March 2012, Mohammed Merah opened fire at a Jewish school in Toulouse, killing a teacher and three children. An 8-year-old girl was shot in the head at point blank range. PresidentNicolas Sarkozy said that it was “obvious” it was an antisemitic attack[200] and that, “I want to say to all the leaders of the Jewish community, how close we feel to them. All of France is by their side.” The Israeli Prime Minister condemned the “despicable anti-Semitic” murders.[201][202] After a 32 hour siege and standoff with the police outside his house, and a French raid, Merah jumped off a balcony and was shot in the head and killed.[203] Merah told police during the standoff that he intended to keep on attacking, and he loved death the way the police loved life. He also claimed connections with al-Qaeda.[204][205][206]

4 months later, in July 2012, a French Jewish teenager wearing a “distinctive religious symbol” was the victim of a violent antisemitic attack on a train travelling between Toulouse and Lyon. The teen was first verbally harassed and later beaten up by two assailants. Richard Prasquier from the French Jewish umbrella group, CRIF, called the attack “another development in the worrying trend of anti-Semitism in our country.”[207]

Another incident in July 2012 dealt with the vandalism of the synagogue of Noisy-le-Grand of the Seine-Saint-Denis district in Paris. The synagogue was vandalized three times in a ten-day period. Prayer books and shawls were thrown on the floor, windows were shattered, drawers were ransacked, and walls, tables, clocks, and floors were vandalized. The authorities were alerted of the incidents by the Bureau National de Vigilance Contre L’Antisémtisme (BNVCA), a French antisemitism watchdog group, which called for more measures to be taken to prevent future hate crimes. BNVCA President Sammy Ghozlan stated that, “Despite the measures taken, things persist, and I think that we need additional legislation, because the Jewish community is annoyed.”[208]

In August 2012, Abraham Cooper, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, met French Interior Minister Manuel Valls and reported that antisemitic attacks against French Jews increased by 40% since Merah’s shooting spree in Toulouse. Cooper pressed Valls to take extra measures to secure the safety of French Jews, as well as to discuss strategies to foil an increasing trend of lone-wolf terrorists on the Internet.[209]


Main article: Antisemitism in Norway

In 2010, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation after one year of research, revealed that antisemitism was common among some 8th, 9th, and 10th graders in Oslo’s schools. Teachers at schools with large numbers of Muslims revealed that Muslim students often “praise or admire Adolf Hitler for his killing of Jews“, that “Jew-hate is legitimate within vast groups of Muslim students” and that “Muslims laugh or command [teachers] to stop when trying to educate about the Holocaust“. Additionally, “while some students might protest when some express support forterrorism, none object when students express hate of Jews”, saying that it says in “the Quran that you shall kill Jews, all true Muslims hate Jews”. Most of these students were said to be born and raised in Norway. One Jewish father also stated that his child had been taken by a Muslim mob after school (though the child managed to escape), reportedly “to be taken out to the forest and hung because he was a Jew”.[210][211]

Norwegian Education Minister Kristin Halvorsen referred to the antisemitism reported in this study as being “completely unacceptable.” The head of a local Islamic council joined Jewish leaders and Halvorsen in denouncing such antisemitism.[212]

In October 2012, the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe issued a report regarding antisemitism in Norway, criticizing Norway for an increase in antisemitism in the country and blaming Norwegian officials for failing to address antisemitism.”[213]



Main article: Antisemitism in Russia


Main article: Antisemitism in Spain


Main article: Antisemitism in Sweden

After Germany and Austria, Sweden has the highest rate of antisemitic incidents in Europe, though the Netherlands has reported a higher rate of antisemitism in some years.[168] A government study in 2006 estimated that 15% of Swedes agree with the statement: “The Jews have too much influence in the world today”.[214] 5% of the total adult population and 39% of adult Muslims “harbour systematic antisemitic views”.[214] The former prime minister Göran Persson described these results as “surprising and terrifying”. However, the rabbi of Stockholm’s Orthodox Jewish community, Meir Horden, said that “It’s not true to say that the Swedes are anti-Semitic. Some of them are hostile to Israel because they support the weak side, which they perceive the Palestinians to be.”[215]

In 2009, a synagoguage that served the Jewish community in Malmö was set ablaze. Jewish cemeteries were repeatedly desecrated, worshippers were abused while returning home from prayer, and masked men mockingly chanted “Hitler” in the streets. As a result of security concerns, Malmö’s synagogue has guards and rocket-proof glass in the windows, and the Jewish kindergarten can only be reached through thick steel security doors.[216]

In early 2010, the Swedish publication The Local published series of articles about the growing antisemitism in Malmö, Sweden.[217] In 2009, the Malmö police received reports of 79 antisemitic incidents, which was twice the number of the previous year (2008).[218] Fredrik Sieradzki, spokesman for the Malmö Jewish community, estimated that the already small Jewish population is shrinking by 5% a year. “Malmö is a place to move away from,” he said, citing antisemitism as the primary reason.[219] In March 2010, Fredrik Sieradzk told Die Presse, an Austrian Internet publication, that Jews are being “harassed and physically attacked” by “people from the Middle East,” although he added that only a small number of Malmö’s 40,000 Muslims “exhibit hatred of Jews.”[220] In October 2010, The Forward reported on the current state of Jews and the level of antisemitism in Sweden. Henrik Bachner, a writer and professor of history at the University of Lund, claimed that members of the Swedish Parliament have attended anti-Israel rallies where the Israeli flag was burned while the flags of Hamas and Hezbollah were waved, and the rhetoric was often antisemitic—not just anti-Israel.[221] Judith Popinski, an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor, stated that she is no longer invited to schools that have a large Muslim presence to tell her story of surviving the Holocaust.[219] In December 2010, the Jewish human rights organization Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a travel advisory concerning Sweden, advising Jews to express “extreme caution” when visiting the southern parts of the country due to an alleged increase in verbal and physical harassment of Jewish citizens in the city ofMalmö.[222] Ilmar Reepalu, the mayor of Malmö for over 15 years, has been accused of failing to protect the Jewish community in Malmö, causing 30 Jewish families to leave the city in 2010, and more preparing to leave, which has left the possibility that Malmö’s Jewish community will disappear soon. Critics of Reepalu say that his statements, such as antisemitism in Malmö actually being an “understandable” consequence of Israeli policy in the Middle East, have encouraged young Muslims to abuse and harass the Jewish community.[216] In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph in February 2010, Reepalu said, “There haven’t been any attacks on Jewish people, and if Jews from the city want to move to Israel that is not a matter for Malmö,” which renewed concerns about Reepalu.[223]

Middle East

Displaced Iraqi Jews arrive in Israel, 1951

Robert Bernstein, founder of Human Rights Watch, says that antisemitism is “deeply ingrained and institutionalized” in “Arab nations in modern times.”[224]

In a 2011 survey by the Pew Research Center, all of the Muslim-majority Middle Eastern countries polled held strongly negative views of Jews. In the questionnaire, only 2% of Egyptians, 3% of Lebanese Muslims, and 2% of Jordanians reported having a positive view of Jews. Muslim-majority countries outside the Middle East held similarly negative views, with 4% of Turks and 9% of Indonesians viewing Jews favorably.[225]

According to a 2011 exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, United States, some of the dialogue from Middle East media and commentators about Jews bear a striking resemblance to Nazi propaganda.[226] According to Josef Joffe of Newsweek, “anti-Semitism—the real stuff, not just bad-mouthing particular Israeli policies—is as much part of Arab life today as the hijab or the hookah. Whereas this darkest of creeds is no longer tolerated in polite society in the West, in the Arab world, Jew hatred remains culturally endemic.”[227]

Muslim clerics in the Middle East have frequently referred to Jews as descendants of apes and pigs, which are conventional epithets for Jews and Christians.[228][229][230]

According to professor Robert Wistrich, director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA), the calls for the destruction of Israel by Iran or by Hamas,HezbollahIslamic Jihad, or the Muslim Brotherhood, represent a contemporary mode of genocidal anti-Semitism.[231]


In Egypt, Dar al-Fadhilah published a translation of Henry Ford‘s antisemitic treatise, The International Jew, complete with distinctly antisemitic imagery on the cover.[232]

On 5 May 2001, after Shimon Peres visited Egypt, the Egyptian al-Akhbar internet paper said that “lies and deceit are not foreign to Jews[…]. For this reason, Allah changed their shape and made them into monkeys and pigs.”[233]

In July 2012, Egypt’s Al Nahar channel fooled actors into thinking they were on an Israeli television show and filmed their reactions to being told it was an Israeli television show. In response, some of the actors launched into antisemitic rants or dialogue, and many became violent. Actress Mayer El Beblawi said that “Allah did not curse the worm and moth as much as he cursed the Jews” while actor Mahmoud Abdel Ghaffar launched into a violent rage and said, “You brought me someone who looks like a Jew… I hate the Jews to death” after finding out it was a prank.[234][235]


Palestinian territories

Haj Amin al-Husseini meeting withAdolf Hitler, December 1941. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem helped recruit Muslims for the Waffen-SS.

Mudar Zahran, a Palestinian, writing for the Gatestone Institute says that “the Palestinians have been used as fuel for the new form of anti-Semitism; this has hurt the Palestinians and exposed them to unprecedented and purposely media-ignored abuse by Arab governments, including some of those who claim love for the Palestinians, yet in fact only bare hatred to Jews. This has resulted in Palestinian cries for justice, equality, freedom and even basic human rights being ignored while the world getting consumed with delegitimizing Israel from either ignorance or malice.”[236]

In March 2011, the Israeli government issued a paper claiming that “Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic messages are heard regularly in the government and private media and in the mosques and are taught in school books,” to the extent that they are “an integral part of the fabric of life inside the PA.”[237] In August 2012, Israeli Strategic Affairs Ministry director-general Yossi Kuperwasser stated that Palestinian incitement to antisemitism is “going on all the time” and that it is “worrying and disturbing.” At an institutional level, he said the PA has been promoting three key messages to the Palestinian people that constitute incitement: “that the Palestinians would eventually be the sole sovereign on all the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea; that Jews, especially those who live in Israel, were not really human beings but rather ‘the scum of mankind’; and that all tools were legitimate in the struggle against Israel and the Jews.”[238]


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president of Iran, has frequently denied the Holocaust.

In July, the winner of Iran’s first annual International Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival, jointly sponsored by the semi-state-run Iranian media outlet Fars News, was an antisemitic cartoon depicting Jews praying before the New York Stock Exchange, which is made to look like the Western Wall. Other cartoons in the contest were antisemitic as well. The national director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman, condemned the cartoon, stating that “Here’s the anti-Semitic notion of Jews and their love for money, the canard that Jews ‘control’ Wall Street, and a cynical perversion of the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism,” and “Once again Iran takes the prize for promoting antisemitism.”[239][240][241]


In 2004, Al-Manar, a media network affiliated with Hezbollah, aired a drama series, The Diaspora, which observers allege is based on historical antisemitic allegations. BBC correspondents who have watched the program says it quotes extensively from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.[242]

Saudi Arabia

The website of the Saudi Arabian Supreme Commission for Tourism initially[when?] stated that Jews would not be granted tourist visas to enter the country.[243][244] The Saudi embassy in the U.S. distanced itself from the statement, which was later removed.[245]

In 2001, Arab Radio and Television of Saudi Arabia produced a 30-part television miniseries entitled “Horseman Without a Horse”, a dramatization of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.[246]One Saudi Arabian government newspaper suggested that hatred of all Jews is justifiable.[247]

Saudi textbooks vilify Jews (and Christians and non-Wahabi Muslims): according to the 21 May 2006 issue of The Washington Post, Saudi textbooks claimed by them to have been sanitized of antisemitism still call Jews apes (and Christians swine); demand that students avoid and not befriend Jews; claim that Jews worship the devil; and encourage Muslims to engage in Jihad to vanquish Jews.[248]

The Center for Religious Freedom of Freedom House analyzed a set of Saudi Ministry of Education textbooks in Islamic studies courses for elementary and secondary school students. The researchers found statements promoting hatred of Christians, Jews, “polytheists” and other “unbelievers,” including non-Wahabi Muslims. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was taught as historical fact. The texts described Jews and Christians as enemies of Muslim believers and the clash between them as an ongoing fight that will end in victory over the Jews. Jews were blamed for virtually all the “subversion” and wars of the modern world.[249] A 38-page overview PDF (371 KB) of Saudi Arabia’s curriculum has been released to the press by the Hudson Institute.

The BBC aired a Panorama episode, entitled A Question of Leadership, which reported that Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, the leading imam of the Grand mosque located in the Islamic holy city ofMeccaSaudi Arabia,[250][251] referred to Jews as “the scum of the human race” and “offspring of apes and pigs”. Al-Sudais further stated: “the worst […] of the enemies of Islam are those […] whom he […] made monkeys and pigs, the aggressive Jews and oppressive Zionists and those that follow them […] Monkeys and pigs and worshippers of false Gods who are the Jews and the Zionists.” In another sermon, on 19 April 2002, he declared that Jews are “evil offspring, infidels, distorters of [others’] words, calf-worshippers, prophet-murderers, prophecy-deniers […] the scum of the human race whom Allah cursed and turned into apes and pigs […]”[252]



Main article: Antisemitism in Japan


Although Malaysia presently has no substantial Jewish population, the country has reportedly become an example of a phenomenon called “Anti-Semitism without Jews.”

In his treatise on Malay identity, “The Malay Dilemma,” which was published in 1970, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad wrote: “The Jews are not only hooked-nosed … but understand money instinctively. … Jewish stinginess and financial wizardry gained them the economic control of Europe and provoked antisemitism which waxed and waned throughout Europe through the ages.”[253]

The Malay-language Utusan Malaysia daily stated in an editorial that Malaysians “cannot allow anyone, especially the Jews, to interfere secretly in this country’s business… When the drums are pounded hard in the name of human rights, the pro-Jewish people will have their best opportunity to interfere in any Islamic country,” the newspaper said. “We might not realize that the enthusiasm to support actions such as demonstrations will cause us to help foreign groups succeed in their mission of controlling this country.” Prime Minister Najib Razak‘s office susbsequently issued a statement late Monday saying Utusan’s claim did “not reflect the views of the government.”[254][255][256]


The U.S. State Department’s first Report on Global Anti-Semitism mentioned a strong feeling of antisemitism in Pakistan.[257] In Pakistan, a country without Jewish communities, antisemitic sentiment fanned by antisemitic articles in the press is widespread.[258]

In Pakistan, Jews are often regarded as miserly.[259] After Israel’s independence in 1948, violent incidents occurred against Pakistan’s small Jewish community of about 2,000 Bene IsraelJews. The Magain Shalome Synagogue in Karachi was attacked, as were individual Jews. The persecution of Jews resulted in their exodus via India to Israel (see Pakistanis in Israel), the UK, Canada and other countries. The Peshawar Jewish community ceased to exist[260] although a small community reportedly still exists in Karachi.

A substantial number of people in Pakistan believe that the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York were a secret Jewish conspiracy organized by Israel’sMOSSAD, as were the 7 July 2005 London bombings, allegedly perpetrated by Jews in order to discredit Muslims. Such allegations echo traditional antisemitic theories.[261][262] The Jewish religious movement of Chabad Lubavich had an mission house in MumbaiIndia that was attacked in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, perpetrated by militants connected to Pakistan led by Ajmal Kasab.[263][264] Antisemitic intents were evident from the testimonies of Kasab following his arrest and trial.[265]


In recent decades, synagogues have been targeted in a number of terrorist attacks. In 2003, the Neve Shalom Synagogue was targeted in a car bombing, killing 21 Turkish Muslims and 6 Jews.[266]

In June 2011, the Economist suggested that “The best way for Turks to promote democracy would be to vote against the ruling party”. Not long after, the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said that “The International media, as they are supported by Israel, would not be happy with the continuation of the AKP government”.[267] The Hurriyet Daily News quoted Erdoğan at the time as claiming “The Economist is part of an Israeli conspiracy that aims to topple the Turkish government”.[268] Moreover, during Erdogan’s tenure, Hitler’s Mein Kampf has once again become a best selling book in Turkey.[267] Prime Minister Erdogan called antisemitism a “crime against humanity.” He also said that “as a minority, they’re our citizens. Both their security and the right to observe their faith are under our guarantee.”[269]

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  88. Jump up^ Carroll, James. Constantine’s Sword (Houghton Mifflin, 2001) ISBN 0-395-77927-8 p. 26
  89. Jump up^ Explaining Jews, Part III: A very insecure people::By Dennis Prager. (2006-02-21). Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  90. Jump up^ Menocal, María Rosa (April 2003). The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain. Back Bay Books. ISBN 0-316-16871-8.
  91. Jump up^ Schweitzer, Perry (2002) pp. 267–268.
  92. Jump up^ Granada by Richard Gottheil, Meyer Kayserling, Jewish Encyclopedia. 1906 ed.
  93. Jump up^ Harzig, Hoerder & Shubert, 2003, p. 42.
  94. Jump up^ The Treatment of Jews in Arab/Islamic Countries. (1947-02-19). Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  95. Jump up^ Islamic world. (2007). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2 September 2007, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
  96. Jump up to:a b Frank and Leaman, 2003, p. 137-138.
  97. Jump up^ The Almohads. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  98. Jump up^ Historical Timeline at the Wayback Machine (archived January 17, 2008). The Forgotten Refugees
  99. Jump up^ Sephardim. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  100. Jump up^ Robert Chazan, In the Year 1096: The First Crusade and the Jews (1996) online
  101. Jump up^ Corliss K. Slack (2013). Historical Dictionary of the Crusades. Scarecrow Press. pp. 108–9.
  102. Jump up^ Why the Jews? – Black Death at the Wayback Machine (archived 11 December 2003)
  103. Jump up^ Franco Mormando, The Preacher’s Demons: Bernardino of Siena and the Social Underworld of Early Renaissance Italy, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1999, Ch. 2.
  104. Jump up^ See Stéphane Barry and Norbert Gualde, La plus grande épidémie de l’histoire (“The greatest epidemics in history”), in L’Histoire magazine, n°310, June 2006, p. 47 (French)
  105. Jump up^ “Bogdan Chmelnitzki leads Cossack uprising against Polish rule; 100,000 Jews are killed and hundreds of Jewish communities are destroyed.” Judaism Timeline 1618–1770CBS News. Retrieved 13 May 2007.
  106. Jump up^ “… as many as 100,000 Jews were murdered throughout the Ukraine by Bogdan Chmielnicki’s soldiers on the rampage.” Martin GilbertHolocaust Journey: Traveling in Search of the Past, Columbia University Press, 1999, ISBN 0-231-10965-2, p. 219.
  107. Jump up^ Boyer, Ed. by Paul S. (2006). The Oxford companion to United States history. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. p. 42.ISBN 978-0-19-508209-8.
  108. Jump up^ The Virtual Jewish History Tour By Rebecca Weiner. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
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  110. Jump up^ Meyer, Paul H. “The Attitude of the Enlightenment Toward the Jew.” Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 26 (1963): 1177.
  111. Jump up^ Poliakov, LThe History of Anti-Semitism: From Voltaire to Wagner. Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ltd., 1975 (translated). page 88-89.
  112. Jump up^ Morris, BennyRighteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881–2001. Vintage Books, 2001, pp. 10–11.
  113. Jump up^ Lewis, Bernard (1984). The Jews of Islam. Princeton: Princeton University Press. pp. 181–183. ISBN 0-691-00807-8.
  114. Jump up^ “”The Despot of Russia…””Brooklyn Daily Eagle(Brooklyn, NY). Dec 22, 1846. p. 2. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
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  118. Jump up^ D. A. Jeremy Telman (1995). “Adolf Stoecker: Anti-Semite with a Christian Mission”. Jewish History 9 (2): 93–112.doi:10.1007/BF01668991JSTOR 20101235.
  119. Jump up^ Flannery, Edward H. (2004). The Anguish of the Jews: Twenty-Three Centuries of Antisemitism. Mahwah, NY: Paulist Press. p. 168. ISBN 0-8091-2702-4.
  120. Jump up^ Jacobs, Jack (2005). “Marx, Karl (1818–1883)”. In Levy, Richard S. Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. pp. 446–447. ISBN 1-85109-439-3.
  121. Jump up^ Lewis, Bernard (1999). Semites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. p. 112. ISBN 0-393-31839-7.
  122. Jump up^ Perry, Marvin; Schweitzer, Frederick M. (2005).Antisemitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present. New York: Palgrave. pp. 154–157. ISBN 0-312-16561-7.
  123. Jump up^ Stav, Arieh (2003). “Israeli Anti-Semitism”. In Sharan, Shlomo. Israel and the Post-Zionists: A Nation at Risk. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press. p. 171. ISBN 1-903900-52-2. “Hitler simply copied Marx’s own anti-Semitism.”
  124. Jump up^ According to Joshua Muravchik Marx’s aspiration for “the emancipation of society from Judaism” because “the practical Jewish spirit” of “huckstering” had taken over the Christian nations is not that far from the Nazi program’s twenty-four point: “combat[ing] the Jewish-materialist spirit within us and without us” in order “that our nation can […] achieve permanent health.” See Muravchik, Joshua (2003).Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism. San Francisco: Encounter Books. p. 164. ISBN 1-893554-45-7.
  125. Jump up^ Lindemann, Albert S. Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews. Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-521-79538-9ISBN 978-0-521-79538-8. p. 166.
  126. Jump up^ Maccoby, Hyam (2006). Antisemitism and Modernity: Innovation and Continuity. London: Routledge. pp. 64–66.ISBN 0-415-31173-X.
  127. Jump up^ David McLellan: Marx before Marxism (1970), pp. 141–142
  128. Jump up^ Y. Peled (1992). “From theology to sociology: Bruno Bauer and Karl Marx on the question of Jewish emancipation”History of Political Thought 13 (3): 463–485.
  129. Jump up^ Brown, Wendy (1995). “Rights and Identity in Late Modernity: Revisiting the ‘Jewish Question'”. In Sarat, Austin; Kearns, Thomas. Identities, Politics, and Rights. University of Michigan Press. pp. 85–130.
  130. Jump up^ Robert Fine (May 2006). “Karl Marx and the Radical Critique of Anti-Semitism”Engage (2).
  131. Jump up^ McLellan 1980, p. 142
  132. Jump up^ Chanes, p. 72.
  133. Jump up^ Levy, Richard S. Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution (Volume 1)ABC-CLIO, p. 72.
  134. Jump up^ Arad, Gulie Ne’eman (2000). America, Its Jews, and the Rise of Nazism. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. p. 174. ISBN 0-253-33809-3.
  135. Jump up^ Capeci Jr., Dominic J. “Black–Jewish Relations in Wartime Detroit”, in Maurianne Adams, John H. Bracey.Strangers & neighbors: relations between Blacks & Jews in the United StatesUniversity of Massachusetts Press, 1999, p. 384.
  136. Jump up^ Ian Kershaw (2008) Fateful Choices: 441-44
  137. Jump up^ Martin Kitchen (2007) The Third Reich: A Concise History. Tempus.
  138. Jump up to:a b Saul Friedlander (2008) The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews. London, Phoenix
  139. Jump up^ Wolfgang Benz in Dimension des Volksmords: Die Zahl der Jüdischen Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Munich: Deutscher Taschebuch Verlag, 1991). Israel Gutman,Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Macmillan Reference Books; Reference edition (1 October 1995)
  140. Jump up^ Dawidowicz, LucyThe War Against The Jews, 1933–1945. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975.
  141. Jump up^ Konstantin Azadovskii and Boris Egorov (2002). “From Anti-Westernism to Anti-Semitism”Journal of Cold War Studies 4:1 (Winter): 66–80.
  142. Jump up to:a b Raphael; Jennifer Patai (1989). The Myth of the Jewish Race. Wayne State University Press. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-8143-1948-2.
  143. Jump up^ Zimmerman, Joshua D (2003). Contested memories: Poles and Jews during the Holocaust and its aftermath.ISBN 978-0-8135-3158-8.
  144. Jump up^ Spector, Robert Melvin (2005). World without civilization: Mass murder and the Holocaust, history and analysis.ISBN 978-0-7618-2963-8.
  145. Jump up^ Frederick M. Schweitzer; Marvin Perry (20 December 2002). Anti-Semitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-0-312-16561-1. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  146. Jump up^ Avner Falk (1996). Psychoanalytic History of Jews. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. pp. 499–. ISBN 978-0-8386-3660-2. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  147. Jump up^ Bell, Dean Phillip (2008). Jews in the early modern world. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-7425-4518-2.
  148. Jump up^ “Report: Anti-Semitism on the rise globally”CNN, 14 March 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  149. Jump up^ “International Religious Freedom Report for 2012”. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
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  151. Jump up^ Ending Campus Anti-Semitism. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  152. Jump up^ Yale creates center to study antisemitism Associated Press, 19 September 2006
  153. Jump up^ Mary E. O’Leary (7 June 2011). “Yale cancels interdisciplinary course on anti-Semitism”New Haven Register.
  154. Jump up^ Kampeas, Ron. (2011-06-10) Shuttering of Yale program on anti-Semitism raises hackles. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  155. Jump up^ Yale Pulls the Plug on Anti-Semitism Institute. (9 June 2011)
  156. Jump up^ Antony Lerman, “Antisemitism Research Just Improved: Yale’s ‘Initiative’ for Studying Antisemitism is Axed”, Antony Lerman: Context Is Everything, 10 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  157. Jump up^ ADL Survey: American Attitudes Towards Jews in America. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  158. Jump up^ Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit. State of the Nation: Anti-Semitism and the economic crisis. Boston Review. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  159. Jump up^ Calif. resolution denouncing anti-Semitism on college campuses targets anti-Israel protests
  160. Jump up^ Hugo Chávez And Anti-Semitism\“. 15 February 2009.
  161. Jump up^ Blast From the Past“. The Weekly Standard. 11 January 2006.
  162. Jump up to:a b c d “Henrique Capriles Radonski: Hugo Chávez Foe A Target Of Anti-Semitism”The Huffington Post. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  163. Jump up to:a b Devereux, Charlie (20 February 2012). “Chavez media say rival Capriles backs plots ranging from Nazis to Zionists”. Bloomberg. Retrieved 21 February 2012. Also available from
  164. Jump up^ Cawthorne, Andrew (1 April 2012). “Insight: The man who would beat Hugo Chávez”. Reuters. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  165. Jump up^ “Anti-Semitic article appears in Venezuela”Anti-Defamation League. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. Includes English translation of Venezuelan National Radio article.
  166. Jump up^ “Chavez allies attack new opponent Capriles as Jewish, gay”. MSNBC. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  167. Jump up to:a b Anti-Semitism In Germany Today: Its Roots And Tendencies – Susanne Urban. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  168. Jump up to:a b The 2005 U.S. State Department Report on Global Antisemitism.
  169. Jump up^ Stephen Roth Institute, Tel Aviv University.
  170. Jump up^ GENERAL ANALYSIS 2004, The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, Tel Aviv University. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  171. Jump up^ Gillan, Audrey. “Chief rabbi fears ‘tsunami’ of hatred”,The Guardian, 2 January 2006.
  172. Jump up^ Shamee, Maureen (6 July 2012). “‘Proactive’ response needed to escalation of anti-Semitic attacks across Europe, says European Jewish Congress”European Jewish Press. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  173. Jump up to:a b “Germans warned of neo-Nazi surge”BBC News. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 6 June 2007.
  174. Jump up to:a b c d Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz. Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.Verfassungsschutzbericht 2003 PDF. Annual Report. 2003, p. 29
  175. Jump up to:a b c d Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz. Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.Verfassungsschutzbericht 2006. Annual Report PDF. 2006, p. 51
  176. Jump up^ The Associated Press“Berlin police say 16 arrested during neo-Nazi demonstration”. International Herald Tribune. 22 October 2006
  177. Jump up^ “Frauen im Freizeitbad beleidigt und mit Reizgas besprüht”. Nordbayern. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  178. Jump up^ “Germany – Berlin Rabbi And His Six-Year-Old Daughter Become Victims Of A Hate Crime”. Vos Iz Neias. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  179. Jump up^ Weinthal, Benjamin (October 28, 2012). “Historian slams Germany for ignoring anti-semitism”. The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  180. Jump up^ An ideology based on the idea of “Zionist crimes” are no longer limited to the Middle East but also extend to Hungary. Hence, the alleged “genocide” of the Palestinians and the fate of Hungarians have many parallels between them
  181. Jump up^
  182. Jump up^ “Over CIDI (Dutch)”. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  183. Jump up^ “”Nieuwe CIDI Monitor antisemitisme” (Dutch)”. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  184. Jump up^ Berkhout, Karel. (2010-01-26) “Anti-Semitism on the rise in Amsterdam”. Retrieved on 2012-06-01.
  185. Jump up^ Hets av jøder er økende i Europa – Aftenposten. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  186. Jump up^ “Nieuwe rapportage – anne frank”. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  187. Jump up^ Yushchenko Finally Gets Tough On NationalistsThe Jamestown Foundation (August 3, 2004)
  188. Jump up^ Svoboda Fuels Ukraine’s Growing Anti-Semitism“.Algemeiner Journal. May 24, 2013.
  189. Jump up^ Nazi-hunters give low grades to 13 countries, including UkraineKyiv Post (January 12, 2011)
  190. Jump up^ “Blind eye turned to influence of far-right in Ukrainian crisis: critics”Global News. March 7, 2014.
  191. Jump up^ “Practice for a Russian Invasion: Ukrainian Civilians Take Up Arms”Spiegel Online. April 16, 2014.
  192. Jump up^ Ukraine rabbi calls anti-Semitic leaflet a political hoax“.The Jerusalem Post. April 20, 2014.
  193. Jump up^ Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism PDF (430 KB), All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism, September 2006. Retrieved 24 November 2010. For the first and second quote, see summary; for the third quote, see p. 17. Archived 24 November 2010.
  194. Jump up^ Lessons of Hate at Islamic Schools in Britain. New York Times (23 November 2010)
  195. Jump up^ “Anti-Semitic incidents report: January–June 2012”. Community Security Trust. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  196. Jump up^ “Anti-Semitism on the rise in the UK”. The Commentator. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  197. Jump up^ The Jews of France Tormented by the “Intifada of the Suburbs” by Paul Giniewski, NATIV Online August 2004
  198. Jump up^ Jews for Le Pen by Daniel Ben-Simon. Haaretz. 25 March 2007
  199. Jump up^ Krieger, Leila Hilary. “Rothschild: France not anti-Semitic”The Jerusalem Post, 15 June 2006/ ArchivedJune 5, 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  200. Jump up^ “School Shooting Gun Same As Other Attacks”Sky News. 19 March 2012.
  201. Jump up^ “Netanyahu: Murder in French Jewish school a ‘despicable anti-Semitic’ attack”. Haaretz. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  202. Jump up^ “Toulouse shooting: Same gun and motorbike used in Jewish and soldier attacks”The Telegraph. 19 Mar 2012.
  203. Jump up^ McNicoll, Tracy (22 March 2012). “Mohamed Merah Dies in French Standoff’s Gory End”The Daily Beast. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  204. Jump up^ “Toulouse terrorist was going to keep killing”Jpost. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  205. Jump up^ “Toulouse killer: I’m not afraid of death”Ynet News. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  206. Jump up^ “France probes gunman siege tapes”The Australian. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  207. Jump up^ “Toulouse yeshiva student beaten up in anti-Semitic attack Read more: Toulouse yeshiva student beaten up in anti-Semitic attack”. Times of Israel. July 5, 2012.
  208. Jump up^ “French Synagogue Vandalized For Third Time in Ten Days”Algemeiner. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  209. Jump up^ “Anti-Semitic attacks in France surge by 40% since March”Reuters; Israel Hayom. Israel Hayom. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  210. Jump up^ “Jødiske blir hetset”NRK Lørdagsrevyen. 13 March 2010.
  211. Jump up^ “What about Norwegian anti-Semitism?”The Foreigner. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  212. Jump up^ “Anti-semitism report shocks officials”News in English – News and Views from Norway. March 16, 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  213. Jump up^ Pontz, Zach (26 October 2012). “Report Criticizes Norway for Rise in Anti-Semitism”. The Algemeiner. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  214. Jump up to:a b Henrik Bachner and Jonas Ring. Antisemitic images and attitudes in Sweden at the Wayback Machine(archived February 21, 2007).
  215. Jump up^ Anti-Semitism, in Sweden? Depends who you’re asking, Haaretz, 9 November 2007.
  216. Jump up to:a b Meo, Nick (21 February 2012). “Jews leave Swedish city after sharp rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes”The Telegraph (Malmo, Sweden). Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  217. Jump up^ Jews flee Malmö as anti-Semitism grows by David Landes, The Local, 27 January 2010.
  218. Jump up^ Jews leave Swedish city after sharp rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes Sunday Telegraph. 21 February 2010.
  219. Jump up to:a b Donald Snyder. For Jews, Swedish City Is a ‘Place To Move Away From’. (2010-07-07). Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  220. Jump up^ Report: Anti-Semitic attacks rising in Scandinavia, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 22 March 2010.
  221. Jump up^ For Jews, Swedish City Is a ‘Place To Move Away From’ by Donald Snyder, The Forward, Published 7 July 2010, issue of 16 July 2010.).
  222. Jump up^ Simon Wiesenthal Center to Issue Travel Advisory for Sweden – Officials Confer With Swedish Justice Minister Beatrice Ask | Simon Wiesenthal Center. (2010-12-14). Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  223. Jump up^ Sahlin raps Malmö mayor over Jew commentsThe Local, 25 February 2010
  224. Jump up^ Why do human rights groups ignore Palestinians’ war of words?. (2011-09-26). Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  225. Jump up^ “Muslim-Western Tensions Persist”PEW Global Attitudes Report. July 21, 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  226. Jump up^ United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “Nazis’ ‘Terrible Weapon,’ Aimed at Minds and Hearts”The New York Times, 23 February 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  227. Jump up^ Joffe, Josef. “Anti-Semitism In Araby”Newsweek, 28 February 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  228. Jump up^ Lewis, Bernard (1984). The Jews of Islam. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-00807-8 p. 33
  229. Jump up^ Aluma Solnick. Based on Koranic Verses, Interpretations, and Traditions, Muslim Clerics State: The Jews Are the Descendants of Apes, Pigs, And Other Animals. MEMRI Special Report – No. 11, 1 November 2002
  230. Jump up^
  231. Jump up^ Holocaust Remembrance Day — a somber anniversary
  232. Jump up^ Examples of anti-Semitism in the Arab and Muslim world on, site of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Center for Special Studies (C.S.S), Israel. Retrieved 24 September 2006.
  233. Jump up^ Anti-Semitism in the Egyptian Media: February 2001 – February 2002, “Classic Anti-Semitic Stereotypes”, Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved 4 March 2007.
  234. Jump up^ Lappin, Yaakov (24 July 2012). “Violent anti-Semitism applauded on Egypt TV”. The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  235. Jump up^ “Egyptian actor slaps and fells female host, denounces Israelis, in Egyptian TV ‘prank’ gone wrong”The Times of Israel. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  236. Jump up^ Anti-semitism 2.0. (2011-03-21). Retrieved 2 June 2012. [1]
  237. Jump up^ “Gov’t aggressively goes after Palestinian incitement”.The Jerusalem Post. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  238. Jump up^ “‘Palestinian incitement continuing unabated'”The Jerusalem Post. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  239. Jump up^ “Anti-Semitic Cartoon Wins Iranian Festival Prize”The Algemeiner. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  240. Jump up^ Rocker, Simon (11 July 2012). “Iran gives antisemitic cartoon top prize”The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  241. Jump up^ “Anti-Semitic Cartoon Declared Winner Of Iranian ‘Wall Street Downfall’ Festival”The Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  242. Jump up^ “France offers ‘hate TV’ reprieve”BBC News, 20 August 2004. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  243. Jump up^ “Visa requirements”Supreme Commission for Tourism. Archived from the original on 6 February 2004. “Visas will not be issued for the following groups of people: * An Israeli passport holder or a passport that has an Israeli arrival/departure stamp. * Those who don’t abide by the Saudi traditions concerning appearance and behaviors. Those under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted into the Kingdom. * There are certain regulations for pilgrims and you should contact the consulate for more information. * Jewish People”
  244. Jump up^ “Jews barred in Saudi tourist drive”BBC News, 27 February 2004. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  245. Jump up^ Morrison, JAmes. “Saudis invite Jews.”The Washington Times, 1 March 2004. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  246. Jump up^ “ADL Calls on Arab Leaders to Denounce Anti-Semitic Television Series”Anti-Defamation League, 10 December 2001. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  247. Jump up^ Al-Riyadh, Saudi government daily, 15 April 2002, Turki ‘Abdallah as-Sudayri, All of History is against Them
  248. Jump up^ Shea, Nina. “This is a Saudi textbook. (After the intolerance was removed.)”The Washington Post, 21 May 2006, p. B01.
  249. Jump up^ Press Release. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  250. Jump up^ Sacranie, IqbalAbdul Bari, Muhammad; Kantharia, Mehboob; Siddiqui, Ghayasuddin (21 August 2005). A Question of Leadership. Interview with John Ware.PanoramaBBCLondon, England. Retrieved 30 March 2007.
  251. Jump up^ Tom Gross, “Living in a Bubble: The BBC’s very own Mideast foreign policy”.National Review, 18 June 2004.
  252. Jump up^ “Jews In The Koran And Early Islamic Traditions” PDFby Dr. Leah Kinberg. Lecture delivered in May 2003, Monash University, Melbourne, quoting [2]
  253. Jump up^ In Malaysia, When in Doubt, Blame the Jews by Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Huffington Post, July 22, 2011.
  254. Jump up^ Malaysia media claims Jewish plot after rally by Sean Yoong, Associated Press (republished in, July 18, 2011.
  255. Jump up^ Bersih an opportunity for Jews to infiltrate country, says Utusan by Shannon Teoh, Malaysia Insider, July 18, 2011.
  256. Jump up^ Jews trying to interfere, Malaysian newspaper warns,Jewish Telegraphic Agency, July 18, 2011.
  257. Jump up^ Global Antisemitism Report – 01.05.2005 Accessed October 8, 2006
  258. Jump up^ Report on Global Anti-Semitism Accessed October 8, 2006
  259. Jump up^ Why are the Jews ‘kanjoos’? —Khaled Ahmed’s Review of the Urdu press,Daily times (Pakistan)
  260. Jump up^ Jewish Virtual Library: Pakistan Accessed October 8, 2006
  261. Jump up^ Pakistan and Israel – new friends?,BBC
  262. Jump up^ Pakistan: In the Land of Conspiracy Theories,
  263. Jump up^ “Gunman in Mumbai Siege a Pakistani”New York Times, 7 January 2009
  264. Jump up^ “Surviving gunman’s identity established as Pakistani”.Dawn. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  265. Jump up^ Rubenstein, Richard L. (16 May 2011). Jihad and Genocide. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 181–182. ISBN 978-0-7425-6203-5. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  266. Jump up^ “Film clue to Turkey Jewish attack”BBC News. 17 November 2003.
  267. Jump up to:a b Turkey’s Prime Minister: The Jews Are Out to Get Me!, Commentary Magazine, 6 June 2011.
  268. Jump up^ The Economist faces barrage of accusations from the Turkish gov’t, The Hurriyet Daily News (English language edition), 12 June 2011.
  269. Jump up^ “Erdogan vows to fight anti-Semitism in Turkey”The Jerusalem Post. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2011.


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