Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

Antisemitism Worldwide General Analysis 2016 is published!

Sunday, 23 April, 2017

The General Analysis on Antisemitism Worldwide 2016 was published today during a press conference at Tel Aviv University. 

The following is an excerpt from the report:

"Antisemitic incidents and manifestations in 2016 reflect two parallel yet contradicting trends: one is the continuance of a notable decrease in the number of incidents, especially the violent ones, in most countries, mainly in several central ones, in which a large Jewish population resides.  In the year 2016 the numbers of antisemitic violence dropped by 12%, from 410 in 2015 to 361, according to our data and criteria. The other trend is the continuation of the widespread increase, sometimes dramatic, in verbal and visual antisemitism on social media and during demonstrations, in insults, harassments and threats hurled at people, that cannot be quantified: the internet constitutes originally a virtual reality, but has become today's reality and the main platform for the distribution of bigotry and hate, in abusive unleashed language. Therefore, even if the number of violent cases decreased, the prevalent feeling among Jews -  individuals as well as communities - is an ominous one, and constitutes the most worrisome finding."

Dr. Moshe Kantor's opening remarks are available by pressing the following link:



The entire report may be read online or downloaded by pressing this link: 

http://kantorcenter.tau.ac.il/sites/default/files/Report 2016.pdf.

The short version including an English and Hebrew summary and graphs, is available by pressing on this cover page: