Anti-Semitism is on the rise, Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett told the cabinet ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Seventy-five percent of Jewish students in U.S. universities have experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism, Bennett said, either from anti-Zionist campus organizations or from anti-Israel professors.
According to the statistics, the situation in Western Europe is particularly bad. Bennett said anti-Semitic crime in London rose more than 60 percent, Israeli press reports.
Regarding France, 57 percent of French Jews want to leave the country. There was an 84 percent jump in anti-Semitic attacks in France compared to the same time the previous year. That included the attack on a kosher super market in Paris, killing four.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is also gaining traction in Europe where it’s now promoting not only the boycott of Israel but also of Jewish events and representatives.
More than 40 percent of European citizens reportedly also hold some form of anti-Semitic views.