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Arsen Ostrovsky @Ostrov_A
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🔴 As we mark #HumanRightsDay, a devastating new @EURightsAgency Report on #Antisemitism in #Europe underscores how alarming situation has become.

You can read full report, most extensive in years, here:

But thread below on some of these jarring figures:
@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU ➡️ 90% of Jews feel #Antisemitism has increased over past 5 years.

➡️ 89% of Jews think Antisemitism is most problematic on the internet & on social media.

➡️ 71% avoid Jewish symbols (e.g., kippah, Star of David, etc) in public things that could identify them as Jewish.

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU ➡️ 85% of Jews consider #Antisemitism to be the biggest social or political problem in their home country;

➡️ 28% of respondents have been harassed at least once in the past year, with those being visibly Jewish most effected;

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU ➡️ 79% of Jews who experienced #Antisemitic harassment in the past five years did not report this to the police or another organisation;

➡️ 34% avoid visiting Jewish events or sites because they do not feel safe;

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU ➡️ 38% have considered emigrating because they did not feel safe as Jews in Europe;

➡️ In one of the most telling statistics, 70% consider that efforts by Member States to combat Antisemitism are NOT EFFECTIVE.

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU The @EURightsAgency surveyed 12 countries (#Austria, #Belgium, #Denmark, #France, #Germany, #Hungary, #Italy, the #Netherlands, #Poland, #Spain, #Sweden and the #UK), which are home to 96% of European Jews.

Over 16,000 Jews took part in the survey.

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU Wow!

According to the @EURightsAgency Report on #Antisemitism: "Simply being Jewish increases people’s likelihood of being faced with a sustained stream of abuse” with Antisemitic harassment being so common, that it has becomes “normalized.”

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU Over 80 % of respondents in #Belgium, #France, #Germany, #Poland, and #Sweden said they saw #Antisemitism as "a very big" or "a fairly big problem”, with in #France, this share reaches 95% of respondents!

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU #UK, #Germany & #Sweden saw biggest increases in those saying #Antisemitism a “very big” or “fairly big” problem - on average 25% increase btwn 2012 & 2018.

NB: @SwedeninIL, having suggested just few days ago Swedes among least antisemitic in Europe:

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU @SwedeninIL While interestingly, despite all the stories in the media, Jews in Hungary suggested that #Antisemitism was becoming less of a problem, with those saying it was a “very big” or “fairly big” problem, having reduced by 12% since the last survey in 2012.

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU @SwedeninIL The highest level of concern about #Antisemitism in political life was expressed by British Jews — at 84%, with nearly 1/3 considering leaving Britain out of fears for their safety. Not surprising. Hello @jeremycorbyn @UKLabour?

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU @SwedeninIL @jeremycorbyn @UKLabour In #France, 9⃣5⃣% of Jews believe #Antisemitism is a very or fairly big problem, up from 85% when the poll was last run six years ago. Nine out of 10 Jews in France say they had faced expressions of hostility on the street.

cc. @ambfranceisrael @HeleneLeGal @Le_CRIF

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU @SwedeninIL @jeremycorbyn @UKLabour @ambfranceisrael @HeleneLeGal @Le_CRIF Quite incredible, that merely 73 years after end of the Holocaust, #Antisemitism in #Europe is so widespread.

Still trying to get my head around fact 90% of European Jews feel Antisemitism has increased last 5 years, while 71% too afraid to wear Jewish symbols in public!

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU @SwedeninIL @jeremycorbyn @UKLabour @ambfranceisrael @HeleneLeGal @Le_CRIF The fact of the matter is, this @EURightsAgency Report on #Antisemitism in #Europe is hardly surprising.

The Jews of Europe did not need another report to tell them how bad situation is - they need URGENT ACTION.

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU @SwedeninIL @jeremycorbyn @UKLabour @ambfranceisrael @HeleneLeGal @Le_CRIF To the political and professional leaders of Europe, with all due respect, eloquent cliches and condemnations of #Antisemitism are nice, but not sufficient.

Condemnations alone are just not enough. We need action. Urgent, immediate & tangible action.

@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU @SwedeninIL @jeremycorbyn @UKLabour @ambfranceisrael @HeleneLeGal @Le_CRIF #EU was built on a foundation of tolerance & openness.

It simply cannot be such that Jews are - once again - singled out, feeling unsafe and questioning their future.

History will judge how the EU responds to this oldest and most enduring of hatreds, #Antisemitism.

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