Israel's 2015 report on anti-Semitism paints dismal picture
A surge in Islamic extremism, blurring borders between anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, and the European far-right cited as main causes for rise in Jew-hatred
The world is an awful place and everybody hates the Jews.
That, at least, would be a fair assumption to make after reading a report put out by Israel's Diaspora Affairs Ministry this week on international anti-Semitism. Painting a pretty bleak picture, the 26-page compendium of incidents and trends appears to strive for an almost "real-time" look at what occurred the world over in 2015.
But bleak or not, "the picture is the picture," said its author, Yogev Karasenty, the ministry's director for combating anti-Semitism, in a conversation with The Times of Israel.
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