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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