Anti-Semitism rises on U.S. college campuses, report says

A report presented by Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (pictured) noted the rise in anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to The Israeli government on Sunday was presented with a report about global anti-Semitism showing that anti-Israel activity increased on college campuses across the U.S. in 2014. The report, composed with the cooperation of the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism, was presented by Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett.

The report found that during July and August 2014, amid Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, a 400-percent increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents on American campuses was registered from the same period during the previous year. For the majority of the violent cases recorded, the perpetrators were of Arab or Muslim descent.

According to the report, France—where four Jewish shoppers were recently killed in an attack on a kosher supermarket—is “the toughest place in Europe for Jews to live in.”

“Over the recent year, we have witnessed a rise in anti-Semitic incidents and a wave of anti-Semitism across large parts of the world, first and foremost in Europe,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “World governments should be more vigilant in their approach to these incidents.”

Posted on January 26, 2015 .