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En ny rapport utarbeidet av et EU-organ rapporterer at jøder i Europa i økende grad føler seg utilpass og i flere land sier et stort antall at de ønsker å forlate Europa.

Jews are being made to feel increasingly unwelcome in Europe. Israel’s policy-makers must begin preparing for an influx of European Jews who have come to the realization that the “renaissance” of European Jewry after the Holocaust is a false hope. That seems to be the operative conclusion of a major survey of European Jewry conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

The full report, based on a survey of 5,100 Jews living in France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, Romania and Latvia that began in September 2012 and ended last month, will be presented next month in Vilnius.

Det nye er at jøder forteller at de ikke lenger tør å vise  eller bære tegn på at de er jøder. Mange tør heller ikke besøke steder som forteller at de er jøder.

At 91 % av jødene i Ungarn rapporterer en stigende antisemittisme, overrasker ikke så mye som at nesten like mange forteller  om det samme i Frankrike, Sverige og Belgia. Også i Storbritannia, Italia og Tyskland meldes det om en 60 % økning.

Disse tallene gjør inntrykk i Israel og USA og ellers i diasporaen. Mange jøder ser skriften på veggen, og hvordan vil det forandre Europa?

A quarter of respondents said they avoided visiting visibly Jewish places and wearing visibly Jewish symbols such as a yarmulke for fear of anti-Semitism. The numbers were higher in Sweden, France and Belgium where 49 percent, 40% and 36%, respectively, said they did.

In Hungary, 91% of respondents said anti-Semitism has increased in the past five years. That figure was 88% in France, 87% in Belgium and 80% in Sweden. In Germany, Italy and Britain, some 60% identified a growth in anti- Semitism, compared to 39% in Latvia.

Tallene gjelder jøders opplevelse av antipati. Men det er neppe innbilning.

According to a 2011 study the Bielefeld University undertook on behalf of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, more than 40% of citizens 16 years and older in seven EU countries agree with the statement that Israel is carrying out “a war of extermination” against Palestinians. And since visibly identifiable Jews are connected with Israel, an astounding number of Europeans feel a tremendous amount of opprobrium for anything connected to Israel.

Ifølge rapporten vurderer 40-50 % av jøder i Ungarn, Frankrike og Belgia å emigrere. Jerusalem Post skriver at Israel ikke er forberedt på at mange europeiske jøder kommer til gjøre aliya – vende hjem. Det kreves forberedelser for å lette overgangen. En utvandring fra Europa vil være en stor gevinst for Israel, isolert sett, men det vil være et enormt tap, menneskelig og moralsk, for Europa.

 

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Editorials/European-exodus-329050