The ADL report revealing wide spread anti-Semitic attitudes world wide has failed to attract any significant media coverage in Norway. Vårt Land has covered this shocking revelation in some modest degree. Lets hope they will now review they appalling debate forum for the frequent and disgusting attacks on Jews, Jewish values and of course also Israel, so easily accepted by their moderators…
lifted from vårtland.no, google translate
One in four are negative to Jews
Every fourth person in the world is anti-Semitic attitudes. In the Middle East , three of the four negative towards Jews.
Geir Ove Fonn, Published : May 15 , 2014
Best and worst
Least antisemitism :
Laos ( 0.2 percent)
Philippines ( 3 percent)
Sweden ( 4 percent)
Netherlands ( 5 percent)
Vietnam ( 6 percent)
United Kingdom ( 8 percent)
United States ( 9 percent)
Norway ( 15 percent)
Most anti-Semitism :
West Bank and Gaza : ( 93 percent)
Iraq ( 92 percent)
Yemen (88 percent)
Algeria ( 87 percent)
Libya (87 percent)
Tunisia ( 86 percent)
Kuwait ( 82 percent)
The results appear in a comprehensive global survey to identify level of anti-Jewish attitudes in over 100 countries . It also shows that almost one in two do not know about the Holocaust.
The survey indicates that 15 percent of the population in Norway have anti-Jewish attitudes. It is in line with Iceland and Finland, but clearly higher than in Sweden ( 4 percent ) and Denmark (9 percent) .
Disappointing . – The scope of negative attitudes in Norway to Jews confirms findings from previous studies , but it is disappointing that we are relatively high in Scandinavia, says researcher Vibeke Moe at the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities ( HL center ) .
She hopes that through extensive research over the next year to find more answers to why these attitudes exist, and how deep they are in the Norwegian population.
– Qualitative studies are important to complement quantitative studies like this, says Moe.
Index . Anti -Defamation League ( ADL ) on the basis of the examination made an index of the global scope of anti-Semitism :
West Bank and Gaza has the highest anti-Semitic attitudes ( 92 percent) . At least the presence of anti-Jewish attitudes are there in Laos ( 0.2 percent) .
Norway and Finland come out with a relatively high proportion of anti-Jewish attitudes ( 15 percent ) compared with Sweden (4 per cent ) and Denmark (9 percent) .
Only 54 percent responded that they have ever heard of the Holocaust. Two of the three have either not heard of the Holocaust or doubt that the historical information is accurate .
The report estimates that there are nearly 1.1 billion people with anti-Semitic attitudes in the 102 countries studied .
No improvement . – This confirms the trends we ‘ve seen in previous studies , with relatively high prevalence of anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that such anti-Jewish attitudes is on the decline , says Vibeke Moe.
She takes a small proviso that the survey may be a little too coarse , since the only question has been whether you think each of the 11 allegations Jews is ” probably correct ” or otherwise. She also believes it should have been a category of “do not know “.
– The study confirms that negative attitudes toward Jews are closely related to what is culturally transmitted in various regions , regardless of whether you actually have no relation to Jews. In fact there is less hatred tracking in countries with greater Jewish population , than in countries with fewer Jews , says Moe.
Middle East. Decidedly strongest are the negatives attitudes towards Jews in the Middle East and North Africa. Here are three of the four anti-Semitic attitudes. Strongest is the negative attitudes to the Jews among Muslims in region but also among Christians anti-Semitism is widespread ( 64 percent) .
– Much of the explanation for these high numbers can be found in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians , while we know that the anti-Semitic stereotypes of the region is rooted in the European cultural heritage , says Moe.
She points out that in the HL – center Norwegian survey from 2012 manages almost everyone – except those with the most Israel - critical attitudes – to draw a clear distinction between the view of Israeli policy and the Jews.
Religion . Overall, in the 102 countries responding 49 percent of Muslims in a way that suggests strong anti- Semitic attitudes, compared with 24 percent of Christians.
Among Christians, the anti-Jewish attitudes clear at least in the Protestant countries (15 percent) , compared with 25 percent in countries with a Catholic majority and 36 percent in countries of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Among non – believers , Hindus and Buddhists located Semitism between 21 and 17 percent.
In the population of Eastern Europe have one of three anti-Semitic attitudes. In other parts of the world , the proportion of anti-Semites between 24 percent ( West Europe ) and 14 percent ( Oceania ) .
Of the eleven negative stereotypes about Jews is mostly agreed with the statement that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to their country ( 41 percent of all respondents) , front claims that Jews have too much power in business and international financial markets ( 35 percent) .
Never met . Anti-Semitism is lower among those under age 65 than among the elderly , with respectively 25 percent and 34 percent.
Pervasive think they asked that the Jewish population of the world is far greater than it actually is. Three out of four respondents have never met a Jewish person, yet one in four of these anti-Semitic attitudes.