(ISRAEL HAYOM) A recent survey conducted among five thousand Jews in Europe has revealed troubling statistics about anti-Semitism, discrimination and human rights violations in several European countries. The poll -- organized by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights -- was conducted in eight EU countries with the aim of addressing the prevalence of anti-Semitism and fears that anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise.
Perhaps the most startling statistic pointed to a trend where Jews in Europe seem unwilling to report isolated, personally directed anti-Semitic events to the authorities. Some 82 percent of those surveyed who reported having felt discriminated against because they were Jews said this was the first time they were telling anyone about it.
The poll indicated that the Internet remains a forum for anonymous individuals to espouse anti-Semitism. Seventy-five percent of those polled said anti-Semitism on the Internet in their home countries was problematic. Among children and adults between the ages of 16 and 29, 16% reported having been subject to offensive replies on Internet forums.
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