Bad attitude: A new study illustrates just how deep the antipathy towards Israel runs in Europe
Manfred Gerstenfeld’s book Demonizing Israel and the Jews consists of 57 interviews with people from a variety of countries on different topics of anti-Semitism and Israel hate.
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The following is an excerpt from the book: 150 Million European Anti-Semites Numerical data from various studies provide evidence that well over 150 million citizens of the European Union embrace a demonic view of Israel. A 2011 poll conducted in seven countries by the University of Bielefeld on behalf of the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation illustrates that viewing Israel as having genocidal intentions toward the Palestinians – which is tantamount to Israel being a Nazi state – has profoundly permeated mainstream European societies.
This study was undertaken in seven European countries. Researchers polled in each of these 1,000 people of 16 years and over. They were, inter alia, asked whether they were in agreement with the assertion that Israel is carrying out a war of extermination against the Palestinians. Those who answered in the affirmative thus expressed deeply anti-Semitic views.