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UK survey finds half of Britons agree with anti-Israel statements
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UK survey finds half of Britons agree with anti-Israel statements

Nearly one in three Britons holds at least one antisemitic attitude and more than half endorse at least one hard-line anti-Israel statement, according to a new study.

It also establishes an “unambiguous” link between antisemitism and hostility towards Israel – suggesting that the stronger the level of anti-Israel feeling, the more likely it is to be accompanied by antisemitic attitudes – and probes the attitudes of those who support the far-left and the far-right, as well as British Muslims.

But the report – the largest and most detailed survey of attitudes towards Jews and Israel ever conducted in Britain – also concludes that the proportion of what it terms “hardcore antisemites” in the population is small, while most Britons hold a favourable opinion of Jews and the vast majority do not harbour any antisemitic views. Moreover, it found that only 6% of Britons believe Israel has no right to exist, and less than 10% back the BDS movement.

Click here to read the full article in Times of Israel

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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