60% of Frenchmen believe that Jews bear at least some responsibility for recent rises in anti-Semitism, according to a new poll by the Ipsos market research firm.
Commenting on the poll, French expert Dr. Dov Maimon of the Jewish People Policy Institute said: “Anti-Semitism is very high, etc. Jews are perceived as too many in the media, in politics, in finance, in public affairs. What is new? Jews are not perceived as troublemakers, they are contributing to the country. Prejudices against Muslims are much higher.”
Another recent poll pegged the number of French Jews mulling moving to Israel at 43%, or about 200,000 people.