A disturbing study conducted on behalf of the Israeli government confirms a marked rise in anti-Semitism across Europe, Israeli daily Walla reported on Sunday.
According to the report, Jews throughout the continent are rapidly assimilating into non-Jewish society as a result of the intimation they increasingly feel, Walla said.
While the number of crimes targeting Jews or Jewish institutions around the world did not increase over the last year, the survey highlighted several alarming statistics regarding the attitudes and fears of European Jewry.
Conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in nine countries in Europe, the poll revealed that 23 percent of European Jews avoid attending Jewish-themed events or Jewish institutions for fear of being harassed on the way; 38 percent will not wear any obviously Jewish accessories when out in public, such as a Kippah, and 66 percent perceive anti-Semitism as a substantial and constant factor affecting the quality of their lives.
Most troubling, 77 percent of those surveyed said they have so little faith in local authorities that they did not report any incidents of anti-Semitism that they had experienced over the last year.
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