Current Psychology

, Volume 26, Issue 3–4, pp 152–182 | Cite as

Anti-Semitism the World Over in the Twenty-first Century

  • Rita J. Simon
  • Jeffrey A. Schaler


The article reports the numbers and types of anti-Semitic incidents, attacks, media reports, and public opinion against Jews in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Western and Eastern European countries, the Middle East, and Australia. It also reports responses to these actions by police and local and national government officials. The period for which the data are reported is from 2000 to mid-2007. For each country, the size of the Jewish community is reported. What is manifestly clear from the data presented is that anti-Semitism is on the rise in most countries of the world. The data show a dramatic increase in anti-Semitism in Western Europe notably, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, and The Netherlands. Of those countries, France has the worse record.


Jewish communities Judaism International Government Muslim 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Justice, Law and Society, School of Public AffairsAmerican UniversityWashingtonUSA

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