Most prevalent anti-Semitic attitudes were found in Poland, where such sentiment rose to 48% of the population from 37% in 2015, and Ukraine, where the rise was even greater— to 46% from 32% in 2016. Anti-Semitic views in Hungary were little changed but remained high, increasing from 40% to 42%.
According to the poll, Jewish influence in the business world was a widely accepted view in eastern Europe, with 72% of Ukrainians, 71% of Hungarians, 56% of Poles and 50% of Russians agreeing that Jews have too much power.
Meanwhile, in his recent interview with The Times of Israel, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that, in his opinion, Ukraine has the lowest level of anti-Semitism in Europe.
As we reported earlier, Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the glorification of those responsible for the murder of Jews and anti-Semitic ideologies in Ukraine. The corresponding statement was published on the Ministry’s website.
"Individuals responsible for the murder of Jews in the Holocaust and in pogroms, as well as antisemitic ideologists of the Ukrainian National movement have recently been a subject of public glorification in Ukraine," the statement reads.