Level of anti-Semitism in Ukraine is one of highest in Europe, - poll

Source : 112 Ukraine

Poland took first place in the list of countries with a high level of anti-Semitism
13:23, 20 January 2020

Associated Press

Ukraine was placed second in the ranking of anti-Semitic sentiment in Europe. It was reported by Associated Press, citing the poll conducted by Anti-Defamation League.

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.

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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.

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