EU - Young Jews Face More Abuse Than Their Parents

Arno Froese

Young Jewish Europeans experience more antisemitism than their parents, with a rise in abuse coming in emails, text messages and social media postings, according to a European Union study.

More than 80% of Jews of all ages said they felt antisemitism had increased on the internet over the past five years and around 70% said they faced more hostility in public.

Other surveys have tracked a rise in antisemitic attacks in the West and blamed it on far-right, far-left and populist movements.

Most respondents in the EU survey said hardline Islamists were involved in the abuse.

The European Commissioner for Justice, Vera Jourova, promised to press member states to do more to tackle the problem.

“Young Jewish Europeans are more exposed to antisemitic incidents than their elders,” she said.

The study was based on data collected through an online survey in May and June 2018, based on the answers of 16,395 respondents of all ages from 12 countries., 4 July 2019

Arno's commentary

Hardline Islamists are definitely a major contributing factor for increased antisemitism in Europe. Millions have come to seek refuge there due to war, be it Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, or Libya.

The other reason is that Israel continues to shore up success after success, lately even developing commercial and political relationships with Arab countries not at peace with Israel.

Will the European Commissioner for Justice be successful in fighting antisemitism? We think not. Why? Because this is a matter of faith, and faith is stronger than facts. Where does it all originate? John 8:44 gives us the answer: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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