A secret network of Jews influences global political and economic affairs.
That’s the feeling among a fifth of the 16,000 respondents to a survey among Europeans from 16 countries. The same number also agreed with the statement that “Jews exploit Holocaust victimhood for their own needs.”
The survey was presented Monday at a conference about antisemitism organized in Paris by the European Jewish Association. It was conducted in December and January in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland, among other countries.
* A quarter of respondents agreed with the statement that Israel’s policies make them understand why some people hate Jews.
* More than a quarter concurred with the statement that “Israel is engaged in legitimate self defense against its enemies.” A quarter of respondents disagreed and 46% did not express a position.
* More than a third agreed with the assertion that “During World War II, people from our nation suffered as much as Jews.”