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Is there (anti-)correlation between antisemitic and islamphobic attitudes?

I am looking for opinion polls that studied simultaneously antisemitism and Islamophobia (negative attitudes to Muslims/Islam) in North America and Europe. I am particularly interested in (anti-)...
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What is Antisemitism?

The U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism - From the Whitehouse, Joe Biden: Antisemitism threatens not only the Jewish community, but all Americans. … "Through this U.S. National ...
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How does antisemitism differ from racism?

If 'antisemitism' is no different to 'racism', then why is it necessary to have a separate "...ism" that relates specifically to only one religious/racial group?
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Why are so many on the left in western countries so passionate about supporting Palestine (and being anti-Israel)? [duplicate]

This question is not a duplicate of Why does the left side with the Palestinians? because that question is merely about why the left sides with the Palestinians. That the left sides with the ...
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Why were MIT, Harvard, UPenn specifically questioned over antisemitism?

In the recent Congressional hearing, the presidents of Harvard, MIT and UPenn were questioned whether calls for the genocide of Jews would violate their schools’ conduct policies. News articles are ...
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Did Palestinian leaders publicly condemn October 7th atrocities as immoral?

This question asks whether Palestinian politicians have criticized Hamas. The answers all describe Palestinian leaders/politicians who blame Hamas for the harm they've done to Gaza; but it seems as ...
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Why did most Indian Jews choose to immigrate to Israel?

The Wikipedia article on History of the Jews in India points out that the majority of the Indian Jews immigrated to Israel ("made Aliyah") after the establishment of Israel in 1948: The ...
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What caused the rise of antisemitism at US university campuses? [closed]

After the heinous massacre perpetrated by Hamas against Israelis on October 7, 2023, we saw a huge rise in attacks against Jews on US university campuses. Many student groups sided with Hamas ...
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Is there a poll in Germany on perceptions whether the antisemitism label is correctly used in the German political discourse?

I stumbled upon this US poll (conducted by U. of Maryland & Ipsos in June 2023) containing some questions on the public perceptions of the correct use of the antisemitism label, but also having ...
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Does the definition of Antisemitism used by the FBI differ in any way from the one used by the State Department?

The FBI apparently has to report how many hate crimes were based on Antisemitism. On the other hand, the State Department has also adopted a definition of Antisemitism. Is there any difference between ...
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Where is the Coordination Center of Muslims of the North Caucasus located? And who runs it?

I'm confused by this: Daghestani officials accused "enemies of Russia" of instigating the anti-Semitic sentiments after the Coordination Center of Muslims of the North Caucasus called on ...
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Why does Communist propaganda portray capitalists as wearing Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Jewish male uniforms? [closed]

Black hat, black suit, black pants, white shirt.
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Was there antisemitism in fascist Italy?

I often hear that Nazism is equal to fascism and such. Was there antisemitism and other kinds of repression against minorities in fascist Italy?
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The Origins of the Political Identity of Contemporary Palestinian Arabs [closed]

Pursuant to a question about the philosophy of Zionism and its position on the political and cultural identity of the Palestinians, it has been claimed that the Palestinian identity is a recent ...
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How did Ukrainian neo-Nazis and Ukrainian Jews coexist without bloody incidents? [closed]

Before the invasion, Ukraine had 360-400 thousand Jews living there. And according to Wikipedia, the Jewish population has been increased. On the other hand, Ukraine has a sizable neo-Nazi presence. ...
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Why are Jewish related places being targeted?

Places related to presumably non-Israeli, non-American Jews have been violently attacked subsequent to the Trump administration’s Jerusalem decision: in Europe a synagogue was firebombed and a kosher ...
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What are some examples of antisemitism in the Labour Party?

The Labour Party of the United Kingdom has recently come under fire for its new code of conduct, with people accusing them of not acting against antisemitism in the party, but quickly against those ...
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Are Jews fleeing France able to flee to any countries other than Israel?

French Jews, and Jews from many if not all countries, are able to emigrate to Israel, the only Jewish-majority country, as a result of the law of return. Apart from Israel, are there any countries ...
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Is this expression displayed by protestors antisemitic?

Reading the news after four people were stabbed in protester-counterprotester clashes in Washington, DC — this image from npr.org — I came across this potentially offensive picture: (Hover over to ...
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Is the conspiracy theory of "Cultural Marxism" inherently tied to antisemitism?

According to Wikipedia, cultural Marxism is a conspiracy theory that says that the Frankfurt School wants to destroy Western culture by controlling the media, academia, etc., using as its method the ...
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Has Labour failed to deal with antisemitism within their party?

Today the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, wrote in the Times that "a new poison - sanctioned from the very top - has taken root" in Labour. In particular, he accused the party leadership of not doing ...
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Why are/were Jews targets of religious hatred? [closed]

I am wondering why Jews have been targeted just for ... being Jewish. There are stereotypes about Jewish individuals like having tall noses, pale skin, saying certain words, etc. Why exactly, were ...
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What is the context where these Theodore Hertzl sentences were written?

I have found this paragraph in the diary of Theodore Herzl (12 June 1895): It would be an excellent idea to call in respectable, accredited anti-Semites as liquidators of property. To the people they ...
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What are the conclusions of the leaked Labour antisemitism report?

Over the weekend, an internal Labour Party report entitled "The work of the Labour Party's Governance and Legal Unit in relation to antisemitism, 2014-2019" was leaked. The report was reportedly ...
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The paradox of Russian Nazis

It is often reported that Russia has one of the largest neo-Nazi communities in the world. Which to me seems utterly bizarre. As I understand it, Germany's National Socialists in theory and practice,...
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What has been AfD's take on Soros (if any)?

Interesting enough (or deja vu), in Spain Echoing other European far-right parties Vox also appealed to conspiracy theories. For instance, invoking the demonized figure of the Hungarian Jewish ...
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Did Stephen Miller ever publicly discuss his support for antisemitic organizations?

Recently leaked emails show that Stephen Miller systematically supports and cooperates with groups on the extreme right which promote antisemitism. Did he ever publicly discuss this cooperation with ...
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Has the Labour party always had this level of problems with anti-semitism?

The UK Labour party has had a lot of anti-semitism issues in the news recently, including an mural which included caricatures of two Jewish bankers, two separate council candidates posting holocaust ...
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What did Emanuel Shinwell mean by "his country"?

On 30th of October 1956, during the Suez Canal crisis, 17 Jewish MPs voted to censure the government on a resolution which did not explicitly mention Israel1. Former Jewish Minister of Defence, ...
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Did the Nazi regime resort to any nationalizations?

I'm aware that the "national socialist" (Nazi) party was by most accounts only socialist in name, e.g.: Unfortunately for [Otto Strasser], he had taken seriously not only the word “socialist” but ...
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What does Farrakhan mean by "false Jews"?

In a speech of his, Farrakhan referenced "false Jews": These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral ...
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What anti-semitic slur did Rashida Tlaib use?

On the front page of foxnews.com, there's the article titled: FOX News: "Rashida Tlaib accused of anti-Semitic slur, days after profane anti-Trump tirade" However, reading the article, I can't ...
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What is the reason for extreme antisemitism among Muslims? [closed]

The current Iranian regime, and many other middle eastern Muslim regimes regularly call for the destruction of Israel and slaughter of all the Jews, from CNN: A new document by Iran's supreme ...
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Does antisemitism in the US correlate with (non-)religiosity?

Historically, Christianity was one of the driving forces behind antisemitism. I have recently read a claim that nowadays in the US, the absence of (Christian) religious views actually allows ...