Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

General Analysis 2010

A significant decline in the level of antisemitic incidents was recorded in 2010 compared to 2009,  

a peak year. An analysis of records from our database for the year 2010, covering major incidents  

of physical violence, direct threats and major acts of vandalism, points to a decrease of 46  

percent, from 1,129 to 614 such events (see Appendices). However, the 2010 total is the third  

highest since worldwide recording of antisemitic incidents began at the end of the 1980s.  

Moreover, it represents an alarming continuation of the high level of antisemitic activity in some  

major countries during recent years. It should be emphasized that harassment, which includes  

verbal threats, insults and abusive language, has increased dramatically in recent years and  

constitutes a major disturbance to the daily lives and well being of Jewish individuals and  


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