After World War II and the Holocaust, antisemitism seemed unthinkable and any public expression of it was certainly unacceptable. However, this does not preclude that it continued to fester in private. And there is now clear and increasing evidence that public expressions of antisemitism are on the rise again in many parts of the Western world.” – Peter Kurti

Numerous reports of an increase in many countries of “left-wing” antisemitism, in which individuals claiming to hold anti-racist and anti-imperialist views employ antisemitic narratives or tropes in the course of expressing anger at policies or practices of the Government of Israel. [The Rapporteur] emphasizes that it is never acceptable to render Jews as proxies for the Government of Israel.” – Ahmed Shaheed (United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion and belief)

Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.” – International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Antisemitism exists and is dangerous whenever two contradictory factors appear in combination: the belief that Jews are so powerful that they are responsible for the evils of the world, and the knowledge that they are so powerless that they can be attacked with impunity.” – Jonathan Sacks

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