Link between antisemitism and migration unproven, analyst tells Euronews : Euronews
Nonna Mayer: Firstly, it's not just since yesterday. In fact, the rise in antisemitic violence across Europe started in 2000, with the second intifada. Just before that, antisemitic acts were at a residual level. So, there was an impact from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with peaks of more than 1,000 acts and threats recorded in France after Operation Defensive Shield and Operation Cast Lead. But, effectively, in 2017 we saw a growth in violence. It was in a context of tensions of identity, of a surge by the radical, populist right, the extreme right, and, above all, social networks become more and more significant and which inflamed the debate. All that led to a spike to in violence that didn't just involve antisemitic acts; it targeted homosexuals, Roma, but also Muslim women wearing headscarves. It was a context which incited violence."