Online anti-Semitism in Spain doubled in 2011, report says
(JTA) -- Online anti-Semitism in Spain doubled in volume last year, according to a Spanish Jewish community monitor.
In a report on anti-Semitism in Spain in 2011, the Observatory on Anti-Semitism in that country counted more than 1,000 anti-Semitic sites and web pages that it said were created in Spain. In 2010 the observatory counted 400 such sites. The observatory includes Spanish Facebook pages and groups in its reports.
The document on 2011 is the observatory's third annual monitor report. The observatory was co-founded by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain.
In addition to the observatory's research of anti-Semitic websites, the observatory received 57 reports of anti-Semitic incidents in 2011. Of those, the observatory deemed 42 to be anti-Semitic. In 2010, the center received half the number of reports.
"There is growing public awareness of the initiative," a Jewish federation spokesperson said.