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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:16 AM
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‘44% of Italians have negative views of Jews’
“Some 44% of the Italian population harbor some prejudice or have a hostile attitude toward Jews. They can be broken down into four subgroups,” according to the report.

“The first group (10%) holds the ‘traditional’ anti-Jewish stereotypical views, such as that ‘Jews are not fully Italian,’ ‘you can never really trust them,’ and ‘when it comes down to it, they have always lived at the expense of others,’ but reject the ‘contingent’ prejudices (toward Israel and the Shoah).”

The report continued that “the second group (11% of the population) only approve of the ‘modern’ stereotypical views, rejecting the ‘traditional’ and ‘contingent’ ones. They consider that ‘the Jews are rich and powerful,’ ‘they control and direct politics, the media and the banks,’ and moreover ‘they are more faithful to Israel than to the country of their birth.’” A “third group (12%) maintains ‘contingent’ convictions (‘all Jews use the Shoah to justify Israeli policy’), ‘they talk too much about their own tragedies disregarding other people’s,’ ‘Jews behave like Nazis with the Palestinians’), but they do not share the ‘traditional’ prejudices.”

Lastly, the report cites a fourth groups as the “pure anti- Semites” (12% of Italians). This group holds all the elements of the previous three forms of Italian anti-Semitism.


http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=243176




And this is a putative "enlightened" western european nation. Is there any question why Israel faces so many unwarranted challenges at the UN?
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:21 AM
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1. Weirdos
Edited on Wed Oct-26-11 10:22 AM by dipsydoodle
Bigoted weirdos.

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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 07:48 AM
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5. well said
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 04:27 PM
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2. Italy is not the worst country in Europe for antisemitism, but it isn't the best either
Edited on Wed Oct-26-11 04:28 PM by LeftishBrit
And recently there have been problems there with resurgence of the Far Right in some places; racism toward immigrants and Gypsies and as here Jews. I hope the situation doesn't degenerate further, what with all the economic mess there.
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F. Baehr Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 06:55 AM
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3. Anti-semitism is rampant in europe
Many Europeans have anti-semitic attitudes going back centuries. When it comes down to it Italy is still a very xtian country, and you have people that still believe things like "Jews killed jesus christ".
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 08:36 AM
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4. Anti-semitism is big in the US too
Jews are disproportionately represented as victims of hate crimes, according to FBI statistics.
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