Anti-Semitism is the prejudice, discrimination and hatred of Jews
as a national, ethnic, religious or racial group
According to an international survey done by Pew in 2013, harassment of Jewish individuals increased to a 7 year high, although social hostility towards religion as a general statement was shown to be declining. In 2013 harassment against Jews was found in 34 out of the 45 countries in Europe, and the Pew survey found that Jews were much more likely to be harassed by individuals because of their religion than any other religious group (Pew, February 26, 2015).
The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University published their annual anti-Semitism report in April 2015, which detailed a sharp increase in global anti-Semitic activity during 2014. In 2014, 766 violent anti-Semitic incidents were recorded worldwide, representing a 40% increase over the 554 incidents reported in 2013 (IBTimes, April 17, 2015). To read the full 2014 Kantor Center report, click here.