UPSETTING

Study: European Anti-Semitism Pervasive

A new report released on Sunday from Tel Aviv University shows that while violent anti-Semitic attacks decreased in 2013, anti-Semitic views were becoming more pervasive throughout Europe. 66 percent of European Jews said anti-Semitism had a negative effect on their lives, and one-third declined attending Jewish events out of fear of attacks. 554 anti-Semitic attacks against people and Jewish institutions occurred in 2013. France had the most, with 116 incidents. Overall, that was a 19 percent drop in attacks compared to 2012, but it was still significantly higher than the averages recorded between 1994 and 2004, which tended to fall between 150 to 200 incidents.