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80% of British Jews feel blamed for Israel’s position on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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(JNS.org) A new study by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in the United Kingdom shows that about 80 percent of British Jews say that non-Jews are blaming them for the Israeli government’s actions with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The study, authored by Dr. Laura D. Staetsky and Dr. Jonathan Boyd, reveals that one-third of Jews feel that that non-Jews’ support of the boycott of Israeli goods is anti-Semitic, while nearly half feel that the comparisons between Israeli treatment of Palestinians to Nazi treatment of Jews is “definitely” anti-Semitic.

“Most respondents (over three-quarters) maintained that they hear the Israel/Nazi parallel in Britain at least occasionally,” the study states.

The respondents most commonly identified Muslim extremists, teenagers, and people “holding left-wing views” as the perpetrators of anti-Semitic acts.

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Source: JNS.org

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