Are The Irish Anti-Semitic?
John Gallen writes:
I thought this may be of interest considering all the coverage of the fighting in Israel / Palestine over the past couple of weeks.
It is often said that Ireland or the Irish are anti-semitic. Something I have never believed. And now we have some proper research from the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, Tel-Aviv University Their data has been put into a choropleth map by a Evangelos Kapros of TCD. More on him here
Anyway, according to this map there has been 1 incident in Ireland per 2.4m individuals between 2001 and 2010.
The UK – 1 incident per 51,000
The USA – 1 incident per 75,000
So, the likelihood of an antisemitic incident is 32 times more likely in the USA than Ireland and 47 times more likely in the UK.
I think that should put an end to any nonsense of this island being called antisemitic for good. The next time someone speaks out for Palestine, it is more likely a show of solidarity for an oppressed people than any type of antisemitism.
Posted on November 25, 2012, in Ireland, Protest and tagged Antisemitism, Hate, International affaird, Ireland, Irish News, Irish people, Israel, Jew, Race-Ethnic-Religious Relations, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.